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?

Associate Accountant – San Diego, CA

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Evaluate and document clients’ internal controls; suggest remediation of internal control weaknesses; use of U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) accounting methods; perform testing (examining/reading documents, analyzing trends, testing transactions, and discussing matters with clients) of underlying support of clients’ accounting records and financial statement account balances to confirm compliance with GAAP; use audit software; prepare work papers to support audit procedures performed and related conclusions; assist in preparation of financial statements and other client deliverables; research applications of GAAP for clients’ situations; manage budgets of audit areas assigned for completion, and discuss findings with internal team members.

Job Requirements:  

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management, or Finance plus coursework, internships, or experience to include eligibility for taking the Uniform CPA examination, U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, U.S. GAAP, accounting methods, and use of accounting software. Experience and skills may be gained through academic coursework and concurrently while pursuing academic studies.

Administrative Assistant – Audit Department – Newport Beach, CA

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This is an administrative assistant position providing executive and professional level administrative support to Audit Department professionals of various levels.  In addition to providing executive level administrative support, this position is responsible for departmental duties outlined below.

The position provides department-wide support as needed in a variety of tasks, including processing of partner and principal American Express statements, travel arrangements, calendar scheduling, event coordination, report preparation, database maintenance, and typical administrative assistant tasks.

It requires strong administrative support experience, proficiency in written and verbal communication, computer literacy, organization, attention to detail, multi-tasking, quick thinking, self-responsibility, meeting deadlines, ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and occasional schedule flexibility.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Firm’s Audit Operations Manager, the CFO/COO, and the Audit Partner-in-Charge.

Responsibilities

  • Executive level administrative support for Audit Partners
  • Advanced level word processing support as needed
  • Review, edit and process engagement packages (budget and acceptance or continuance); upload for approvals; submit approved documents to accounting and engagement team; track progress of these documents
  • Serve as a liaison between the Audit Department and internal accounting regarding client set up and budget submittal.
  • Prepare and submit new client information forms to internal accounting
  • Process client background investigation requests and reports
  • Weekly review of time and expense time entry
  • Review and process Paid Time Off (“PTO”) requests
  • Prepare various weekly and monthly reports as needed
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Coordinate and schedule conference calls, web conferences, conference room reservations, meeting set up & break down
  • Provide occasional/back-up reception desk coverage
  • Coordinate and assist with special projects
  • Provide general administrative assistance to department personnel as needed
  • Provide backup support to audit administrative team members as needed
  • Time Entry and general knowledge of time and billing system including report generation
  • Expense processing using the expense management systems
  • Weekly and monthly American Express reconciliation for partners
  • Engagement Package processing using Echosign for approvals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced in all Microsoft Office Suite products
    • certification(s) a plus and/or testing will be administered to determine level of expertise
  • Easily adapts to change/flexibility
  • Professional demeanor and punctual
  • 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
  • Team player
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as clients and vendors
  • Experience with general office support, scanning, photocopying and receptionist coverage
  • Able to handle confidential information
  • Requires occasional schedule flexibility.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in an administrative support position for a professional firm (law or accounting)
  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with time entry software, Laserfiche, Echosign, ExpensAble, Concur Expense, Concur Travel, Adobe PDF, WebEx, Skype and other software – a PLUS

Job Locations & Travel Requirements

This position is located in the Firm’s Newport Beach office and may require occasional one-day travel to the Firm’s other Southern California offices for meetings or training.

Experienced Tax Associate – Newport Beach, CA

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Responsibilities

  • Prepare tax returns for pass-through entities, individuals, and corporations
  • Assure compliance with federal, state and local tax laws and regulations
  • Perform basic tax research and planning to resolve complex issues
  • Prepare documentation of work to support treatment of information and conclusions reached
  • Minimize tax liability through sound and informed application of laws and regulations
  • Respond to notices from tax authorities
  • Collaborate with team members to resolve tax issues and meet compliance deadlines
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner and keep supervisors apprised of job status

Requirements

  • 1-2 years’ experience in public accounting and tax return preparation
  • Private industry accounting experience also welcomed
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Licensed CPA or currently pursing CPA licensure
  • MST/MBT a plus, but not mandatory
  • Tech savvy with strong working knowledge of tax-related technology and use of Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Thrives in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Wants to be a valuable contributor to the organization

We have an excellent benefits package including top-tier salaries, bonus program, Firm paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401 (K) plan and employer match, short-term and long-term disability, paid personal time off, continuing education, CPA licensing support, work-life flexibility and other benefits.

Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Manager – Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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

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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.

Tax Senior -Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Encino & San Diego, CA

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Responsibilities

  • Review tax returns for pass-through entities and high-net worth individuals
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner and keep managers and/or partners apprised of job status
  • Assure compliance with federal, state and local tax laws and regulations
  • Conduct research and planning to resolve client issues in accordance with applicable tax laws and regulations
  • Minimize tax liability through sound and informed application of laws and regulations
  • Provide assistance during Federal and state audits
  • Respond to notices from tax authorities
  • Direct client contact involving income tax matters, transactional consulting, tax research, and compliance.
  • Anticipate client questions and respond with practical solutions than can be implemented
  • Advise, guide, coach and assist in the development of team members
  • Assign work to preparers and supervise progress

Requirements

  • Two years or more experience in public accounting
  • Significant experience with pass-through entities and preferably high-net worth individuals
  • Experience supervising and developing team members
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other degree and coursework that is qualified for taking the CPA examination
  • Licensed CPA 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 verbal communication skills
  • Thrives in a team-oriented environment
  • Wants to be a valuable contributor to the organization

We have an excellent benefits package, in addition to offering top-tier salaries, bonus program, Firm paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, 401 (K) matching, short-term and long-term disability, paid personal time off, continuing education, CPA licensing support, work/life flexibility and more.

Tax Manager – Newport Beach, CA

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Responsibilities

  • Manage compliance and consulting engagements, including staffing, delivery of high quality work product, client communication and billing
  • Deliver excellent client service,  including the ability to anticipate client questions and is prepared to respond with practical solutions than can be implemented
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving skills and understanding of federal and state income tax laws
  • Work closely with Staff and Seniors to develop their technical abilities and professional skill set
  • Research and draft technical memoranda on various tax issues
  • Perform business development and identify tax service opportunities
  • Minimize clients’ tax liability through sound and informed application of laws and regulations
  • Provide assistance during tax audits
  • Respond to notices from tax authorities

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Taxation a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Significant experience with pass-through entities and preferably high-net worth individuals
  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in public accounting and tax
  • Licensed CPA, Chartered Accountant, or similar certification
  • Tech savvy with strong working knowledge of tax-related technology
  • Excellent research skills
  • Success in leading teams and developing others
  • Desire to be a valuable contributor to the organization and make those around them better

We have an excellent benefits package, in addition to offering top-tier salaries, bonus program, Firm paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, 401 (K) matching, short-term and long-term disability, paid personal time off, continuing education, CPA licensing support, work/life flexibility and more.

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.