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Tax Senior



Accounting & Finance
Vancouver, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023
Who We Are

About Ascend

At Ascend, we recognize the struggles that accounting & finance professionals face in traditional firms—from rigid hierarchies and overwhelming workloads to the elusive work-life balance. We believe your ambition should not be constrained by outdated practices or opaque career paths. Here, you're not just a number but a valued member of a community that champions both your professional and personal fulfillment. Our mission is to transform the public accounting experience into one where work-life harmony is a reality, and where your career advancement is supported by a nurturing network and robust resources.

We partner with regional, entrepreneurial firms and provide them with the resources and support necessary to thrive in today's dynamic market. This includes access to growth capital, robust talent acquisition, top-tier technology, transformative leadership, shared back-office services, & more. Founded in January 2023, Ascend attained revenues to sufficiently qualify as a Top 100 U.S. accounting firm within six months of operation. Explore Ascend, where your career soars without sacrificing your quality of life.

About ODC

Opsahl Dawson (ODC) was founded in 1979 in Longview, WA, where we have flourished into the award-winning firm we are today. We specialize in Accounting, Tax Preparation, and Bookkeeping with 75+ people across the United States. With 30+ years of proven service, we're the go-to CPA firm in SW Washington. You'll be joining a fun team and a renowned firm that was named a 2022 Best Midsized Firm to Work for by Accounting Today.

In January 2023, ODC made the strategic decision to join Ascend! With Ascend's partnership and shared resources, ODC is well positioned for strong innovation and growth in the years to come.

The Role

We are looking for a Tax Senior to join our team! Our Tax Senior is crucial to our business, and this role will play an instrumental part in delivering top-notch service to our clients nationwide. This role requires excellent attention to detail and willingness to collaborate with multiple teams. In return, we promise a fun & supportive place to work, great teammates to work with, and dynamic learning opportunities!

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review tax filings (1040, 1041, Partnerships, LLC, S-Corp) for business owner's corporate and individual needs
  • Review tax information supplied by the client and obtained open items if necessary
  • Identify and communicate any tax matters to Senior Managers or the broader team
  • Work with your internal ODC team and help them review clients' comparative financials
  • Begin acquiring the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of public accounting experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Expertise in tax accounting, tax compliance and all kinds of tax return options

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable accounting software, QuickBooks, CCH Axcess, Engagement, Thomson Reuters, or UltraTax
  • CPA or EA preferred

Who We Look For

A perceptive team-player who excels in a progressive environment, blending sharp analytical skills with exceptional communication. A detail-oriented performer who embodies critical thinking and high standards. A proactive professional, constantly seeking to deliver outstanding service.


At Opsahl Dawson, we've designed a flexible work structure that enables both teamwork and independence, enhancing our employees' work experience while promoting personal well-being.

This role can be fully remote or sit out of our Vancouver, WA office. There is no travel required.

What We Offer

Join our team and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that supports well-being, health, and ongoing professional growth:

  • Competitive PTO
  • Medical, Dental, & Voluntary Insurance Options
  • 401(k) Matching
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Incentive
  • Commitment to Professional Development

How To Apply

Submit your information in the application section directly below! This will include:

  • Basic contact information
  • Resume/CV and optional cover letter upload
  • Work eligibility, credentials, and compensation
  • Voluntary demographic & self-ID questions

For further questions or inquiries about the role, please reach out to Kim Chedgy, Sr. Recruiter at

The annual base salary range for this role is $75,000-100,000. This range includes the anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual compensation may vary based on various factors, including experience, education and/or skill level.

At Ascend, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Ascend hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.