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Staff Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Milford, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024
About Ascend

Ascend empowers entrepreneurial CPAs to reach their goals with an innovative growth model that brings their firms into the new age. Backed by private equity from people-focused Alpine Investors, Ascend is building a modern platform for regional accounting firms that enables them to stay independent while accessing the resources of a large CPA firm to help them grow. Ascend provides access to growth capital, robust talent acquisition, best-of-breed technology, a catalytic leadership system, shared back-office services, and modernized equity incentives so that firms can surmount today’s industry challenges and reach their full potential. Founded in January 2023, the company attained revenues sufficient to qualify it as a Top 100 U.S. accounting firm within six months of operation. For more information, visit

About Onpointe

Onpointe is a rapidly growing, forward-thinking consulting firm with locations in the Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Louisville metro areas. We provide a range of tax, accounting and advisory services to closely held businesses and high net-worth individuals. With a fantastic team of people that offer high-quality service with a relationship-first approach, we help clients successfully navigate a complex business world.

This role focuses on tax compliance and tax planning. You will start out preparing a variety of individual and business tax returns and quickly build into preparing action plans that help clients reduce their tax burden. A successful candidate should also be able to contribute to any client accounting service. As we continue to grow, you will become instrumental in leveraging new technology and tools to improve the depth and breadth of services we provide.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Prepare and submit simple to complex tax returns for various clients.
  • Audit all tax forms for completeness and accuracy.
  • Provide future tax planning to clients.
  • Analyze tax data submitted by the client to maximize the outcome for the client.
  • Research new tax trends and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with government tax rules.
  • Train and mentor tax interns; Support the growth and development of team members.
  • Manage multiple assignments inside an engagement.


  • 0-2 years’ experience as a Tax Preparer or a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related discipline, Masters in Taxation a plus.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of tax preparation software.
  • Advanced MS Office skills (particularly in using Excel).
  • Comprehensive understanding of government tax laws.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid analytical, mathematical, and research skills.
  • Time management and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Available to work additional hours when necessary during tax season.