Supervisor Accountant/Assurance Supervisor

Now Hiring: Supervisor Accountant / Assurance Supervisor
  • Are you looking for variety in your work that serves a diverse client base?
  • Do you desire growth in your career?
  • Would you like to work with a firm that values you and invests in you?

If this sounds like you, then we are interested in meeting you!

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Supervising management of assurance staff and client engagements.
  • Reviewing budgets to ensure engagement efficiencies.
  • Ensuring solid client communications with firm leadership team and clients to streamline
    engagement performance and strengthen relationships.
  • Training and development of staff, ranging from engagement performance to new
    standards and pronouncements.
  • Reviewing engagement workpapers and financial statements based upon firm objectives.
  • Coordinating firm resources to meet client deliverables based upon established timelines.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary plus increased earning potential based on your contribution
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, PTO and holidays
  • 401(k) + profit sharing
  • Robust mentoring and staff development program, internal and external education (CPE)
    with direct partner input, and annual performance appraisals
  • CPA reimbursement
  • Casual dress office environment for non-client-facing days
  • Hybrid work arrangement with a blend of in-office/remote work flexibility that best serves both our team and our clients
What You’ll Need to Be Successful:
  • 4 to 7 years of progressive experience in public accounting
  • CPA designation required
  • Experience leading audit or assurance engagements and the development of staff
  • Corporate and individual tax preparation
  • Experience with Excel, Creative Solutions Accounting, QuickBooks, and/or Lacerte is ideal
About Us

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions. To learn more about each value, please click here.

Curious about what a day in the life at Cray Kaiser looks like? Meet Micah Vant Hoff, our newest Principal and a long-tenured member of our team. He’ll be happy to share why he chose our firm and what CK’s Core Values mean to him so you can determine whether our firm might be a good fit for you, too!

WATCH: A Day in the Life at Cray Kaiser
COVID-19 Consderations:

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team remains safe and well while in the office. As a result, we are offering a lot of flexibility for work-from-home and remote work options during the pandemic. We’re happy to discuss and share more about what the virtual work
environment looks like at Cray Kaiser in the short and long-term.

Interested in Learning More?

Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com

Senior Auditor - Employee Benefit Plans

Now Hiring: Senior Auditor – Employee Benefits Plans
  • Are you looking for variety in your work that serves a diverse client base?
  • Do you desire growth in your career?
  • Would you like to work with a firm that values you and invests in you?
  • Do you have experience auditing employee benefit plans?

If this sounds like you, then we are interested in meeting you!

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Running engagements and overseeing daily activity of staff while facilitating assurance engagements, with a focus on employee benefit plans.
  • Collaborating, a lot! You’ll foster client relationships and manage internal communication to ensure everyone stays up to date. You’ll also supervise and train staff throughout the audit process.
  • Executing excellence by being the subject matter expert; planning and running audits and reviewing engagements, with support from your team at every step of the way.
  • Managing the details and remaining involved in the preparation of financial statements and related documents that will be delivered to clients based upon firm guidelines to meet client deliverables.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary plus increased earning potential based on your contribution
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, PTO and holidays
  • 401(k) + profit sharing
  • Robust mentoring and staff development program, internal and external education (CPE) with direct partner input, and annual performance appraisals
  • CPA and CPE reimbursement
  • Casual dress office environment for non-client-facing days
  • Hybrid work arrangement with a blend of in-office/remote work flexibility that best serves both our team and our clients

What You’ll Need to Be Successful:

  • Progressive experience in public accounting
  • Degreed accountant with CPA designation (or actively pursuing CPA)
  • Experience auditing employee benefits plans (EBP)
  • Ability to travel locally
About Us:

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions. To learn more about each value, please click here.

Curious about what a day in the life at Cray Kaiser looks like? Meet Dan Swanson, a CK Supervisor with experience on our Assurance and Accounting Services teams. He’ll be happy to tell you why he chose our firm and give you some insight to help determine whether we could be
a good fit for you, too!

WATCH: A Day in the Life at Cray Kaiser

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team remains safe and well while in the office. As a result, we are offering a lot of flexibility for work-from-home and remote work options during the pandemic. We’re happy to discuss and share more about what the virtual work
environment looks like at Cray Kaiser in the short and long-term.

Interested in Learning More?

Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com

 

Tax Supervisor

Now Hiring: Tax Supervisor
  • Are you looking for variety in your work that serves a diverse client base?
  • Is the opportunity to work in all areas of income tax, not just a select tax specialty, important to you?
  • Do you enjoy mentoring staff and helping them develop their skills?
  • Do you thrive when consulting with and guiding clients to make the right decisions for their businesses?
  • Would you like to work with a firm that values you and invests in you?

