Careers

Every Team Needs New Talent

At Squar Milner, we pride ourselves on a great work environment.

We have become one of Southern California’s largest accounting firms by offering strong compensation and an authentic appreciation of our employees. Squar Milner offers opportunities for growth, a balanced work-life approach, excellent benefit packages and ongoing career development.

Squar Milner puts employees first.

We are always on the lookout for exceptional candidates and are interested in what you can bring to our firm. We encourage employees to choose their own paths and become leaders as their careers move forward.

Why Work for Squar Milner?

Culture

Squar Milner has a culture of trust, respect, and interdependence. We are a social firm. We host events such as holiday parties, after busy season parties and for over 10 years, have taken the entire firm on a trip to venues such as Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Miami, New Orleans, and most recently – Austin. Our firm trips do not include meetings or work, but are mere fun, bonding trips to help each person in each office and department get to know each other outside of the office environment.

 

Professional Development

You decide your career path. There are no limits to your potential. This means it’s possible to pursue challenges you are passionate about, in industries you care about. We reward talent and leadership and therefore there has never been a cap on the number of partners in our firm. We believe in helping you reach both your personal and professional potential.

Community

Squar Milner is committed to the communities it serves. Our partners and many of our employees are active in the community and many serve on boards of charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

Diversity

Squar Milner is one of the most diverse accounting firms in the country. We truly reflect the communities in which we live.  It is our culture to be inclusive not exclusive, flexible rather than rigid.  We have attracted, and want to continue to attract top talent.  We want all to feel comfortable in our firm.

Training

At Squar Milner, we are committed to having competent technical professionals, but more than that, we are committed to fostering great leaders. To that end, our professionals are continuously trained in technical areas as well as for leadership skills. Your technical training will largely depend on the choice you’ve made in your career.

College Candidates

Like a first impression, your first job can provide you with a foundation for your entire career. You should start your career in a place that helps you build that foundation. At Squar Milner, your ideas and thoughts will be heard, and you’ll have a chance to make a real difference. If you would like to start building your career with Squar Milner, please contact us.

Why Work for Squar Milner?

Culture

Squar Milner has a culture of trust, respect, and interdependence. We are a social firm. We host events such as holiday parties, after busy season parties and for over ten years, have taken the entire firm on a trip to venues such as Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Miami, New Orleans, and most recently – Austin. Our firm trips do not include meetings or work, but are mere fun, bonding trips to help each person in each office and department get to know each other outside of the office environment.

 

Professional Development

You decide your career path. There are no limits to your potential. This means it’s possible to pursue challenges you are passionate about, in industries you care about. We reward talent and leadership and therefore there has never been a cap on the number of partners in our firm. We believe in helping you reach both your personal and professional potential.

Community

Squar Milner is committed to the communities it serves. Our partners and many of our employees are active in the community and many serve on boards of charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

Diversity

Squar Milner is one of the most diverse accounting firms in the country. We truly reflect the communities in which we live.  It is our culture to be inclusive not exclusive, flexible rather than rigid.  We have attracted, and want to continue to attract top talent.  We want all to feel comfortable in our firm.

Training

At Squar Milner, we are committed to having competent technical professionals, but more than that, we are committed to fostering great leaders. To that end, our professionals are continuously trained in technical areas as well as for leadership skills. Your technical training will largely depend on the choice you’ve made in your career.

Current Openings

Why Work for Squar Milner?

Billing Administrator – Newport Beach & Los Angeles, CA

More Information

The Billing Administrator is responsible for coordinating, preparing and submitting monthly client invoices for multiple locations in a professional service firm, under the direction of the firm’s Partners, Managers and Billing Manager and/or Supervisor. The Billing Administrator is also responsible for reviewing and confirming time and expense entry for accuracy and reconciling work in progress, prior to invoicing. The Billing Administrator is also responsible for maintaining the integrity of all data, as it relates to the firms client information, cash receipts, application, invoicing and reporting. The Billing Administrator will also have the responsibility for new client set up and revisions, as well as running special reports, daily billing reports and weekly reports as requested and/or assigned by Management.  Billing Administrator must possess the ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients and have a good working knowledge of billing practices, preferably in a professional services firm.

