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  • With one deadline past us, there are a couple of others coming up that I wanted to remind you of. First and most important, it’s time to vote! Early voting in Massachusetts starts tomorrow and is available by mail and in person to all registered voters. No excuse is required in our state to take part in early voting.    You can get all the info you need on early voting in your city or town here . Of course, regular election day is Tuesday, November 3; all the general information you need can be found here .    And I want to recommend another resource to you. I personally got somewhat confused by all the heavy advertising on Question 1, Expanding the Right to Repair Law. Our friend Evan Horowitz of the nonpartisan Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University has put out a report that I found helpful, and I hope you will too.     Another date to keep in mind this month is October 31, which is the deadline for early registration for your .cpa domain ...

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  • Braintree, Massachusetts, Kevin P. Martin & Associates (KPM), a progressive Top 15 Firm with offices in Braintree, Danvers, Fall River and Boston has a position for a career-oriented person to join our Braintree or Danvers office as an Audit Senior.  KPM offers a progressive, dynamic team environment and a team-based approach to client service that provides a unique opportunity for employees to develop professionally while promoting a work/life integration through negotiable flexible schedules.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Requirements:   2-5 years of public accounting experience Strong technical skills in preparing a variety of audit, review, compilation and other attestation engagements with emphasis on the affordable housing and nonprofit industries Strong understanding of financial statement preparation and GAAS/GAAP requirements Ability to review and analyze financial statements Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to effectively manage client relationships while in the field, as well as in the office when required Strong attention to detail Ability to train and assist staff, both in-person and remotely Ability to coordinate staffing and engagement workflow Strong technology skills, with experience in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Teams, preferred.  Experience with Profx Engagement is a plus. Bachelor's (or Master’s) degree in accounting is required. A related graduate degree preferred. CPA or CPA candidate  This individual must be eligible to work within the United States.   Objectives   Working directly with Managers and Supervisors this individual's responsibilities will include preparation and/or review of audit engagements, researching audit issues, the management of staff and client engagement process, the training of staff and performing various accounting analyses of general ledgers and financial statements.   Additional Job Details   - Primary Work Location:   Braintree or Danvers MA.  Option to work fully remote now as well as full or part-time in the future.  Some client fieldwork required.   - Benefits:  Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off, Flexible schedule, Parental leave, Professional development assistance, Tuition reimbursement  -This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:  Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous, People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects, Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction, Detail-oriented -- enjoys working on the details of an engagement while still looking at how these details impact the bigger picture, Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail, Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction, Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity,  A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply    Resumes can be emailed to:   cjackson@kpm-us.com
  • Andover, Massachusetts, The Assistant Municipal Accountant reports to the Municipal Accountant and performs general accounting and administration functions for multiple municipal clients. Provide accounting, administrative, and technical support to the Municipal Accountant Prepare accounts payable warrants in compliance with MGL Maintain, verify, and input financial records such as payroll, cash receipts, journal entries Prepare general ledger account reconciliations Look for opportunities to provide additional services to our clients. Perform other job functions and projects as requested to support the Firm. Must be able to travel to client locations occasionally. Meet the firms CPE requirements. Associates Degree in business, accounting or related field with 3-5 years of related experience Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a MUST. Motivated, service driven, strong work ethic, good organizational skills, and the ability and desire to take on responsibility. Good work ethic, service driven, strong organizational and analytical skills. Strong computer skills – Microsoft products, advanced Excel and Word, Vadar/Softright Quickbooks and/or Quickbooks Sage
  • Merrimack, New Hampshire, Responsible for leading a profitable functional area of the practice – leading the team, building the business and ensuring the team delivers exceptional client service. This role also supports the business development and growth initiatives of the practice and is responsible for retaining talented people through strong leadership and coaching/mentoring relationships. Deliver a full range of tax services in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Ability to prepare financial statements. Identify and mitigate tax risks. Supervise and mentor accounting staff and assess performance. Read and be familiar with pronouncements from the AICPA, FASB, and GASB. Stay up to date on firm policies, procedures, and the AICPA and the state CPA society’s rules, regulations, and Code of Ethics. Market the firm to new clients and look for opportunities to provide additional services to our existing clients. Monitor progress of engagements in relation to budgets and deadlines. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining a personal network; participation in professional organizations. Leads and nurtures a work culture that promotes open and frequent communication among staff; stimulating teamwork to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Supports the partner team and contributes to the development of the business plan. Must be able to travel to client locations (usually within one to two hours of the office), approximately 50-60%. Minimum 8 to 10 years’ experience in commercial client experience. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Required. Master’s degree in Accountancy preferred. CPA required. Supervisory experience. Good work ethic, service driven, strong organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to take on responsibility and leadership. Proven track record of marketing to, bringing in, and managing new clients. Willingness to drive firm initiatives and lead new firm projects. Excellent presentation, communication, listening, and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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