CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


A rewarding career with a regional accounting and consulting firm that delivers expertise to commercial
construction, not-for-profit organizations, automobile dealerships, healthcare, manufacturing, and other
privately held clients. Williams Overman Pierce, LLP, a BDO Alliance Firm, is actively looking for
dynamic, ambitious, growth-minded professionals to join our team in our Raleigh office, serving a key
role on both audit and tax engagements. We have been recognized for our dynamic company culture and
putting our employees first. Our firm offers a vibrant, entrepreneurial environment and a long-term growth
 path for our talented professionals.

Williams Overman Pierce offers tax planning and preparation services, accounting and audit services,
business consulting and strategic planning services, forensic and valuation services, estate planning,
and mergers and acquisition support to our diverse client base. We are a family-oriented firm that offers
an excellent work environment with flexible scheduling and half-day Fridays during the summer.
Our benefits are competitive, including a 401k plan, major medical and dental insurance, and a flexible spending plan.

 

Business Valuation Manager 


We are looking for someone with business valuation experience to join our Forensic, Valuation and Litigation Services team. Your work will be diverse and will give you great exposure to a variety of clients and industries. As a member of the FEV team, you will have an active role in performing various business valuations. You must have the ability to focus on the big picture and be able to review the details. Your role will require you to often communicate with attorneys and business owners, manage deadlines, and work as part of a team.

Are you a bright, personable professional with a commitment to quality and expertise, and a desire for growth and development in a dynamic CPA and consulting firm?

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct and manage valuation engagements for a variety of purposes including tax and financial reporting, transactions and litigation support.
  • Manage multiple projects and ensure timely delivery and quality work.
  • Network and perform business development activities through presentations, articles and other publications.
  • Identify ways to work with clients in addition to valuation services, potentially including succession planning, benchmarking and other advisory services.
  • Develop new client relationships and have a strong network of referral sources.
  • Work with the team to brainstorm and solve problems.
  • Assist audit and tax teams in valuation and special projects.
  • Ability to define issues, collect data, analyze facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Must be able to effectively to build a strong referral network.
  • Supervises the day-to-day workload of Senior Associates and Associates on assigned engagements and reviews work product.
  • Ensures Senior Associates and Associates are trained on all relevant valuation databases and models.
  • Evaluates the performance of Senior Associates and Associates and assists in the development of goals and objectives to enhance professional development.
  • Acts as Career Advisor to Senior Associates and Associates, as appropriate.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of public accounting experience or national valuation firm environment, most recently in a management capacity.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting finance or economics.
  • Ability to testify in litigation.
  • Experience with different types of business valuation, including but not limited to estate/gift, buy/sell, etc. is a plus.
  • Experience in transition planning, valuation litigation, and financial statement fair value analysis is a plus.
  • Significant experience in business valuation and intangible assets required.
  • Prior experience in financial reporting valuation and appraisal review.
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Perform effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel supporting various industries.
  • CPA, CFA, AM, ASA or other valuation industry credentials preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior analytical and research skills.
  • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details.
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment.
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Capable of effective managing a team of valuation professionals and delegating work assignments as needed.
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and client personnel.
  • Ability to encourage team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel.
  • Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements.
  • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels.

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com



Tax Director 


We are actively looking for a dynamic, growth-minded Tax Director to join our Tax practice in Greensboro to focus primarily on our growing practice. We have been recognized for our overall company culture and putting our employees first. We offer a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, growth potential and a long-term career. We invest in our employees and our culture embraces individuals for their unique talents and encourages independent, solution-oriented thinkers. We know the value of “roll-up your sleeves” hard work and appreciate our team through our deep commitment to empowering them as leaders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and direct tax engagements for corporate clients, private individuals, and partnerships.
  • Identify and provide high level advice on tax issues and tax planning to a diverse client base, addressing federal, state, and local issues.
  • Provide tax services to private clients, assisting them with tax needs.
  • Review and perform technical tax research, analysis, and written memorandum.
  • Assist clients with management of federal and state tax audits and negotiate tax positions.
  • Manage and strengthen client relationships to ensure delivery of exceptional client services.
  • Lead and oversee training for a team of managers, seniors, and staff, ensuring proper execution of assignments.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities by participating in strategic business development initiatives, actively participating in relevant organizations and networking groups, and leading educational programs.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop staff members and play a key role in the department’s recruiting efforts.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
  • CPA license required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant prior experience demonstrating a progression in complexity, diversity, and volume of tax engagements.
  • In-depth experience reviewing complex income tax returns and tax provisions.
  • Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with all levels of client management.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, demonstrating strong ability to articulate complex information.
  • Strong research and compliance skills.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple client engagements and adhere to tax deadlines.
  • Must possess excellent supervisory, communication, and organizational skills.
  • ProSystem Tax and CCH Axcess software experience preferred.
  • Advanced MS Excel experience.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Ability and passion for developing the professional skills of our people.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements in a fast-paced environment.
  • Perform effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel supporting various industries.

