Tax Senior Accountant

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Work whenever and wherever you want.

We don’t just accommodate remote work, we invite it, support it, and celebrate it. Our tax and audit teams may be spread across the country, but they work together seamlessly and successfully. We trust you to get your work done, whether you’re in person, hybrid, or fully remote.

A culture where flexibility and balance add up to success.

Our leadership team knows that public accounting is a demanding profession, which is the very reason for our ‘people-first’ culture. What works best for you works best for us.

Perkins empowers its staff with reasonable expectations around working hours: Full-time seniors have agoal of 1550 charge hours (2250 total hours), generally without the expectation that you’ll work weekends—unless that’s your thing. We’re working hard to get busy season hours down to an average of 50 hours/week.

Time off to recharge.

Empowering our staff with ample time off is central to how we operate and an important component to giving you the time you need to recharge. In addition to generous PTO, enjoy 14.5 paid holidays and paid leave options, including parental leave.

A smart move for your career.

Join our team, and you’ll work with a damn good group of seasoned accounting professionals who thrive on a culture of respect, support, and being refreshingly easygoing, without sacrificing crucial career development and experience.

We’ll give you the tools and resources to do your best work and mentorship programs that go above and beyond standard training, including self-selected development courses and career coaches. Our open-door policy gives you easy access to leadership, and our “choose your own adventure” approach to career development allows you to grow your career the way you want. We invite you to focus on your passions, promote you when you’re ready, and celebrate each career milestone you experience with us.

What makes you a fit for this role?

  • 3+ years of recent experience in public accounting that includes working in a paperless environment, conducting 1st review of moderately complex returns, regular client contact, assistance with managing client engagements, providing support and guidance to interns and staff (at least 80% of time spent in supervisory and/or review capacity)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and CPA exam eligible; CPA license preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to give and receive positive and constructive feedback
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adopt new/changing technology; proficient with use of office technology that is conducive to effective remote/hybrid work (e.g., MS Office including Teams, Zoom, other cloud-based tools); and tax software (preferably CCH Axcess & Engagement)
  • Collaborative approach to getting work done, shares knowledge, and seeks knowledge of others as appropriate

Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary range is $84K – $106K annually, varying DOE. Compensation may be adjusted for those who live in areas with a higher cost of labor than Portland, OR
  • 401(k) profit sharing plan; immediate vesting of employer contributions
  • 14.5 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid time-off (option to choose 5 weeks with reduced salary), parental leave
  • Incentive plan for sales leads

See our full list of benefits.

A company you’ll feel proud to be part of.

We don’t like to brag, but we have some significant accolades under our belt—all thanks to our passionate teams. At Perkins, we feel good about our work and love that our community feels good about it, too.

  • #1 Most Admired Accounting firm in Oregon & SW Washington. 16 years on Oregon’s Most Admired Companies list (Portland Business Journal)
  • 3rd Most Diverse Accounting Firm in Portland Metro (Portland Business Journal)
  • Best of Accounting Diamond Award Winner for Exceptional Client Service (ClearlyRated)
  • Largest women-owned accounting firm in Oregon & Clark and Skamania counties, WA.
  • 12th largest women-owned business in Oregon & Clark and Skamania counties, WA.
  • America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms (Forbes)
  • America’s Most Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms 2024 (USA Today)
  • Accounting Today’s 2024 Firms to Watch & Regional Leader (PNW)
  • We AAM to Serve award for Corporate Philanthropic Efforts (Association for Accounting Marketing)
  • Best Accountant of Portland (Willamette Week reader’s poll)

Does Perkins sound like the perfect fit for you? We keep it simple: just submit your resume or LinkedIn profile—no tedious application form or cover letter required. You may also email our recruiting team (Areena McLaughlin and Julie Brodell-Martin) at if you have questions.

Perkins & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Being a local firm gives us the advantage to do what our employees want. Being a great company takes more than just having a sleek office, fun events and wild parties, all of which we do have, coincidentally.

Perkins & Co offers competitive salary, 401(k) profit sharing plan with immediate vesting of employer contributions, generous paid time off plan, incentive plan for sales leads, a comprehensive health and disability insurance package, and more! Please visit our website for more information (

Ongoing training isn’t just a benefit, it’s a necessity. We provide comprehensive in-house, external and off-site training using a variety of high quality training resources, including BDO Alliance USA. Accounting isn’t what it used to be. We truly believe that you don’t have to work long hours to be successful.