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When you join Armstrong, Backus & Co., you will join a firm dedicated to developing its employees and their careers. We look for the best and brightest, and then cultivate our staff through continuous learning and ongoing support. We offer a unique environment which provides opportunities for advancement and life outside of work.

Our generous benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance, Section 125 Premium Only Cafeteria Plan, SIMPLE IRA Plan, Continuing Professional Education, CPA Exam Fees, CPA Exam Leave, Financing of Becker CPA Review, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Client Referral Commission, Personal Leave Time, and Friday afternoons off (during summer).

Following are the positions currently available at Armstrong, Backus & Co. To apply, simply submit your resume and cover letter to: jobs@armstrongbackus.com. Please include your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line.


Tax Manager

Location:

SAN ANGELO OFFICE

Description:

We are currently looking for talented individuals who want to experience the personal challenge of working for a leader in the industry. In the Tax Manager position, you will provide clients with financial information, prepare tax returns, analyze information and options, prepare general ledger entries, and more. This position will involve significant interaction with clients, practice development, involvement in management decisions and exposure to technical issues that will challenge your abilities.

The Tax Manager facilitates the entire client process including planning, performing the engagement, and concluding the project. In addition, the Tax manager will schedule assignments, supervise staff, mentor, and review work of staff level associates. A Tax Manager will also have strong technical tax consultation skills as well as knowledge of roles and technical skills needed for the work. Solid interpersonal and communication skills are imperative to be successful in this position.

The Tax Manager is exposed to a variety of opportunities, clients, and engagements. There is significant opportunity for advancement in this role.

Qualifications:

This position requires a person who enjoys working in a team environment and serving clients, and who is looking for advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate will be confident, self-directed, articulate, and goal oriented. In addition, they will enjoy challenges, be able to delegate and to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with 150 credit hours or Master’s Degree in accounting is required. Additionally, this position requires a CPA certification and a minimum of five years tax experience.

  • Skilled at using Microsoft software
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic
  • Uses time productively to accomplish challenging work goals
  • Proficient in Windows environments
  • Manages times effectively and prioritizes tasks to meet deadlines
  • Pays attention to detail; approaches work in a meticulous and thorough manner
  • CPA certification
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with clients and business partners
  • Project and team management
  • Familiarity with Accounting and Tax Preparation Software


Senior Tax Associate

Location:

SAN ANGELO OFFICE

Description:

We are currently looking for talented individuals who want to experience the personal challenge of working for a leader in the industry. In the Senior Tax Associate position, you will provide clients with financial information, prepare tax returns, analyze information and options, prepare general ledger entries, and more. This position will involve significant interaction with clients, practice development, involvement in management decisions and exposure to technical issues that will challenge your abilities.

The Senior Tax Associate manages the entire client process including planning, performing the engagement, and concluding the project. In addition, the Senior Tax Associate assists in scheduling assignments, supervising staff, mentoring, and reviewing work of staff level associates.

The Senior Tax Associate is exposed to a variety of opportunities, clients, and engagements. There is significant opportunity for advancement in this role.

Qualifications:

This position requires a person who enjoys working in a team environment and serving clients, and who is looking for advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate will be confident, self-directed, articulate, and goal oriented. In addition, they will enjoy challenges, be able to delegate and to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with 150 credit hours or Master’s Degree in accounting is required. Additionally, this position requires a CPA or CPA eligible candidate in the process of obtaining certification and a minimum of three years tax experience.

