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Senior Accountant Position

The Opportunity

The firm of O’Donnell Ficenic Wills & Ferdig LLP (OFWF) offers sky-high opportunities!  Our associates experience a culture that offers development, challenge, teamwork, support and rewarding career growth.  Our associates enjoy a defined career path and a partnership career opportunity for those willing to deliver quality and success for our clients.  Why now?  OFWF’s client base is growing, fueled by our reputation of integrity, trust, partnership and delivering on our promise.  Our size gives us the flexibility to be nimble and offer our associates experiences that larger firms cannot.  Our associates can direct their development and become well-rounded public accountants and business leaders with diverse professional experience.  Come join our team!

The Role - Senior Accountant

Senior Accountants are high-performing professionals that provide essential leadership on our projects and work with firm leadership to deliver attestation and tax services for our clients. Senior Accountants will deepen their business acumen across various sectors and hone their knowledge of attestation methodologies, audit strategies, tax compliance and tax planning
opportunities. Senior Accountants will also train, mentor and lead others on projects and work with firm leadership to enhance our clients’ success.

Senior staff accountants typically work with a member of OFWF leadership in completing work for our clients. They have the opportunity to work on both attest (audits, reviews, etc.) engagements and tax return preparation and planning for individuals, non-profits, and businesses along with other engagement-driven projects.


Typical Role of Senior Accountant on Projects

  • Plan, lead and manage all phases of attestation engagements (compilations, reviews and audits) for small to medium clients and lead many phases of attest engagements for clients;

  • Plan, lead and manage multiple client tax projects.  Provide guidance for team members in completing project work by following tax code and regulations in preparation of various types of tax and information returns.  Assigned projects may include nonprofits, sales tax, income tax and other types for individuals, businesses and trusts;

  • Anticipate client needs and respond accordingly;

  • Lead and participate in a wide range of projects, consistently demonstrating creative leadership in solving complex client problems while demonstrating individual initiative;

  • Ensure all work meets professional quality guidelines, is completed in an accurate manner and meets project deadlines;

  • Utilize problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects;

  • Be a role model for team members.  Demonstrate teamwork dynamics through interaction with team members and leadership;

  • Ensure open communication and transparency on teams; 

  • Effectively delegate work to other staff members on the project; 

  • Complete staff evaluations and participate in performance reviews for team members; 

  • Develop in house training for CPE and other topics as needed; and

  • Demonstrate flexibility in effectively managing projects.

Required Skills and Responsibilities

  • Invite and give in the moment feedback in a constructive manner.

  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.

  • Identify and make suggestions for improvements when problems and/or opportunities arise.

  • Ensure that client data and information is handled responsibly.

  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.

  • Keep up to date with developments with tax and accounting issues significant to their clients.

  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in the materials produced.

  • Demonstrate maturity and resilience to work under pressure and meet project deadlines.  

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and take responsibility for personal growth and development.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

  • Proficient in the use of accounting and tax software systems.

  • Possess strong technical skills to automate routine tasks, leveraging staff time.



  • Possess strong attestation and tax accounting and regulation experience.

  • Demonstrate strong leadership capabilities.   

  • Have a bachelor's degree in accounting or a closely related major.  

  • Have 3-5 years of public accounting experience.

  • Have their CPA certificate or they are nearing achievement.

  • Demonstrate strict attention to detail, organization and efficiency.

  • Possess strong communication skills and has a solid client-facing presence.

Our Firm

OFWF is a professional, public accountancy in Omaha, NE which includes a total staff of 25 - 30 partners and staff.  The firm serves a wide array of small to medium businesses, nonprofits, and trusts with assurance, tax and business consulting services.  Our clients span all business sectors, and our partners and staff have deep business experience which provides robust support to our clients.  OFWF is heavily involved in the Omaha business and educational communities through sharing expertise, partnership and leadership.  We live our values daily.  


Diversity and Inclusion

OFWF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.  We foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our associates to ensure they can perform to their fullest and realize their potential.

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