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Our Career Opportunities

At Halt, Buzas & Powell we are looking for highly talented and motivated individuals to join our unique and diverse pool of superstar CPAs and management consultants. We offer:

At HBP, we pride ourselves on promoting individual professional growth and developing our team members into future Partners of the firm. In the past we were honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Washington D.C. Metro Area” and ranked by Accounting Today as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For.”

To apply for any of the open positions below, send your resume and cover letter to our Human Resources department. Please be sure to include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Current Openings:

Senior Tax Accountant

Location: Alexandria, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Tax

Duties Include:

  • Prepare Federal, state, and local tax returns for individuals, exempt organizations, partnerships and LLCs, S corporations, C corporations, and trusts.
  • Prepare supporting work papers and review trial balances and client data for reasonableness and completeness; prepare book and tax journal entries, including accrual to cash entries, as needed.
  • Prepare annual and quarterly income tax provisions.
  • Provide technical support, guidance, and training to tax staff.
  • Assist with tax planning, research, and consulting engagements as requested.
  • Provide ongoing status updates to management.
  • Provide exceptional client service.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 3+ years of relevant public accounting experience, including individual and business tax compliance for small to mid-size clients and accrual to cash conversions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; masters in tax a plus.
  • CPA or the eligibility to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Exceptional project management, analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills, coupled with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead and develop tax staff.
  • Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment.
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously (multi-task) and effectively and efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Superior client service focus.
  • Proficiency with ProSystem fx Tax, Caseware, and Excel.
This description is for informational purposes only, intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position, and is not all-inclusive. Other duties will be expected to be performed as part of the position and responsibilities and duties may change over time. Halt Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is an at-will employer.

Tax Manager

Location: Alexandria, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Tax

Duties Include:

  • Review and supervise the preparation of Federal, state, and local tax returns for individuals, exempt organizations, partnerships and LLCs, S corporations, C corporations, and estates and trusts, including reviewing supporting work papers, trial balances, book and tax entries, and client data for accuracy, reasonableness, and completeness.
  • Review and supervise accrual to cash conversions.
  • Respond to tax authorities on behalf of clients and assist clients with tax audits.
  • Review and supervise annual and quarterly income tax projections.
  • Provide technical support, guidance, and training to tax staff.
  • Assist with tax planning, research, and consulting engagements as needed.
  • Focus on providing delivery of exceptional client services.
  • Develop client relationships and contribute to business development.
  • Total estimated work hours 2200+ annually of which 60% are billable

Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least eight years of recent and relevant public accounting experience; exempt organization experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; masters in tax a plus.
  • CPA required.
  • Extensive experience with accrual to cash conversions a must.
  • Exceptional project management, analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills, coupled with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead and develop tax staff.
  • Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment.
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and effectively and efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Superior client service focus.
  • Proficiency with ProSystem fx Tax, Caseware, and Excel.
This description is for informational purposes only, intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position, and is not all-inclusive. Other duties will be expected to be performed as part of the position and responsibilities and duties may change over time. Halt Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is an at-will employer.

Senior Auditor

Location: Alexandria, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Audit

Duties Include:

  • Job planning, including advanced determination of staffing requirements, client assistance and job training.
  • Knowledge of firm budgeting procedures.
  • Reviews work assigned to staff; maintains general control of engagement time and expenses.
  • Analyze relatively difficult audit accounts including compilations and reviews, sales, accounts receivable, and contingent liabilities.
  • Prepare management letters and other reports to client management.
  • Prepare financial statement elements such as footnotes and statements of change in financial position.
  • Provide exceptional client service.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 3+ years of relevant public accounting experience.
  • Ability to supervise and coach staff.
  • Exceptional project management, analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills, coupled with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment.
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously (multi-task) and effectively and efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Superior client service focus.
  • Ability to travel to and from various client worksites.
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. – client storage boxes, accounting equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to provide neat, well-formatted work.
  • Must exhibit a positive, mature attitude and maintain a neat, clean appearance.
  • Proficiency with Caseware and Excel.
This description is for informational purposes only, intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position, and is not all-inclusive. Other duties will be expected to be performed as part of the position and responsibilities and duties may change over time. Halt Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is an at-will employer.

