Careers

Current Openings

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 professional with advanced technical skills in audit areas with a strong government, nonprofit, and/or privately held business 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, nonprofit, and/or privately held business 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, nonprofit, and/or privately held business auditing
  • CPA certification
  • Ability to travel to same-day work at client locations
  • Working knowledge of 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.