  • Skilled at using Microsoft software
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic
  • Uses time productively to accomplish challenging work goals
  • Proficient in Windows environments
  • Manages times effectively and prioritizes tasks to meet deadlines
  • Pays attention to detail; approaches work in a meticulous and thorough manner
  • Pursuit of CPA certification
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with clients and business partners
  • Project and team management
  • Familiarity with Accounting and Tax Preparation Software


Oil and Gas Accounting Staff

Location:

SAN ANGELO OFFICE

Description:

Armstrong, Backus & Co., LLP is seeking a candidate who wants to experience the personal challenge of working for a regional leader in the accounting industry. In our Oil and Gas Accounting Solutions department, you will manage the accounting and finance role for multiple client accounts. This position requires a person who is self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality and client service. The ideal candidate is a quick and willing learner, seeking to expand their knowledge and experience in the growing energy sector.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Manage multiple clients’ specific needs leveraging a proactive process
• Perform monthly revenue processing and Joint Interest Billing accounting
• Complete production and regulatory compliance requirements
AFE coding and reconciliations
• Prepare, post and reconcile journal entry transactions
• Prepare and analyze bank account activity transactions
• Maintain General Ledger and sub-ledgers and related account reconciliations
• Design and implement accounting processes and controls
• Guide clients in systems use, planning for business needs, and interpreting processing results
• Property administration, including DOI changes
• Compile revenue information received monthly from purchasers and verify volumes and prices
• Prepare and process payroll

Qualifications:

Experience and Education
A minimum of two years of oil and gas specific accounting or bookkeeping related experience is required. A bachelor’s degree in accounting and oil and gas industry experience is preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel
  • Familiar with oil and gas accounting systems, including WolfePak
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated with superior client service skills
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrates ability to maintain accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the firm
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the firm
  • Capable of working independently in a team environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of oil and gas operations and terminology


Seasonal Tax Associate

Location:

SAN ANGELO AND MIDLAND OFFICES

Description:

At Armstrong, Backus & Co., you will gain opportunities for professional advancement and increased industry experience through interaction with a wide-ranging client base, as well as exposure to tax/audit issues that will challenge your abilities. In the Tax Associate position, you will handle the technical preparation of financial statements, tax returns, and general ledger entries in addition to the analytical assessment of various information and options. As a valued team member, you will take ownership in the entire client process, including planning, performing, and conclusion of your assigned project. This position involves significant interaction with clients and the ability to foster positive relations within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment as well as practice development, involvement in management decisions and exposure to technical issues that will challenge your abilities. This is a seasonal position, from approximately January 2nd through April 27th.

The Tax Associate is exposed to a variety of opportunities, clients, and engagements.

This position requires a person who enjoys working in a team environment and serving clients. The ideal candidate will be confident, self-directed, articulate, and goal oriented. In addition, they will enjoy challenges, be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
• Strong computer skills, including MS Excel
• Confident, self-directed, and goal oriented
• Motivated to work in a fast-paced environment
• Client focused
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work as an effective member of a team
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Familiarity with Accounting and Tax Preparation Software
• A minimum of 1-2 years of accounting related experience



2019 Internship

Location:

SAN ANGELO AND MIDLAND OFFICES

Description:

Are you a current student ready for meaningful, hands-on work experience? That is exactly what you will gain when you join the team of Armstrong, Backus & Co. as a Tax /Audit Intern.

During your internship, you will work on numerous team engagements with direct access and interaction with clients across diverse industries. Your day-to-day work will include the preparation of basic informational and tax returns, assistance with portions of larger audits or accounting engagements, and direct support in preparation of financial statements.

Internships typically run from February through April for Tax Services and January through March for Audit.

The objective of the Internship Program is to provide on-the-job training while allowing time for personal study to develop your accounting skills. Tuition reimbursement is available if you meet certain qualifications.

Of course, our ultimate hope would be that upon graduation, you become a full-time Tax / Audit Associate and permanent member of the Armstrong, Backus & Co. team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Qualifications:

  • 90 credit hours completed, including Intermediate I
  • Working toward Master's degree in accounting or Bachelor's degree with 150 credit hours and course content to qualify for CPA certification
  • Accounting Major; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Intent to pursue CPA certification and employment in public accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team
  • Motivated to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Client focused

Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp., Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. We currently have individuals licensed to offer securities in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Nevada. This not an offer to sell securities or provide investment advice in any other state or jurisdiction.

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