Senior Accountant

Definition:           Senior accountants are experienced employees who have demonstrated leadership qualities,

effective communication and a strong commitment to the Firm. Having exhibited aptitude for duties of an in-charge accountant, senior accountants assume supervisory roles and delegate work effectively, while increasing contact with clients. 


  • Accept all responsibility for routine engagements. These responsibilities will include delegation of work to lower-level staff, supervision of lower-level staff and any other decisions relative to the work performed. 

  • Maintain good communication with lower-level staff to make sure all work is being performed in an accurate and timely manner. 

  • Maintain communication with supervisors, managers, and partners to ensure work process is continuing in an organized, efficient and professional manner. 

  • Begin developing relationships with clients and handling routine responsibilities and engagements while targeting subjects which should be discussed with superiors. 


Senior accountants are responsible for some portions of regular engagements, with little supervision. Duties may include the following:

  • Supervising staff on engagements, including delegation of duties. 

  • Participating on several engagements simultaneously.

  • Handling written correspondence with minimal supervision. 


Senior accountants are expected to develop professionally by:

  • Actively pursuing CPA certificate.

  • Demonstrating ability to sell new services to existing clients and to begin to attract new business to the Firm. 

  • Taking an interest in administrative activities: staff evaluation, performance reviews, recruiting and developing office policy. 

  • Working with management on in-house training programs, including CPE and other presentations. 

  • Continuing participation in civic events, while continuing to reflect Firm image and to attract new business. 

  • Working with supervisor, manager or partners on assigning work to staff accountants. Demonstrating some leadership of staff accountants. 


Every employee works for O’Donnell, Ficenec, Wills & Ferdig, LLP., will not just work for a particular supervisor or department. Accordingly, employees are expected to act in the best interest of the Firm, even if doing so requires actions or responsibilities not listed in the above job description.


This job description is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to revision by management when client service needs change.  

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