The Billing Administrator must have excellent data entry skills, with an attention to detail. Candidate must also have an ability to work in a deadline oriented environment and have an ability to work independently.  The candidate will work closely with Executive level Partners and Managers and must be comfortable effectively communicating with high-level Management in order to perform the daily billing requirements within the timeframe required.  The candidate must also be flexible and have an ability to pivot and prioritize based upon deadlines set by supervisor.  Candidate must be a team player, collaborative, unafraid of adversity and able to work independently to complete projects before the deadline.  Candidate must have an ability to adapt to diverse environment and personalities as priorities shift from day to day.  The candidate must have strong writing skills and take a personal sense of ownership regarding the care and quality of his/her work.

The position requires someone who is highly organized with an ability to handle a high pressure, fast-paced environment.  Candidate must be willing to work overtime, flexible hours and weekends on occasion to meet deadlines.

This position provides high visibility within the firm and an opportunity for growth for the right candidate.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Firm’s Billing Manager

 RequirementsResponsibilities

Process and maintain client invoices and information as follows:

  • Process billing for all clients with balances monthly
  • Cash receipts application as needed
  • Assist with collections
  • Run weekly reports for Partners/Managers/Staff
  • Process client write downs per approval
  • Run Special reports upon request
  • Provide write down/carry over worksheets for client
  • Enter carry over explanations into Practice CS
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Management
  • WIP transfers as needed
  • Billing reconciliation for clients and staff upon request
  • New client set up
  • Weekly time entry review and correction
  • Engagement/Event set up for clients upon request

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Professional demeanor
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work towards deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff
  • Experience with general office support, scanning and photocopying

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of three progressive billing experience in a professional service environment
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Associate Degree or equivalent training in accounting/billing department preferred

IT Help Desk Specialist II – Los Angeles or San Diego, CA

More Information

This is a senior Help Desk position providing computing support to executives, employees, and contractors.  The position is responsible for first level problem determination, problem/incident recording, problem resolution, and problem escalation.

These products and services include but are not limited to desktop application software, network connectivity and troubleshooting, client/server systems support, PCs and laptops, web based applications, peripheral devices, and others. Travel to Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego, and Encino may be required.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports directly to the Firm’s IT Manager and the IT Help Desk Supervisor.

Responsibilities

Resolve Computer Support Requests Submitted to the Help Desk Ticketing System

  • Responds to Help Desk requests for assistance via phone, remote control tools, and in person if required.
  • Provides first-level contact and problem resolution for all users with hardware, software and applications problems.
  • Resolves as many user-reported problems as expertise permits using available tools and following procedures and policies for the handling of support cases.
  • Uses advanced troubleshooting skills.
  • Courteously obtains and conveys concise problem information for external and internal service personnel.
  • Provides accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems in the ticketing system database.
  • Maintains inventory of all equipment, software and software licenses.
  • Escalates problems as appropriate following Help Desk procedures.
  • Utilizes superior customer service skills.
  • Utilizes and maintain the Help Desk tracking software.
  • Coordinates problem resolution with vendors. Maintains communications with vendors during the problem resolution process.
  • Receives, processes, and prioritizes support calls from users depending on the severity level.
  • Installs software, deploy and upgrade operating system, clone disks, upgrade various drives, and troubleshoot network components.
  • Manages PC setup and deployment for new employees using standard hardware, images and software.
  • Travels to multiple locations in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Encino, and San Diego as needed and when directed by the IT Manager.

Training and Quality Improvement

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of Help Desk supported products and services.
  • Work with the IT Manager to identify available Help Desk training that will enhance and improve computing support delivered to end users.
  • Perform coaching and mentoring for Support Specialist I agents as assigned.