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com

 


Tax Supervisor/Manager

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and direct corporate, individual, and partnership tax engagements.
  • Review complex tax returns including forms 1040, 1041, 709, et al.
  • Identify and provide tax issues and tax planning advice to a diverse client base.
  • Prepare and review quarterly and annual income tax provisions; identify and document uncertain tax positions.
  • Perform and review technical tax research, analysis, and written memorandum.
  • Assist clients with management of federal and state tax audits and negotiate tax positions.
  • Work directly with the firm’s leadership to support the many operational elements of the firm’s tax services, including thought leadership, quality control and training and development.
  • Ensure exceptional client service by delivering the highest quality results, providing forward thinking advice and suggestions on relevant matters in a manner that is timely and straight-forward.
  • Supervise, develop, and train members of our tax practice.
  • Focus on management of client relationships to ensure delivery of exceptional client services.
  • Responsible for leading a team of staff level positions and ensure proper execution of assignments.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a public accounting or a combination of corporate and public accounting experience.
  • Experience with CaseWare Working Papers software and a paperless work environment a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • CPA certification required.
  • Experience with multistate taxation is strongly preferred.
  • Experienced at reviewing income tax returns and tax provisions.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws.
  • Strong research and compliance skills.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple client engagements and adhere to tax deadlines.
  • Must possess excellent supervisory, communication, and organizational skills.
  • ProSystem Tax and CCH Axcess software experience preferred.
  • Advanced MS Excel experience.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Ability and passion for developing the professional skills of our people.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements in a fast paced environment.
  • Perform effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel supporting various industries.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications as well as proficient collaboration skills.

Please outline your specific experience in your cover letter. Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com


 


Audit Senior

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, perform, and supervise engagements in an efficient manner to meet deadlines.
  • Identify issues early in engagements and deal with such issues in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously, accurately and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Accept increasing responsibility for engagements, business correspondence and research with little input from supervisor.
  • Responsible for leading a team of staff and ensuring proper execution of assignments.
  • Independently make basic decisions regarding routine work.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years public accounting experience.
  • Experience with CaseWare Working Papers software and a paperless work environment a plus.
  • CPA strongly preferred.

Please outline your specific experience in your cover letter. Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com




Tax Senior 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform technical tax review of individual income tax returns.
  • Independently research tax issues.
  • Supervise and train staff.
  • Contact clients regarding tax issues.
  • Assume tax preparation responsibilities for more complex 1040s as well as business returns.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of public accounting experience.
  • Experience with CCH Axcess and a paperless work environment a plus.
  • CPA and multistate tax return experience strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Please outline your specific experience in your cover letter.

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com


 

Staff Accountant

 

Staff Accountant is an entry-level position in the Raleigh or Greensboro office that enables a well-qualified individual to gain experience in both audit and/or tax practices of Williams Overman Pierce, LLP. This individual will work under close supervision by their engagement senior, supervisor, manager and/or partner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in audit pre-planning, work papers, and client review.
  • Learn how to develop relationships with client personnel.
  • Perform engagements in an efficient manner to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare financial statement reports and documentation supporting the firm's opinion.
  • Prepare tax returns for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.
  • Engage in tax research on a wide range of issues.
  • Follow tax compliance laws and discuss with clients as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • CPA or CPA Candidate.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • 0-2 years recent public accounting experience.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude with desire to be an integral part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic and desire to learn.
  • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office.

Please outline your specific experience in your cover letter. Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com