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Junior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Branford, CT, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Junior Accountant POST NUMBER: 416197

Branford, CT, US On-Site
July 3rd, 2024
$ 20.00 - 25.00 hourly
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Job Description: Junior Accountant

Company Overview: Our client is a reputable CPA firm known for their commitment to excellence in providing comprehensive accounting and financial services to a diverse client base. Their team is dedicated to fostering professional growth and development in a collaborative environment.

Position: Junior Accountant

Job Summary: As a Junior Accountant at our client's CPA firm, you will play a vital role in supporting our clients' financial management needs and ensuring compliance with accounting regulations. Working closely with senior accountants and partners, you will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of accounting, taxation, and financial reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, and other financial reports.
  • Perform bank reconciliations and maintain general ledger accounts.
  • Assist with payroll processing and related tax filings.
  • Support senior accountants in tax preparation for individuals, businesses, and trusts.
  • Prepare and submit governmental compliance documents, such as sales tax returns and payroll tax reports.
  • Assist in conducting audits and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Utilize accounting software to manage financial transactions and maintain accurate records.
  • Collaborate with team members to complete projects and deliver client services effectively.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance (or currently pursuing) is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of basic accounting principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP, or similar programs) is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges in a dynamic work environment.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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