Tax Staff Accountant – Dec. 2024

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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.

Position starting in December 2024.

Some may think a job is just a job, but at Perkins & Co we believe in igniting possibilities by helping our employees develop careers that fulfill their ambitions. We hire great people and give them a great place to work. Our secret to keeping them around is a positive culture, strong community involvement and a dedication to getting better every day. As part of the Perkins & Co team, you will enjoy robust training, exposure to a variety of industries, and the ability to develop an extensive network of professionals. We work hard here and we have fun along the way. Of course we provide competitive salary, good benefits, and plenty of perks, too.

A tax staff accountant at Perkins & Co will prepare federal and state tax returns for businesses and individuals, assist with income tax planning, research technical tax issues, and assist with other business consulting projects.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about providing excellent client service and developing relationships with coworkers. We want someone who is excited to kick-start their career. If you love accounting and want a place to thrive, we may have a home for you at Perkins & Co.

Where do you want to go?
Let’s Get There.

You’re just starting your accounting journey and we recognize that your career is going to be as unique as you are. You’ll receive comprehensive training and support from a variety of high quality resources. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula; together, we’ll design the right development path for you. You’ll benefit from individualized attention from managers and shareholders while you contribute to our collaborative environment that encourages all employees to learn from each other.


Client Management

  • Develop working relationships with appropriate client personnel

Engagement Management

  • Work closely with other Staff, Seniors, Managers, Senior Managers and Shareholders on completing different projects
  • Perform research on technical issues
  • Assist with other business consulting projects
  • Maintain accurate time records and descriptions of work performed
  • Review work prepared by the staff and seniors and provide constructive feedback to develop their personal and professional skills
  • Understand and follow regulations of the AICPA Professional Code of Ethics, the company’s code of ethics, independence rules and quality control procedures
  • Organize and coordinate work schedule with a variety of supervisors

Professional Development

  • Become proficient in a variety of accounting software programs
  • Develop a working knowledge of internal workflow and procedures


  • Current student who will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam (completed 150 semester/225 quarter college credits) before the hire date–December 2024 for Tax.
  • Working knowledge of common office technology and software (MS Office Suite)
  • Must have high integrity and trustworthiness
  • Ability to learn accounting specific software and research tools
  • Must be goal-oriented and have a desire to learn
  • Possess strong aptitude for analytical, technical work and problem solving
  • Professional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Must be able to effectively work on multiple concurrent projects
  • Self-starter/independent worker who also collaborates effectively as part of a team
  • Highly organized and strong attention to details
  • Must have the ability to work under supervision, accepting and applying constructive criticism and coaching
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as needed

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 this sound like the right opportunity for you? If so, please submit your resume, cover letter and a copy of your unofficial transcripts for consideration. Thank you!

Questions or problems with the application? Email to A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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.