If this sounds like you, then we are interested in meeting you!

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Engaging with clients and other staff to ensure proactive tax planning.
  • Reviewing business, fiduciary, and personal income tax returns and training staff in tax matters.
  • Preparing tax projections and consulting on tax-related matters, including complex (fun!) tax issues.
  • Overseeing income tax correspondence, including developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients.
  • Diving deep into technical tax-related issues in order to guide clients.
  • Gaining exposure to foreign taxation, sales/use tax, and payroll tax.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary plus increased earning potential based on your contribution
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, PTO and holidays
  • 401(k) + profit sharing
  • Robust mentoring and staff development program, internal and external education (CPE) with direct partner input, and annual performance appraisals
  • CPA reimbursement
  • Casual dress office environment for non-client-facing days
  • Hybrid work arrangement with a blend of in-office/remote work flexibility that best serves both our team and our clients
What You’ll Need to Be Successful:
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in the tax department of a CPA firm
  • CPA designation and/or EA required; MST is also a plus
  • Strong background in reviewing individual and business returns
  • Experienced in tax research
  • Prior involvement with training & mentoring staff
About Us:

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions. To learn more about each value, please click here.

Curious about what a day in the life at Cray Kaiser looks like? Meet Natalie McHugh, a Tax Manager at CK. She’ll be happy to share why she chose our firm and what CK’s Core Values mean to her so you can determine whether our firm might be a good fit for you, too!

WATCH: A Day in the Life at Cray Kaiser
COVID-19 Considerations:

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team remains safe and well while in the office. As a result, we are offering a lot of flexibility for work-from-home and remote work options during the pandemic. We’re happy to discuss and share more about what the virtual work
environment looks like at Cray Kaiser in the short and long-term.

Interested in Learning More?

Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com

Staff Accountant

Now Hiring: Staff Accountant
  • Are you looking for variety in your work that serves a diverse client base?
  • Do you desire growth in your career?
  • Would you like to work with a firm that values you and invests in you?

If this sounds like you, then we are interested in meeting you!

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Working with a team on engagements such as audits, reviews, and compilations for middle market, privately-held businesses, non-profits, and employee benefit plans.
  •  Asking questions to continue growth.
  •  Communicating with an internal team on work status and engagement developments.
  •  Applying skills learned from engagement-to-engagement.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary plus increased earning potential based on your contribution
  •  Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, PTO and holidays
  • 401(k) + profit sharing
  •  Robust mentoring and staff development program, internal and external education (CPE)
    with direct partner input, and annual performance appraisals
  •  CPA reimbursement
  •  Casual dress office environment for non-client-facing days
  • Hybrid work arrangement with a blend of in-office/remote work flexibility that best serves both our team and our clients
What You’ll Need to Be Successful
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in public accounting
  • CPA designation, or plans to pursue
  • Experience in executing compilation, review, and audit engagements
  • Corporate and individual tax preparation is a plus
  • Experience with Excel, Creative Solutions Accounting, QuickBooks, and/or Lacerte is ideal
About Us:

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions. To learn more about each value, please click below to view a video on each.

WATCH: Cray Kaiser’s Core Values

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team remains safe and well while in the office. As a result, we are offering a lot of flexibility for work-from-home and remote work options during the pandemic. We’re happy to discuss and share more about what the virtual work environment looks like at Cray Kaiser in the short and long-term.

Interested in Learning More?

Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com

Accounting Services Specialist

Now Hiring: Accounting Services Specialist
  • Are you looking for variety in your work that serves as a diverse client base?
  • Do you desire growth in your career?
  • Would you like to work at a firm that invests in you?

If this sounds like you, then we are interested in meeting you!

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Providing accounting services to a variety of clients across various industries; primarily family-owned and closely-held businesses.
  • Preparing financial statements.
  • Executing multiple compilations and bookkeeping engagements.
  • Initiating technology projects such as integration of applications and conversion of data to various QuickBooks platforms.
  • Preparing corporate and individual tax returns.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary plus increased earning potential based on your contribution
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, PTO and holidays
  • 401(k) + profit sharing
  • Robust mentoring and staff development program, internal and external education (CPE)
    with direct partner input, and annual performance appraisals
  • CPA reimbursement
  • Casual dress office environment for non-client-facing days
  • Hybrid work arrangement with a blend of in-office/remote work flexibility that best serves both our team and our clients
What You’ll Need to Be Successful:
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in public accounting, with a focus on accounting services
  • Assurance experience is a plus
  • Corporate and individual tax preparation is a plus
  • Experience with Excel, various Thompson Reuters applications, QuickBooks, and/or Lacerte is ideal
  • QuickBooks Pro Advisor Certification is preferred
About Us:

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions.