Audit Manager

Location: Alexandria, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Audit

Duties Include:

  • Review and supervise audit, review and compilation, including reviewing financial statements, management letters, supporting work papers, trial balances, adjusting entries, and client data for accuracy, reasonableness,
    and completeness.
  • Coordination with Firm principles and client management as to definition of needs fee estimates and determination of engagement timing.
  • Provide technical support, training to staff and review staff work papers.
  • Ensure accurate financial statement and footnote disclosures.
  • Monitoring of work, including coaching and supervision of staff, review of reports and returns, oversight of engagement time and expense and oversight of progress and final billings.
  • Establish and achieve desired levels of overall engagement realization and utilization rates that are determined by the individual and Partner at the beginning of the calendar year.
  • Focus on providing delivery of exceptional client services.
  • Maintain and develop client relationships and contribute to business development.
  • Assist with consulting engagements as needed.
  • Maintain excellent communication with the tax and outsourcing department to ensure exceptional client service.
  • Total estimated work hours 2200+ annually of which 60% are billable.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least six years of recent and relevant public accounting experience; exempt organization experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
  • CPA required.
  • Exceptional project management, analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills, coupled with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead and develop staff.
  • Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment.
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and effectively and efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Superior client service focus.
  • Caseware experience a plus.
This description is for informational purposes only, intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position, and is not all-inclusive. Other duties will be expected to be performed as part of the position and responsibilities and duties may change over time. Halt Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is an at-will employer.

Staff Outsourcing Accountant

Location: Alexandria, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Outsourcing

Duties Include:

  • Provide analytical and mechanical assistance on day-to-day accounting operations, such as A/R, A/P, and payroll processing.
  • Assist with the preparation of cash, credit card, and other asset and liability account reconciliations for month-end and year-end.
  • Assist with the preparation of complete and accurate financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, etc.) for month-end and year-end.
  • Prepare schedules for annual audits and tax returns.
  • Prepare neat, well-formatted work papers.
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with clients and colleagues.
  • Perform the assigned tasks as expeditiously as possible to meet realization requirements.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, such as Form 1099 preparation.
  • Travel to and from various client work-sites.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least one year of experience in outsourced or private accounting with consistent performance at or above the satisfactory level (professional references will be screened to confirm experience).
  • Ability to thrive and adapt quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to follow instruction quickly and transfer knowledge from one engagement to another.
  • Must be able to provide neat, well-formatted work.
  • Must exhibit a positive, mature attitude and maintain a neat, clean appearance.
  • Exceptional project management, analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills, coupled with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively and efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Superior client service focus.
  • Ability to travel to and from various client worksites, including non-metro accessible sites.
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel.
This description is for informational purposes only, intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position, and is not all-inclusive. Other duties will be expected to be performed as part of the position and responsibilities and duties may change over time. Halt Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is an at-will employer.

Staff Outsourcing Accountant

Location: Alexandria, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Outsourcing

Duties Include:

  • Provide analytical and mechanical assistance on day-to-day accounting operations, such as A/R, A/P, and payroll processing.
  • Assist with the preparation of cash, credit card, and other asset and liability account reconciliations for month-end and year-end.
  • Assist with the preparation of complete and accurate financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, etc.) for month-end and year-end.
  • Prepare schedules for annual audits and tax returns.
  • Prepare neat, well-formatted work papers.
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with clients and colleagues.
  • Perform the assigned tasks as expeditiously as possible to meet realization requirements.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, such as Form 1099 preparation.
  • Travel to and from various client work-sites.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least two years of experience in outsourced or private accounting with consistent performance at or above the satisfactory level (professional references will be screened to confirm experience).
  • Ability to thrive and adapt quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to follow instruction quickly and transfer knowledge from one engagement to another.
  • Must be able to provide neat, well-formatted work.
  • Must exhibit a positive, mature attitude and maintain a neat, clean appearance.
  • Exceptional project management, analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills, coupled with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively and efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Superior client service focus.
  • Ability to travel to and from various client worksites, including non-metro accessible sites.
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency with ProSystem fx Tax, Caseware, and Excel.
This description is for informational purposes only, intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position, and is not all-inclusive. Other duties will be expected to be performed as part of the position and responsibilities and duties may change over time. Halt Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is an at-will employer.

“Our firm is small enough that you can know everyone and care about the success of everyone, but big enough to get a taste of all the different kinds of clients and businesses and industries in which they operate. I know in my heart that this is the kind of environment where I can succeed. The partners all care about us individually and also how, with our different skills, we can help each other. We have so many special people from different countries and states and we all learn from each other. Questions are welcomed and our success is guaranteed as long as we are willing to work for it.”