Senior Accountant

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Title Senior Accountant
Categories Senior Accountant
Location Gaithersburg, MD
Job Information

“To help every client and every employee reach their growth and development potential.”


Since the inception of our firm, this has been the guiding principle, driving organizational growth and our ability to expand the team… 25 years and counting.


We have been growing since our founding in 1990 and are poised for outstanding growth for the next 10 years. We are a best-in-class firm, enjoying one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. Our work involves in-depth engagements with privately held businesses that include attestation and tax services but reach beyond traditional services and extend to management consulting, growth and development consulting, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, forensic accounting and more.


As a mid-size firm, our unique position within the market offers the advantages of both a small firm and a large one… advantages that directly and positively impact our team members, providing them many opportunities to learn new skills, develop specializations, and see “the bigger picture” more quickly.


At Lanigan, Ryan, we believe that a good training program is key to the ongoing success of our people. We strive to provide relevant in-house courses, personal growth plans, and one-on-one coaching for our staff in addition to the outside training required by our profession which equips and empowers our team members to move ahead as quickly as their ambition allows. In fact, all our partners have been promoted from within our organization. It is no surprise to us that we have been honored as one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, 9 of the last 11 years.


Our team members are some of the brightest stars that come from top undergraduate programs. They excel academically, are highly motivated, have a desire for excellence in their work, for advancement, and growth in their career.


We are looking for the second generation of leaders to join our firm. Are you the next member of our growing team?



As a Senior Accountant, you will be involved in all areas of client service from attestation engagements to tax preparation and review. You will supervise staff accountants on engagements both in the office and on-site at client location, occasionally managing communication with client on-site and developing client relationships. You may be responsible for several engagements at any given time.

Here are a few competency expectations for this position:
•Understand generally accepted auditing standards, common audit procedures, techniques, and the firm’s quality control standards
•Complete or review engagement programs for approval
•Prepare audit risk assessments for approval
•Prepare and/or review work papers, financial statements, including footnote disclosures
•Perform tax research, draw conclusions and document findings in written format
•Prepare complex tax projections and tax returns
•Review tax returns prepared by others
•Identify and resolve problem areas or issues
•Understand GAAP, unique or specialized accounting principles and financial statement presentations
•Understand and adhere to professional standards for CPAs
•Perform technical research
•Demonstrate good, thorough review skills
•Plan, schedule and complete engagements independently
•Engagement process: Mastering prospect to client meetings
•Attend firm-sponsored, industry, community, and/or volunteer events
•Provide training and assistance to staff
•Highly motivated with the desire to grow and develop
•4-5 years of public accounting experience
•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics or equivalent experience
•Knowledge of accounting and tax software
This role offers opportunity for advancement and a defined path to leadership.
We offer competitive compensation and a unique benefits package.

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