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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information or to apply.
Tax Manager/Senior Manager
Our Montgomery office is seeking an experienced CPA with strong Tax experience and knowledge (Manager or Senior Manager classification will depend on experience). In addition to full-time positions, we offer options for a flexible schedule.
Requirements include: extensive individual and business tax preparation, review, and planning experience; minimum of six years public accounting experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills; business development skills; a commitment to outstanding client service; and strong management skills. The ideal candidate will also possess a Masters or concentration in Tax. Experience in private client services, healthcare, or estate/trust taxation preferred.
Consulting Associate/Senior Associate
We are adding a team member in the Montgomery office to focus in Business Valuation and Litigation Consulting. Associate or Senior Associate classification will depend on experience.
Working in the Consulting line of business requires a strong ability to adapt to different ways of doing things on each project and to determine the best approach for each case. This individual must have the ability to confidently voice opinions yet respectfully consider other team members’ perspectives, and must be a self-starter who takes initiative to tackle challenges. Candidate must be willing to study to obtain valuation and litigation knowledge, training, and credentials.
This position is full-time with varying work hours; long hours are required at times with short notice, as cases sometimes have tight deadlines. Overnight travel is minimal.
Additional requirements include:
- CPA with Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; Master’s degree preferred
- Minimum of one year of audit or tax experience in public accounting
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Good time management skills and the ability to meet strict time/budget guidelines
- Excellent writing skills; ability to analyze data and write clear and concise reports
- Strong verbal communication skills and presentation skills
We accept resumes at any time from experienced candidates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
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Senior Client Accountant
Our Montgomery office is seeking a full-time experienced general ledger Accountant with excellent accounting and computer skills. This 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.
- 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
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:
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 96
Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0096
If you have questions, give us a call at 334-834-7660.
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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.
Provide comprehensive financial services to large corporations and small businesses.
Assist clients in establishing goals and developing sound financial strategies.
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.
Assist clients in making sound estate plans to maximize benefits for the future.
Keep clients moving forward with effective financial planning, organization and business practices.
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.