Ryan & Wetmore is seeking a Staff Accountant in the Bethesda, Frederick & Vienna offices. The firm offers competitive benefits, growth opportunities and a great team environment.All candidates should include trancript, credit hours and CPA eligibility status.Staff Accountants serve clients by: Advising clients on a wide range of corporate and federal tax issues, various duties to include tax research and planning, compliance, consulting, and business transaction structuring services. Communicating with clients to discuss tax accounting matters Meeting client service expectations through adhering to time budgets and maintaining positive client communications Delivering highest level of customer service to clients, including those at the executive level Performing audit procedures, over cash, A/R, inventories property and equipment, prepaid, A/P, accrued expenses, debt and general income statement accounts in client financial statements and propose adjusting journal entries when needed. Communicating with client personnel in order to identify and assess existing client accounting processes, internal controls, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Reviewing accounting transactions and consider appropriate application of generally accepted accounting principles. Preparing financial statement footnotes (on areas audited) and internal control observations and recommendations. Researching fundamental issues using online tools. Performing other duties as needed on engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel Gaining an understanding of Firm policies, procedures, and professional standards through observation and inquiry and adheres to them. Demonstrating positive attitude towards Firm and profession. Representing the Firm in a favorable and professional manner. Developing initiative, interpersonal skills, and practical application of technical knowledge. Performing other related duties assigned by immediate supervisor and other Firm management as required. Confidentiality of Firm and client information is critical.Candidate Requirements CPA certified or the eligibility to work toward obtaining a CPA license Must meet the minimum requirements for the CPA exam (eg, 150 credit hours) before start date of employment Bachelor's degree in accounting. 3.0 cumulative GPA strongly preferred with equal or stronger performance in your major Participation in extracurricular activities or prior job experience and demonstration of leadership abilities Sharp analytical skills enhanced by a commitment to professional development Desire to work closely with Partners and clients to provide exceptional service Previous hands-on public accounting internship experience is preferred Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to function in a team environment and to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Integrity, dependability, and trustworthiness. Strong skills with general office use software and an ability to adapt to new software applications Proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software programs. Frequent same day travel for work at clients' offices using a personal vehicle. Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients' offices using a personal vehicle. Able to work moderate overtime throughout the year with heavier overtime required during certain business cycles.