Careers

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Where ambition meets opportunity

BLS is a multi-year winner of the News Journal’s Top Workplaces Award and an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal, one of the most expansive associations of independent accounting firms in the world. We offer opportunities for growth and a diverse workload with flexible hours, competitive salary, excellent benefits, state-of-the-art technology, and continued training. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

BLS is seeking a Full Charge Bookkeeper with a solid knowledge of accounting principles to perform full cycle bookkeeping and accounting work for small businesses and individuals.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Provide supervised bookkeeping services to clients using QuickBooks (online, remote access, and/or desktop versions) and Xero to include: set up, accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, inventory, depreciation, reconciling bank and credit card accounts, maintaining general ledger, posting adjusting journal entries, and preparing reports
  • Compile information for preparation of various government returns and reports
  • Maintain communication with clients
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing results and assisting accountants with tax return preparation
What We Look For
  • Two-year degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related field or comparable work experience performing full cycle accounting duties
  • Working knowledge of general business practices, Microsoft Office applications, and accounting software (with a competency in Quickbooks and Xero)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, comprehension skills, and good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, be thorough, and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively, and have initiative
  • Occasional same day travel to client’s office using personal vehicle

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in a variety of tax, small business, and consulting areas, including the overall relationship between the client, the Firm and the staff and the ability to manage multiple engagements simultaneously.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Perform technical review of all tax returns of any complexity
  • Maintain contact with clients throughout the year and possess thorough knowledge of the client’s business
  • Plan, schedule and staff engagements
  • Anticipate and resolve accounting problems and tax issues
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Develop responsible, trained staff and assist in performance evaluations
  • Prepare client invoices and manage collections
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 7-9 years public accounting experience in an increasingly complex consulting, individual and business tax environment
  • CPA certification
  • Working knowledge of small business tax compliance
  • Demonstrated skill in managing numerous engagements simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong mid-sized, privately held business emphasis, including preparation and review of work papers, financial statements, and reports.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan and execute the full scope of audit, review, and accounting engagements for a variety of mid-sized, privately held businesses
  • Act as liaison between the client and the Supervisor, Manager, or Director
  • Prepare, review, and analyze various financial statements
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
  • Prepare tax returns for varying entities
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-4 years public accounting experience in an audit or accounting environment with emphasis on for profit auditing
  • CPA certification or evidence of working towards certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of small business and audit compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Some supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong government entity emphasis, including preparation and review of work papers, financial statements, and reports.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan and execute the full scope of audit, review, and accounting engagements for government entities, entities that receive government awards and other audit organizations performing Yellow Book audits
  • Act as a liaison between the client and the Supervisor, Manager, or Director
  • Prepare, review, and analyze of various financial statements
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-4 years public accounting experience in an audit or accounting environment with emphasis on government auditing
  • CPA certification or evidence of working towards certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of government audit compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Some supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional, with a high degree of interest in becoming part of a rapidly growing international tax practice, who has experience and developed technical skills in a variety of international tax services related to the coordination of US and foreign tax laws and their implications on US and foreign multinational companies.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Assist with all aspects of international tax compliance for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates, including preparation of work papers and US income tax returns related to client’s foreign operations (e.g., Forms 5471, 8858, 8865, 8938, 1120DISC, 1040NR and other similar forms)
  • Research tax-efficient structuring of inbound and outbound international transactions, effective use of tax treaties and/or Totalization Agreements, planning related to offshore investment activities and repatriation programs to minimize US and foreign income taxes of US-based multinational clients
  • Understand and apply foreign aspects of accounting, including analysis of intercompany transactions such as intercompany loans and other payments as they relate to US tax implications
  • Assist with development and execution of international marketing initiatives, including maintaining strong client relations and cross-selling services
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis to stay informed regarding tax changes and issues that could affect international clients
What We Look For
  • Excellent research skills and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS accounting for income taxes related to multinational companies
  • Ability to work independently with strong organizational skills
  • 3-4 years public accounting experience (with at least 2 years of international experience)
  • CPA certification
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong nonprofit organization emphasis, including preparation and review of work papers, financial statements, and reports.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan and execute the full scope of audit, review, and accounting engagements for nonprofit organizations and federal grant fund recipients, including single audits
  • Act as liaison between the client and the Supervisor, Manager, or Director
  • Prepare, review, and analyze various financial statements
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-4 years public accounting experience in an audit or accounting environment with emphasis on nonprofit auditing
  • CPA certification or evidence of working towards certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit audit compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Some supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with experienced technical skills in a variety of tax and small business areas, including preparation and review of work papers, reports and returns needed for tax compliance, and compilation and review engagements.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Prepare complicated tax returns, including multi-state, dissolution, liquidation, etc.
  • Make inquiries to various tax authorities
  • Review changes in work performed from prior years, considering changes
  • Act as liaison between the client and the Supervisor, Manager, or Director
  • Prepare, review and analyze compilation and review financial statements
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and prioritize simultaneous engagements, including appropriate delegation of duties
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-4 years public accounting experience in an individual and business tax compliance environment
  • CPA certification or evidence of working towards certification
  • Working knowledge of small business tax compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Some supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong mid-sized, privately held business emphasis, including preparation and review of work papers, financial statements, and reports for complex engagements and special assignments.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan, execute, and supervise the full scope of complex audit, review, and accounting engagements for a variety of mid-sized, privately held businesses
  • Act as liaison between the client and the Manager or Director
  • Prepare and review financial statements and required communications
  • Monitor actual performance against budget and offer solutions to resolve issues as they arise
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years public accounting experience in an audit or accounting environment with emphasis on for profit auditing
  • CPA certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of small business and audit compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, IDEA, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong government entity emphasis, including preparation and review of work papers, financial statements, and reports for complex engagements and special assignments.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan, execute, and supervise the full scope of complex audit, review, and accounting engagements for government entities, entities that receive government awards and other audit organizations performing Yellow Book audits
  • Act as a liaison between the client and Manager or Director
  • Prepare and review financial statements and required communications
  • Monitor actual performance against budget and offer solutions to resolve issues as they arise
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years public accounting experience in an audit or accounting environment with emphasis on government auditing
  • CPA certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of government audit compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, IDEA, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong nonprofit organization emphasis, including preparation and review of work papers, financial statements, and reports for complex engagements and special assignments.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan, execute, and supervise the full scope of complex audit, review, and accounting engagements for nonprofit organizations and federal grant fund recipients, including single audits
  • Act as liaison between the client and the Manager or Director
  • Prepare and review financial statements and required communications
  • Monitor actual performance against budget and offer solutions to resolve issues as they arise
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years public accounting experience in an audit or accounting environment with emphasis on nonprofit auditing
  • CPA certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit audit compliance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, IDEA, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

