Sometimes the biggest accounting firms don’t always see the big picture, especially when it comes to employees. At Jackson Thornton, we’re proud of the atmosphere of goodwill and trust we’ve built among those who work here, and the dedication to solid relationships and enthusiastic client service that results.

Within our company atmosphere, we never lose sight of the importance of treating others the way we want to be treated. We believe a work-life balance serves everyone better than year-round 60-hour weeks. Yes, we work hard. And we also spend a good bit of time within the community – both socially and through volunteering. We’re not just about careers. We’re about opportunities for well-rounded individuals. Within this big picture, Jackson Thornton gives each employee room to grow – both as a professional and as a person.

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Jackson Thornton will never treat you like a number. After all, we’re looking for more than numbers – we’re looking for those who can proactively arrive at solutions that make a difference for our clients. Our advisory certified public accountants are professional consultants who build rewarding careers through outstanding personal service to our clients. Jackson Thornton CPAs have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of services to an equally diverse base of industries. We work hard, learning and honing new skills every day. But we also have time to enjoy family, pursue hobbies and leisure activities, or volunteer within our communities.

We have opportunities for interns each year and periodically for experienced CPAs.

Other Opportunities

Jackson Thornton isn’t just looking for CPAs. With a full range of services including technology, education and training, litigation consulting and support, and much more, we look for talent in various areas. These career opportunities will be posted here as they become available.

CPA Experienced Hires

If no positions are listed at this time, we accept resumes at any time from candidates who are experienced CPAs, CPA eligible, or pursuing CPA eligibility (with a 3.0 or higher GPA). Please email for more information or to apply.

Classification of Senior Associate or Supervisor will depend on the selected candidate’s experience.

We are adding a team member to the A&A team in Montgomery. This individual will work with other audit team members to execute effective assurance engagements for clients in various industries.  Though some work can be done remotely, overnight travel to various client locations is required.

Requirements include:

  • CPA with Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of two years of audit experience in public accounting; in-charge experience on engagements strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with both internal and external clients
  • Good time management skills and the ability to meet strict time/budget guidelines
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

Other Opportunities

We accept resumes at any time from experienced candidates. Please email for more information or to apply.

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Our Montgomery office is seeking a full-time experienced general ledger Accountant with excellent accounting and computer skillsThis individual will provide accounting services to multiple small business clients including preparation and review of sales tax returns, preparation of complex payroll returns and compiled financial statements, as well as 1099s and W-2s.

Requirements include:

  • Accounting degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new technology
  • Proficiency in at least one accounting software; QuickBooks experience and/or working knowledge of multiple accounting systems preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position
  • Payroll experience, including experience processing complex and multiple companies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to multi-task and handle frequent interruptions
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to help less experienced team members with questions and to review work, as needed

Our Franklin office is seeking an experienced administrative assistant for a Firm Service Rep position.  This position is a vital part of providing excellent client service, as the first point of contact by phone or when someone enters the office; providing assistance to help others meet deadlines and complete work assignments; and helping the office to run smoothly.  Full-time preferred (8:00 – 5:00) but will consider part-time options at a minimum of 30 hours.

Requirements include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Computer skills including proficiency with Word and Excel, and familiarity with paperless systems
  • Ability to stay calm and handle multiple interruptions while providing excellent client service.
  • Experience in a professional office environment
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting software experience preferred

Internships for Future CPAs

Interested in pursuing a career as an advisory CPA? Each year, Jackson Thornton offers internships for top accounting students. Check with your school for information on internship opportunities with us. If your university does not coordinate a formal internship program, we will consider individuals who have completed their junior year and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The timeline with the schools has moved earlier and earlier over the last few years. Internships are usually awarded by late May for a January start the following year, and typically run through March or April.

Submit a written request with a resume, transcript and two reference letters to:

Jackson Thornton
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 96
Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0096.

If you have questions, give us a call at 334-834-7660.


Jackson Thornton is involved in a variety of exciting industries and services. Whether you're a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience or a new college grad with a bright future, Jackson Thornton might have a place for you.
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Work with clients to ensure that financial documents are prepared and presented in accordance with accepted accounting principles and industry standards.

Assist clients in tax law compliance, tax preparation and planning.

Client Accounting
Provide comprehensive financial services to large corporations and small businesses.

Wealth Management
Assist clients in establishing goals and developing sound financial strategies.

Business Valuation
Assist clients in ascertaining worth and assessing risk for maximum results.

Litigation Consulting and Support
Offer assistance in determining correct damages, as well as providing expert testimony and trial support.

Estate Planning
Assist clients in making sound estate plans to maximize benefits for the future.

Business Consulting
Keep clients moving forward with effective financial planning, organization and business practices.


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Jackson Thornton offers internships for top accounting students interested in pursuing a career as a CPA. Information on internship opportunities with us may be available through your school. If your university does not coordinate a formal internship program, we will consider individuals who have completed their junior year and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Simply submit a written request with a resume, transcript and two reference letters to: Jackson Thornton Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 96 Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0096

Jackson Thornton is a professional accounting and consulting firm providing comprehensive resources and high quality services to move our clients forward. To achieve this goal, we look for employees with a variety of educational backgrounds and experience. To be considered for a specific position, e-mail your resume to If you do not see an applicable position posted but have experience in a public accounting firm or a technology consulting company, you may submit your resume at any time. New graduates with a 3.0 or higher GPA pursuing a CPA career path should coordinate interviews through their campus visit coordinator, or submit a resume directly to the firm at  For more information on joining Jackson Thornton, give us a call at 334-834-7660.

Jackson Thornton offers a comprehensive, competitive benefit package to all of our professionals, which includes health, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, long term and short term disability plans, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, paid time off plan, 401(k) plan and a profit sharing plan.

Jackson Thornton is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability which would not prevent their performance of job duties.