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Senior Tax Preparer

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Ariva
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Bronx, NY
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Published 10 days ago

Do you envision a world where everyone in our community experiences economic justice and financial inclusion? We do too! We are seeking a senior tax preparer to join our free income tax program to help low-income community in the Bronx and other underserved communities of New York City. you will also be making a great impact in the immigrant community helping them to apply for ITIN’s. You will be part of our mission by helping families to save hundreds of dollars

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in expanding knowledge on Vita management. We offer excellent benefits including but not limited to subsidized health and dental insurance, generous paid time off and retirement benefits. The position has a starting salary of $40,000 to $45,000 with room to grow. Please send resume and cover letter to mmontilla@ariva.org. This is a 100% in-person position.



POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position:          Senior Tax Preparer                                                                                          

Program:         Vita Tax Program       

Reports to:      Tax Program Director

Salary:               $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience

Posted:             July 14, 2021 (posting will be open to Mid-September)

Start Date:       October 1, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Full Time Senior Tax Preparer

About Ariva

MISION: Our mission is to bring economic justice, opportunity and inclusion to our Bronx neighbors and other underserved communities across New York City.

VISION: We envision a world where all New York City residents experience economic justice, financial inclusion, and the opportunity to build financially empowered and prosperous lives. 

We offer free comprehensive financial capabilities services and free income tax assistance at locations around New York City, with a concentration in the Bronx, Information on our projects and programs can be found at www.ariva.org

Position Description

Ariva is seeking a high energy self-directed individual to join our tax team. If you have experience in tax preparation and want to use your skills to help build wealth and strengthen the financial stability of low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, this is the job for you! We are one of the most established non-profit tax assistance organization in the Bronx. We are and IRS sponsored VITA program and a Certified Acceptance Agent for ITINs.

Our tax team is composed of 5 full-time year-round staff, dozens of seasonal staff and over a hundred volunteers. It works closely with Ariva’s financial counseling program to offer comprehensive financial capabilities services to our clients.   The tax program will serve over 8,000 clients next year.

There is great opportunity for professional growth in this program.

The position is 100% in person and, during the filing season and the months immediately after, tax staff are expected to work evenings and Saturdays.



Responsibilities:

●       Senior Tax Preparer will provide general oversight of one of Ariva’s three-year round tax sites. They will ensure that office follows all IRS requirements and that supplies, and equipment are maintained.

●       They will maintain close communication with the Tax Program Director to proactively identify and respond to any issues on site.

●       Intake. Where there is no intake staff on site or available remotely (generally during the off season), they will complete necessary intake in keeping with IRS VITA program requirements and Ariva’s internal policies.

●       Return Preparation. Complete Federal and New York State within the scope of the VITA program

●       Quality Review. Complete accurate and timely quality review of returns prepare by other staff.

●       ITIN Acceptance Agent. Staff will prepare ITIN applications as needed for eligible clients

●       Site Coordinator. This staff line is expected to grow into a site coordinator position after one year on the job.

●       Maintain all required certifications needed to carry out the above activities. The VITA program requires all staff and volunteers to recertify annually.  




Core Competencies

No particular educational background is required. Preparer need not have a college degree or any type of background in accounting or finance. But certain skills are essential to this position:

●       At least two years’ experience- paid or volunteer- in income tax preparation

●       Must pass all IRS required trainings including IRS certification exam at the Advanced level

●       Knowledgeable about IRS VITA site tax preparation requirements (staff are trained in these requirements)

●       Must be responsible and reliable. It is critical that staff come to work on time and as scheduled

●       Excellent computer skills for inputting tax return information and communicating with clients remotely

●       Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

●       Detail oriented

●       Good customer service skills, assisting all taxpayers in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner

●       Able to work independently with minimal supervision

●       Must be available to work evenings and weekends during the filing season (late- January through April) with some additional evening and Saturday hours through June. 


In addition to the above, the following are highly desirable but not required:

●       Fluent in Spanish

●       Prior experience as a VITA site coordinator (seasonal or permanent)

●       Familiarity with Salesforce



To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Maribel Montilla at mmontilla@ariva.org.

Do you envision a world where everyone in our community experiences economic justice and financial inclusion? We do too! We are seeking a senior tax preparer to join our free income tax program to help low-income community in the Bronx and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$40,000 - $45,000

Benefits

Ariva offers full-time employees subsidized health and dental insurance, generous paid time off and other benefits.

Ariva offers full-time employees subsidized health and dental insurance, generous paid time off and other benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferrerd not required

Spanish preferrerd not required

Location

On-site
Bronx St, Bronx, NY 10460, USA

How to Apply

Send E-mail cover letter and resumen to mmontilla@ariva.org

Send E-mail cover letter and resumen to mmontilla@ariva.org

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