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When you join Armstrong, Backus & Co., you will join a firm dedicated to developing its employees and their careers. We look for the best and brightest, and then cultivate our staff through continuous learning and ongoing support. We offer a unique environment which provides opportunities for advancement and life outside of work.

Our generous benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance, Section 125 Premium Only Cafeteria Plan, SIMPLE IRA Plan, Continuing Professional Education, CPA Exam Fees, CPA Exam Leave, Financing of Becker CPA Review, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Client Referral Commission, Personal Leave Time, and Friday afternoons off (during summer).



Following are the positions currently available at Armstrong, Backus & Co. To apply, simply submit your resume and cover letter to: jobs@armstrongbackus.com. Please include your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line.


Tax Associate

Location:

San Angelo Office

Description:

At Armstrong, Backus & Co., you will gain opportunities for professional advancement and increased industry experience through interaction with a wide-ranging client base, as well as exposure to tax/audit issues that will challenge your abilities. In the Tax Associate or Audit Associate position, you will handle the technical preparation of financial statements, tax returns, and general ledger entries in addition to the analytical assessment of various information and options. As a valued team member, you will take ownership in the entire client process, including planning, performing, and conclusion of your assigned project. This position involves significant interaction with clients and the ability to foster positive relations within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment as well as practice development, involvement in management decisions and exposure to technical issues that will challenge your abilities.

The Tax Associate is exposed to a variety of opportunities, clients, and engagements. There is significant opportunity for advancement in this role.

Qualifications:

CPA candidate is preferred, and a person who enjoys working in a team environment and serving clients and who is looking for advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate will be confident, self-directed, articulate, and goal oriented. In addition, they will enjoy challenges, be able to delegate and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

  • • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • • 150 credit hours
  • • Pursuit of CPA certification
  • • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel
  • • Confident, self-directed, and goal oriented
  • • Motivated to work in a fast-paced environment
  • • Client focused
  • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • • Ability to work as an effective member of a team
  • • Minimum 3.0 GPA


Tax Manager

Location:

San Angelo Office

Description:

We are currently looking for talented individuals who want to experience the personal challenge of working for a leader in the industry. In the Tax Manager position, you will provide clients with financial information, prepare tax returns, analyze information and options, prepare general ledger entries, and more. This position will involve significant interaction with clients, practice development, involvement in management decisions and exposure to technical issues that will challenge your abilities.

The Tax Manager facilitates the entire client process including planning, performing the engagement, and concluding the project. In addition, the Tax manager will schedule assignments, supervise staff, mentor, and review work of staff level associates. A Tax Manager will also have strong technical tax consultation skills as well as knowledge of roles and technical skills needed for the work. Solid interpersonal and communication skills are imperative to be successful in this position.

The Tax Manager is exposed to a variety of opportunities, clients, and engagements. There is significant opportunity for advancement in this role.

Qualifications:

This position requires a person who enjoys working in a team environment and serving clients, and who is looking for advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate will be confident, self-directed, articulate, and goal oriented. In addition, they will enjoy challenges, be able to delegate and to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with 150 credit hours or Master’s Degree in accounting is required. Additionally, this position requires a CPA certification and a minimum of five years tax experience.

  • Skilled at using Microsoft software
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic
  • Uses time productively to accomplish challenging work goals
  • Proficient in Windows environments
  • Manages times effectively and prioritizes tasks to meet deadlines
  • Pays attention to detail; approaches work in a meticulous and thorough manner
  • CPA certification
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with clients and business partners
  • Project and team management
  • Familiarity with Accounting and Tax Preparation Software

Avantax financial professionals may only conduct business with residents of the states for which they are properly registered. We currently have individuals licensed to offer securities in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New York, Iowa, and North Carolina. Please note that not all of the investments and services mentioned are available in every state.

Securities offered through Avantax Investment Services SM, Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Avantax Advisory Services SM. Insurance services offered through an Avantax affiliated insurance agency.

The Avantax family of companies exclusively provide investment products and services through its representatives. Although Avantax Wealth Management SM does not provide tax or legal advice, or supervise tax, accounting or legal services, Avantax representatives may offer these services through their independent outside business.

This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation.

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