Help Desk documentation, records and procedures

  • Review and update Help Desk documentation as assigned.
  • Review and recommend modifications to procedures with the Team.
  • Actively review and update the IT Knowledge Base.
  • Ability to write new processes and procedures and make changes to existing ones.
  • Document accurate information in the Ticketing System.  This is important for tracking purposes and in case it needed to be reviewed by other team members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience supporting multiple executives
  • Five years’ experience in an administrative management role
  • Intermediate/Advanced-level skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

State & Local Tax Manager – Newport Beach or San Diego, CA

More Information

We are currently seeking a State and Local Tax (SALT) Manager to join our growing SALT practice in Southern California. This position is available in San Diego or Orange County.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver excellent client service on all SALT engagements
  • Operate as a point of contact within the SALT practice in the applicable office
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of SALT concepts and problem solving
  • Research and draft technical memoranda on various SALT issues
  • Manage and execute on all SALT engagements
  • Prepare SALT deliverables (e.g., memos, matrix, etc.)
  • Perform business development and identify tax service opportunities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Taxation or a JD with LLM in Tax preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • CPA or similar certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience
  • Diverse experience with multi-state income/franchise taxes, sales/use taxes, tax credits, and property taxes
  • Excellent verbal, research, and written communication skills
  • Travel flexibility within Southern California

The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously. He or she will have superior communication skills, a high energy level, and a strong sense of urgency.

Senior Audit – Newport Beach, CA

More Information

Squar Milner, CPAs, one of Southern California’s largest, fastest growing, and most respected full service accounting firms is looking for an Audit Senior with a minimum of 2 years of audit experience.  The ideal candidate will have audit experience in both public and private companies, experience in various industries such as (real estate, financial (banking), not-for-profit, technology, SEC registrants, restaurants, government contractors, biotech, manufacturing & distribution). Individual must be a technically savvy, “sleeves-up” person with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Will be organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.

We have an excellent benefits package including top-of the market salaries, company paid medical, dental and vision insurance, short-term and long term disability, paid personal time off, continuing education and other benefits.

Squar Milner LLP is a leading provider of accounting and consulting services to the Southern California business and professional community. For additional information about Squar Milner, please see our website at www.squarmilner.com.

This is a work hard, play hard environment and we look forward to hearing from you. Only qualified applicants, with a professional, pro-active approach should apply.

Tax Senior – Los Angeles, Encino & San Diego, CA

More Information

Squar Milner, one of the nation’s 75 top accounting firms, and one of Southern California’s largest, fastest growing full service CPA firm seeks a Senior Tax Associate.  Individual must be a technically savvy, “sleeves-up” person with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Experience with Go-Systems is a plus.

Job Description

  • Complete tax returns for pass-through entities and high-net worth individuals
  • Assure compliance with federal, state and local tax laws and regulations
  • Conduct research and planning to resolve client issues according to applicable tax laws and regulations
  • Minimize tax liability through sound and informed application of laws and regulations
  • Provide assistance during tax audits
  • Respond to notices from tax authorities
  • Direct client contact involving income tax matters, transactional consulting, tax research, and compliance.
  • Ability to anticipate client questions and is prepared to respond with practical solutions than can be implemented

Job Requirements

  • 2 years’ or more experience in public accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • Possess a CPA license, or currently pursing CPA licensure
  • Tech savvy with strong working knowledge of tax-related technology, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Go-Systems and RIA Checkpoint are a plus
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt and flourish in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work with and lead team members

Squar Milner is a work hard, play hard environment.  We offer excellent compensation packages consisting of top-of the market salaries and benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, paid personal time off, and continuing education.

Squar Milner LLP is a leading provider of accounting and consulting services to the Southern California business and professional community.

Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Manager – Los Angeles, CA

More Information

We are currently seeking a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax Manager to join our Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities for Accounting Tax Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on delivering due diligence and tax structuring services, post-close tax planning and tax reporting; communicates findings and opportunities to clients including coporate and private equity investors.
  • Work with and assist other senior members of the M&A Tax practice with various technical tax issues dealing with consolidated returns, S * Corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Assist clients with reorganizations, bankruptcy emergence planning, out of court workouts, debt restructurings, tax basis, Earning and Profits, and Section 382 studies
  • Review, assess, and advise clients regarding the tax computations reflected in their financial models, and assist clients in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the tax data in their financial projections for the transaction.
  • Reviw acquisition, merger, and related agreements, and provide comments related to structure, reps and warranties, covenants, indemnities and related documents.
  • Performs quantitative analysis to assess the tax consequences of specific transactions
  • Keep current with tax practices and changes in the tax law having a direct impact on our current and prospective clients
  • Engage with and develop other less experienced team members with regards to tax technical issues