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team remains safe and well while in the office. As a result, we are offering a lot of flexibility for work-from-home and remote work options during the pandemic. We’re happy to discuss and share more about what the virtual work
environment looks like at Cray Kaiser in the short and long term.

Interested in Learning More?

Please email your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com

Winter Tax / Audit Intern

Now Hiring: Winter Tax / Audit Intern

Cray, Kaiser Ltd. offers a paid internship experience to selected college accounting students each year during the tax season, January through April. Applications for tax season internships are accepted May through October each year. The candidate selection process is typically finalized
by October 31st. Interns work closely with partners and staff on current client assignments. The objective is to provide real-time experience in all types of accounting work in the public accounting forum.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Monthly accounting and reconciliation of client books
  • Preparation of 1099’s
  • Preparation of 1040, 1120S and 1065 tax returns
  • Preparation for audit work
  • Audit field work
  • Miscellaneous office filing and data entry
  • And more!

You will accomplish these tasks with a variety of software, including: Lacerte Tax, Accounting CS, Advance Flow, QuickBooks, Excel, Word and BNA Fixed Assets. Depending on assignments, there is local travel to clients in the six-county metropolitan area. The work hours are Monday to Thursday from 8am – 7pm, Friday 8am – 4:30pm, and Saturday 9am – 4:30pm. We offer some flexibility with start times if you have a morning class and flexibility with ending times to accommodate evening classes. Understanding you may have remaining college courses to complete, and school is your first priority, CK will be flexible around your academic responsibilities. A minimum of 40 hours per week is expected. Should the candidate have additional hours available, we are happy to expand the hours and further enrich your experience.

What You’ll Need to Be Successful
  • Must be an accounting major
  • Must have completed at least one tax course
  •  Must be able to work 40 plus hours a week (we do not work on Sundays, but Saturdays
    are required from 9am – 4:30pm)
  • Must be able to work in Oak Brook, IL (housing not provided)
  • You must have the ability to travel to the CK office and client offices
About Us

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions. To learn more about each value, please click here.

Curious about what it’s like to intern at CK? Meet the 2020 tax season interns. They’ll be happy to share what their experience was like and why CK was a great place to expand their skillsets so you can determine whether our firm might be a good fit for you, too!

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team remains safe and well while in the office. As a result, we are offering a lot of flexibility for work-from-home and remote work options during the pandemic. We’re happy to discuss and share more about what the virtual work environment looks like at Cray Kaiser in the short and long-term.

Interested in Learning More?

Please email your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com

 

Tax Administrator

Now Hiring: Tax Administrator

Cray, Kaiser Ltd. offers a flex-time opportunity to seasoned administrative professionals.  Flextime looks like this:

  • Tax Season : Jan – April 40+ hrs/week, Monday to Thursday from 8am – 7pm, Friday 8am – 4:30pm, and Saturday 9am – 4:30pm. A minimum of 40 hours per week is expected. Should the candidate have additional hours available, we are happy to expand the hours and further enrich your experience.
  • Off-Season: May – December flex schedule to support the below objectives.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Administration of tax functions including:

    • Work closely with partners and the tax professionals on administrative duties supporting the tax compliance practice
    • Scheduling of tax projects
    • Manage and update internal due date reminders
    • E-file processing and administration
    • Tax return processing and delivery of document support

The role is 100% in-person in our Oakbrook Terrace office.  No outside travel is required.

What You’ll Need to Be Successful:

  • Experience in a tax compliance environment and attention to detail
  • Enjoy leveraging a variety of software products and technologies
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Must be able to work in and commute to Oak Brook, IL (housing not provided)

About Us:

Since 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd. has been serving a diverse client base with a focus on family-owned and closely-held businesses. Besides the standard audit, accounting, and tax programs, we offer our clients a full range of business consulting services to assist with the complete life cycle of the business.

Our team is driven by its mission, vision and core values. As you get to know us, you’ll see that the five core values – education, integrity, people, care and trust – serve as anchors through our work and actions. To learn more about each value, please click here.

Interested in Learning More?

Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: joinourteam@craykaiser.com