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Senior Tax Associate



Leawood, KS, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 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 We believe your ambition should not be constrained by outdated practices or opaque career paths.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 G&G

Goering & Granatino (G&G) is a Kansas City area professional services firm located in Leawood, Kansas. We provide advisory services, including tax, accounting, part-time CFO, and business formation services. At G&G, we are willing to help you continuously improve on various aspects of your career. When you choose to join us, you will be joining an environment where your goals are respected and where you'll work collaboratively with other team members to solve problems. We will provide the technologies, training and procedures to perform your job independently and confidently. You'll also have the support of the partners to develop your own personal network of contacts and be actively involved in the community.

In October 2023, G&G made the strategic decision to join Ascend to usher in our next stage of growth. With Ascend's partnership and shared resources – including technology, training and development – G&G is well positioned for strong innovation and growth in the years to come.

The Role

If you're an experienced tax professional looking for a culture that supports personal growth, collaborative relationships, and innovative minds through a flexible working environment, you may be a great fit for our team. We are looking for tax professionals that want to use their gifts and expertise to make a tangible impact. You will handle federal and state tax planning and compliance services to serve our businesses, their owners and individuals.

Be ready to jump in and learn! As part of our team, you'll get the opportunity to have more direct interaction with clients, do more complex work earlier in your career, and learn alongside our directors and partners!

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 Managers, Senior Managers or the broader team
  • Work with your internal G&G team and help them review clients' comparative financials
  • Begin acquiring the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in federal and state tax compliance
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • QuickBooks proficiency
  • Familiar with tax preparation and accounting software
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hold an active CPA license (or be in the process of obtaining it)
  • Proficiency with 1040, 1041, Partnerships, LLC, S-Corp returns
  • Proficiency with Thomson Reuters Ultra Tax, Fixed Assets CS, Workpapers CS, RIA Checkpoint

Who We Look For

A perceptive team-player who excels in a progressive & collaborative environment, blending sharp analytical skills with exceptional communication. A motivated, detail-oriented performer who embodies critical thinking and high standards. A proactive professional, committed to delivering outstanding service while embracing curiosity and innovation.


At G&G, 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 Leawood, KS 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:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance options
  • Various voluntary insurance options
  • FSA & HSA
  • 401(k) matching
  • PTO
  • Flexible schedule, including 4-day work weeks during off season
  • Parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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

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.