BLS is seeking a professional with advanced technical skills in a variety of tax, small business and consulting areas, including preparation and review of work papers, reports and returns needed for tax compliance, and compilation and review engagements.

Sample Project Opportunities
  • Plan, execute and supervise the full scope of complex tax returns and special assignments
  • Perform technical review of all tax returns of any complexity
  • Act as liaison between the client and the Manager or Director
  • Prepare and review compilation and review financial statements
  • Resolve accounting problems and tax issues
  • Stay compliant with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups
  • Mentor new staff on assignments, while simultaneously performing efficiently on engagements
  • Prepare staff evaluation reports
What We Look For
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years public accounting experience in an increasingly complex consulting, individual and business tax environment
  • CPA certification
  • Working knowledge of small business tax compliance
  • Strong supervisory experience and client relations skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of ProSystems software, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, Microsoft Office, and other programs related to tax planning, depreciation, and accounting

Do you know exactly which practice area you want to dedicate your career in public accounting – Tax, Audit, Consulting? How do you know if you have not had the experience, right? All Staff Accountants that join the BLS family go through our Rotational Development Program which gives exposure to all areas of our firm. Once you have gained this varied experience, THAT is when you can make an educated choice about the direction of your public accounting career

What to Expect
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Career advancement
  • Rotational Development Program – exposure to work in every department
  • Nurturing, open-door environment
  • Resources and tools needed to succeed
  • Ongoing training
  • Mentoring to guide you through your career
  • Becoming a part of a family, the BLS family!
What We Look For
  • Working towards a BA/BS or Masters degree in accounting or an accounting certificate
  • Will have 150 Credit Hours at graduation – CPA eligible
  • Striving to become a CPA

Begin your career with our Summer Internship Program. Not only will you gain experience, work with clients, and network with the BLS family, but you will also be considered for a Staff Accountant Position. Many of the members of the BLS family started their career journey with a BLS Summer Internship and have advanced throughout the firm! You could be next!

What to Expect
  • Duration – 8-week/40-hour schedule combining formal learning with real world experiences
  • Acquire familiarity with firm processes while learning advanced accounting software programs.
  • Develop and apply learned skills through a variety of activities in all departments of the firm, not just one department. It’s the rotational development concept that makes us different from the others.
  • Engage and learn to perform work assignments as a first-year staff member and an active part of the BLS team.
  • Contribute to real client work, not an internship of scanning.
  • Network with accomplished professionals in the public accounting field.
What We Look For
  • Working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in accounting or an accounting certificate
  • Two years or less from the 150 Credit Hour requirement
  • Striving towards the goal of working in Public Accounting and becoming a CPA

Looking to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work for a mid-sized, regional firm but are too early in your college career for an internship? Our half-day Externship/Shadowing Experience is for you! During this program, you will have the chance to interact with Staff Accountants through Shareholders to better understand how public accounting firms help their clients succeed. Best of all, our Externs get to add this experience on their resume AND are automatically invited to interview for the Summer Internship Program, when eligible.

Sample Externship Agenda:
  • 30 Minutes: Welcome to BLS and Office Tour
  • 45 Minutes: Accounting & Auditing/Tax & Small Business/Corporate & International Services Overview
  • 30 Minutes: Tax & Small Business Shadowing
  • 1 Hour: Lunch with Recent College Graduates
  • 30 Minutes: Accounting & Auditing Department Shadowing
  • 30 Minutes: Corporate & International Services Department Shadowing
  • 15 Minutes: Recap with College Recruiter and one of our Shareholders
Valerie Middlebrooks CPA - Delaware CPA Firm

After working for another firm, I am happy to be back with the BLS family and working with a team of professionals that I respect and have remained close with over the years. I know by blending my approach and style of practice to BLS I will be able to influence the growth of the firm.”

Valerie Middlebrooks, CPA
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Here at BLS, we like to say our firm is where ambition meets opportunity! Find out why we have been named a Top Workplace multiple years in a row and why it is so exciting to be a part of the BLS Family.