Staff Accountant

Job Description

Staff Accountant

Gardiner Thomsen, CPAs seeks audit staff with 0-5 yrs exp for our Charles City, IA office. Excellent opportunity, competitive compensation and benefits. www.gardinercpa.com. Respond to: Dennis Gardiner,10555 New York Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50322, dennisg@gardinercpa.com

We are searching for professionals to join our staff! Do you come from a farming background or have an interest in agriculture? Over 85% of our business is comprised of agricultural cooperatives and related agricultural entities. We audit clients in 7 Midwest states and California. A number of our clients are among the largest and most progressive in the Midwest. We currently provide audit and tax services to 20 of the 100 largest agricultural cooperatives. We take great pride in serving our farming related clients and have been doing so since 1964. In fact, we have client relationships that go back all 50 years! But, there's much more to us, and our firm, than our love for counting corn and beans.

The firm also provide audit services to a number of credit unions, primarily in Iowa, and local Iowa governmental entities. Because of our concentrations in these few industries, Gardiner Thomsen, CPAs has established itself as an industry specialist and has been recognized as a leader by clients and others within the various industries we serve.

Our work includes a fair amount of travel. Providing audit services means we are onsite at the client's business. The typical audit might last one week, allowing you to work with many clients during the year. We generally spend between 20 and 30% of our time traveling, which can vary by office.

The breakdown of our offices is as follows:

Charles City, Iowa- Serves agricultural clients and all of our governmental entity clients

Des Moines, Iowa- Serves personal tax clients, agricultural clients and all of our Credit Union clients.

Lincoln, Nebraska and Sioux Falls, South Dakota- Serve only agricultural clients.


We are looking for individuals who are interested in serving as Staff Accountants. To get your foot in the door, you should be a CPA, or at least be a candidate, and you should be seeking a challenging opportunity in public accounting. We see challenges as a chance to improve, and we seem to face them every day- whether they come from situations with clients, new auditing standards, new reporting standards or the manner in which we perform our auditing services.

We are also a progressive firm, conducting our audits using "paperless" audit software. So, we need staff members who are great with computers and have a thorough working knowledge of Excel and Word. It would also benefit you to have a positive attitude, friendly and outgoing personality, and the ability to sense humor. We like to have fun while we work and want to make sure you would feel comfortable as a member of our team.

At Gardiner Thomsen there are great opportunities for growth, both at the individual level and for the firm. We are looking for individuals who will see this as a career opportunity and not just a job. If we seem like the kind of firm you would be excited to work for, then we look forward to reviewing your cover letter and resume!

We are currently accepting applications for Junior and Senior Level Staff Accountants. Salary is commensurate with experience. To learn more about us, please visit www.gardinercpa.com

Company Description
Recognized leader in audit and tax services for agricultural cooperatives in the Midwest; credit unions in Iowa, South Dakota and Illinois; and local governments in Iowa. Firm was started in 1964 by the father of two of the firms partners/owners (2nd generation). Along with other partners, 3rd generation is in place to ensure long-term viability and continuance of the firm.

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