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Tax Accountant - Technical Training Specialist


Location: Mankato, MN 56001
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: April 19, 2024
Do you love sharing your knowledge of taxation with others? Are you the person in your office others go to for explanations and assistance? Do you enjoy making complex accounting concepts understandable? Do you find satisfaction in investing in others, seeing the light of learning go on, and watching them grow as professionals? Or perhaps you enjoy the tax practice but would like to step-back from the demands of busy season? As an example of commitment to our core value of Growth and Development, our rapidly growing firm is looking for a Training Specialist to join our team - focused on our tax team! As a Tax Training Specialist, you will invest in people by developing exceptional technically trained tax professionals throughout their careers from intern to partner. You will be responsible for designing, developing, curating, and working with subject matter experts to deliver training programs for our tax professionals to enhance their technical expertise resulting in efficiency, consistency, and innovation. At Abdo, we’re not your typical accounting firm. If you’re looking for somewhere to punch the clock while pushing papers, this is not the place for you. But if you’re ready to light the path forward to make a difference in the lives of our team and clients, we’d like to meet you! Our culture is built on the following principles: Relationships: We give our best to our clients and to each other. Teamwork: We accomplish great things together. Growth & Development: We get better every day. Key responsibilities include: Develop and facilitate delivery of tax department technical training when onboarding new staff at all levels. Build relationships with new staff through orientation activities and first year check-ins to ensure on-track development. Conduct regular needs assessments within the tax department and work with internal subject matter experts to develop internal training or soliciting external content allowing tax staff to pursue career development paths and remain current on technical tax topics. Cultivate the Abdo learning culture by developing an easily accessible library of technical training resources including things such as self-study courses within our LMS, video tutorials, how-to and process guides, and reference sheets. Serve as a training resource when addressing skill needs of specific tax staff on an as needed basis. This includes being available to assist learners post-training as they apply knowledge to client work. Partner with the Learning and Development Manager to develop Abdo University curriculum and events. Stay current on tax law and internal processes and assist tax department staff in communicating to all tax staff. Other duties as assigned Ideal candidate has: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required 3+ years of experience in public accounting with a focus on tax accounting and consulting required or relevant experience teaching tax topics Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification preferred Experience teaching tax or audit topics to individuals or groups preferred. Attracting, developing, and retaining the best employees are our highest priorities at Abdo. Listed as one of America's Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms by Forbes, we are always seeking talented individuals who can contribute to the continued growth and success of our firm. If you desire flexibility and control in your work schedule along with recognition for your efforts, Abdo has the opportunity you’re looking for! Apply Online Today! Flexible Workplace: Abdo approaches the hybrid work environment through flexible workplace options of working mostly from home or working mostly from the office. We want our people to work where they work best! While the Tax Training Specialist position is eligible for either of these flexible work options, there are times where the Training Specialist will be required to work physically from our Minnesota office locations for various training needs. For this reason, candidates eligible for this job must live within 75 miles of one of our Minnesota offices. Interviews for this position may be conducted via Zoom video. Please let us know if you need assistance with this technology. EEO Policy: Abdo LLP and its subsidiary companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any legally-recognized basis “protected class” including but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or marital preference, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.
Salary: $61.1K - $77.4K a year
Employment Type: Full-time