Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KOS is Hiring for the Tax Department

TO APPLY: Email resumes to hrdirector@koscpa.com

Our firm is currently seeking talented, entrepreneurial-minded, advancement-oriented individuals for the following opening in our Tax Department.

WHO WE ARE – Kessler Orlean Silver & Co (KOS) is a 50+ person full service CPA firm located in Deerfield IL. We provide clients of all sizes in many industries primarily throughout the Chicagoland area with a wide variety of assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services. We are a family-friendly environment with an emphasis on career development and advancement.

SOME THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT AT KOS – Challenging work assignments and promotions based on skill; leadership development and soft skills training programs; mentoring; semi-annual performance appraisals; business casual attire year-round; flexible hours schedule; lunch and learn meetings; book discussion groups; and a thorough orientation process.

SOMETHING NOT TO EXPECT AT KOS – Crazy, ridiculous hours, all-nighters, sleeping accommodations, and sweat-shop conditions. Yes, we work hard, but there is life outside the office and we respect that.

4-8 Years Public Accounting Experience

Responsibilities will include, among others:

  • The provision of tax compliance and consulting services to individuals, partnerships, trusts, corporations and tax-exempt entities in a variety of industries;
  •  Review of diverse tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts and individuals;
  • Identifying and researching tax topics of varying complexities;
  • Helping develop, build and manage client relationships;
  • Assisting in managing, developing and coaching professional staff;
  • Expansion of technical and professional knowledge and training opportunities; and
  • Involvement in networking and business development activities.


  • Previous public accounting experience and any experience with CCH ProSystem fx is a huge plus;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on the ability to articulate complex accounting, tax and financial information to clients;
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting / tax software programs;
  • CPA; 
  • Comfortable working in a team environment with changing priorities and deadlines; and
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: Competitive salary; generous PTO policy; employee bonus program; partially paid maternity/paternity policy; 401k and cafeteria plan; health, life, dental, and disability insurance; bereavement; firm-paid CPE, membership dues and licenses.

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