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Tax Associate – Denver

At Topel Forman, you’ll find the high level of talent and expertise you’d expect from a larger firm, but with the accessibility and collaboration that are usually only available at a smaller organization. Rather than operating solely within your own department, you can expect to work directly with clients, senior level management, and partners with knowledge of various disciplines. A proactive, hands-on approach to our clients gives you the opportunity to grow in your expertise and advance in your career. Flexible hours and a family-oriented culture promote the balance between professional development and an enjoyable family life. Our Denver office is located in the heart of downtown, right off of the 16th Street Mall and steps away from public transportation, restaurants, and the Colorado State Capitol Building.​


Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university (minimum of 150 college credits required)
  • CPA certification or qualified to sit for the CPA 
  • 0 to 3 years of relevant professional experience

Core Responsibilities

  • Prepare a variety of tax returns, including individual, partnership, corporate, trust, gift, estate and/or not-for-profit tax returns.
  • Prepare clear and concise supporting workpapers.
  • Actively develop technical skills on the job and through formal training
  • Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with all levels of client staff to add value internally and strengthen client relationships
  • Research tax issues and legislation and exercise professional judgment with respect to issue identification to develop solutions to tax issues in returns
  • Additional responsibilities not listed above may be expected as needed

Personal Work Characteristics

  • Accountability: Meets established expectations; takes responsibility for achieving quality, sound, and timely results; encourages others to do the same
  • Analytical and Problem Solving: Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Commitment to Excellence in Client Service: Pledge to provide exceptional service to every client by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs
  • Executes for Results: Effectively leverages resources to create exceptional outcomes in a timely manner, embraces change and constructively resolves barriers and constraints.
  • Time Management: able to balance multiple priorities and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines; asks for timely direction when necessary


  • 35 hour work week during non-busy season
  • Competitive salary with annual merit increases
  • Bonus eligibility
  • A full suite of employee health benefits including: medical, dental, vision, group term life/ADD, long term disability
  • Competitive PTO and firm holidays
  • 401(k) with profit sharing
  • A $2,500 bonus for passing the CPA exam in your first year of full-time employment
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