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Culture

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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Opportunities

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 humanresources@jacksonthornton.com for more information or to apply.

The Audit Supervisor* works with other audit team members to plan, design, and execute effective assurance engagements; performs a wide range of audit and accounting procedures impacting industry-specific issues; audits complex areas/transactions as well as prepares financial statements and related reports; proactively interacts and communicates with clients to gather information to ensure timely engagement wrap-up; and is responsible to in-charge engagements of varying size and complexity simultaneously. (*Classification of Supervisor or Manager will depend on extent of experience.)

This individual’s primary office will be our Montgomery office, but some travel is required. The majority of the client base in within two hours of the office.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Current CPA in Alabama
  • Minimum of three years of progressive professional Audit experience
  • Prior experience with state and local government audits
  • Prior in-charge experience
  • 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
  • Ability to commute to client locations (including occasional overnight travel)

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

Due to continued growth in our Utilities niche, we are adding a team member in the Nashville office. This individual will work with other audit team members to execute effective assurance engagements for Utilities clients.  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 one year of audit experience in public accounting; in-charge experience on engagements a plus
  • 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

Jackson Thornton’s Utilities niche is seeking an experienced auditor to work full-time from January through April, with frequent overnight travel. Home base will be our office located in Mission, Kansas; however, employee can travel from home to clients’ sites with little to no time in the office. Some engagements will be with team members from our KS office and/or our Nashville, TN office. CPA preferred but not required if strong audit experience. Experience with Utilities companies is also a plus. Strong communication, time-management, and analytical skills required.

Other Opportunities

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

Visit www.jttconnect.com for information regarding open positions with Jackson Thornton Technologies.

Our Administrative Services Department (ASD) in Montgomery is seeking an experienced administrative professional for a full-time Firm Service Rep position. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be processing and assembling financial statements and tax returns, including proofing for procedural accuracy.

Requirements include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent proofreading skills for grammatical, numerical, and formatting accuracy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, Adobe, and paperless systems, including very strong skills and experience in Excel and Word (expert level preferred)
  • Ability to provide excellent service to many “internal clients” throughout the firm and to meet deadlines on request
  • Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions, and to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work positively with a variety of personalities
  • Experience in a professional services environment preferred (such as public accounting firm, law firm, engineering firm, or bank)

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.

Internships are usually awarded by late September for a January start, 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.

FAQs

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.
Choose the field below for a closer look at what we do, and where you might fit in.

SERVICES

Assurance
Work with clients to ensure that financial documents are prepared and presented in accordance with accepted accounting principles and industry standards.

Tax
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.

INDUSTRY NICHES

Auto Dealers
Construction
Healthcare
Not For Profit
Government
Utilities
Industrial
Physician Practice Management
Financial Institutions
TV and Film Production
Telecommunications

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 HumanResources@jacksonthornton.com.

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 HumanResources@jacksonthornton.com. 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 HumanResources@jacksonthornton.com.  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.