Qualifications for Accounting Tax Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • CPA or J.D./ LL.M. required
  • 5 years M&A experience
  • Transaction tax M&A experience in the corporate environment or in working with/for private equity funds
  • General tax experience in corporate tax across various industry sectors helpful.
  • Possess the ability to manage yourself and others on multiple engagements and client service teams that run simultaneously.
  • Have ability to undertake complex tax research assignments and come to conclusions; possess exceptional writing skills in communicating difficult tax technical concepts and issues.
  • Tech savvy with strong working knowledge of tax-related technology, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Go-Systems and RIA Checkpoint are a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability. Creativity in finding solutions to issues.
  • Strong interpersonal and social issues. Excellent team player.

Tax Executive Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

More Information

 This is an administrative position providing support to the Firm’s Tax Partners, Principals and Managers.

The position requires advanced level skills in Microsoft Outlook, intermediate to advanced level skills/knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as experience with general office support, scanning, photocopying, and receptionist coverage.  Additional software utilized in the role: XCM, Laserfiche, Practice CS, GoSystem, ProSystem, EchoSign.

Responsibilities

  • Provide high level of support to multiple partners/managers within the department
  • Calendar management and meeting coordination for multiple partners/managers
  • Telephone screening
  • Prepare written client correspondence as requested
  • Travel Arrangements – domestic and international
  • Input daily time for multiple partners/managers within Practice CS software
  • Input lead data into CRM system
  • Prepare and submit expense reports for multiple partners and/or managers as assigned
  • Complete monthly AMEX reconciliation within ExpensAble software system
  • Final review of tax return packages prior to delivery to client (ensure all documents are signed, proper mailing envelopes are included, verify method of delivery, update internal tax return/projects tracking system, prepare for mailing/courier/overnight delivery)
  • Scanning client documents into the electronic fileroom (Laserfiche) in accordance with the department’s workpaper index
  • Edit and track engagement letters for new and existing Tax clients.
  • Complete client set up forms for new Tax clients/engagements.
  • Maintain various spreadsheets/department reports/schedules
  • Compile agenda, minutes and various reports for weekly tax department partner/manager meeting
  • Mail merge various client communications as requested throughout the year
  • Assistance in coordination of the department’s annual Busy Season Kickoff Meeting for the location
  • General administrative tasks – word processing, photocopying, filing, scanning
  • Back-up assistance for the Tax Processor
  • Back-up assistance for the Receptionist/Front Office Coordinator
  • Additional duties as assigned

Additional responsibilities may include

  • 1099 Preparation – assistance in gathering information from clients, data input and submission of documents to 3rd party administrator.  Final review of packages and coordinate delivery to clients.
  • Continuing Education Coordination – Maintain continuing education records for the department’s professional staff.  Obtain proper approvals and complete registration and travel arrangements for staff member’s training/continuing education courses
  • Extension Assembly – Manage the extension process for the April 15th deadline.  Includes assembly of extension package, transmission of electronic extension to the IRS, update the tracking software (XCM), and scan final package into electronic fileroom (Laserfiche).
  • Software/Publication Coordination – responsible for management of Tax and Audit publications, software and online research systems Firm Wide.  Monitor and maintain online access for employees, licensing, renewals, negotiation of contract and research related to additional publication/software requests from employees.
  • Industry Group Coordination – calendar management, event coordination and attendance.  Preparation of materials for monthly meetings.
  • Recruiting Coordination – assist in coordination of on-campus recruiting events and interviews under the direction of our Marketing Manager.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Professional demeanor
  • Above average technical, analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work towards deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as clients and vendors
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with general office support, scanning, photocopying and receptionist coverage

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience supporting multiple Partners and/or Managers
  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Intermediate/Advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

This is a work hard, play hard environment and we look forward to hearing from you. Only qualified applicants, with a professional, pro-active approach should apply.  For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements. Only qualified applicants with a professional and a pro-active approach should apply. No phone calls please.

Apply At Squar Milner


We’re always looking for good people. If we don’t have a listing that matches your skill set, contact us and we will be happy to evaluate you for a potential fit or place your resume on file for future openings. To apply, please e-mail careers@squarmilner.com.