Paraprofessional Accountant Bookkeeper

Position                                      Accountant – Bookkeeper – QuickBooks  

Posting Date                             February, 2018

Employment                             Full time                      

City                                             Cleveland - Beachwood, OH

Summary of Responsibilities

Zinner & Co., named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today magazine, has an outstanding opportunity for a top-notch candidate to join our team as a paraprofessional accountant /  full charge bookkeeper. Candidates with an advanced skill level with QuickBooks and public accounting experience are preferred. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and performing the bookkeeping functions for our firm clients including preparing sales tax, Ohio commercial activity tax, and federal, state and local payroll tax returns.


  • Record monthly financial transactions in clients’ books and records using Quickbooks Pro
  • Work closely with our clients staff to ensure tax compliance is complete and deadlines are met
  • Prepare clients monthly bank reconciliation
  • Prepare payroll reports and all monthly and quarterly payroll tax returns for clients on timely basis. This includes applicable federal, state and local payroll taxes and all related on-line filings
  • Reconcile client’s trial balance; assemble work papers that document and support the period end account balances in clients’ books and records
  • Assist with client communications and confidential workpapers
  • Prepare interim and year-end compiled financial statements
  • Post participant account activity for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance plans, 401(k) plans, and flex spending plans
  • Manage the internal accounting system as needed for the client
  • Contribute to and collaborate on authorship for blog articles, case studies, and Ebooks


  • Minimum five (5) years paraprofessional accountant, staff accountant, or bookkeeper experience (required)
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in accounting (desired)
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification (desired)
  • Public accounting experience (desired)


  • QuickBooks Accounting software (intermediate to advanced level)
  • Excel (intermediate level)
  • Word (advanced level)

Technical Expertise

  • ProSystem FX, Fixed Assets CS, and Creative Solutions
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements associated with processing payroll transactions and preparation of payroll returns


  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and client projects concurrently with ease and professionalism
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with clients professionally and with etiquette
  • Dependable, driven, willing, and able to learn

Our culture is rooted in client service; our spirit is philanthropic. We support our employees’ humanitarian efforts and join together outside the office through participation in community events, charitable initiatives, and goodwill. We envision our ideal candidate as one who is the change agent that not only empowers our clients, but also the world. 

Zinner & Co. is conveniently located in Beachwood, Ohio, off I-271 at the Chagrin Blvd. exit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with many opportunities for professional development. Our open, bright and modern layout, comfortable collaboration areas, and technologically advanced office space will greet you each day. 

Saturday availability during tax season is required (from January 15 through April 15)

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter as one Word doc or PDF file below: