Careers

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.

Other Opportunities

We accept resumes at any time from experienced candidates. Please email humanresources@jacksonthornton.com 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 of complex sales tax returns, preparation of complex payroll returns and compiled financial statements, as well as 1099s and W-2s.

 Job 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 four 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 Montgomery office is seeking a part-time Client Service Rep for the Tax line of business. The Client Service Representative (CSR) is responsible for general administrative support duties to help others meet deadlines and complete work assignments, but will primarily assist one Tax principal and one senior manager. Along with two other Tax Client Service Reps in Montgomery, this individual is a vital part of the Tax line of business and must provide excellent client service (whether internal or external clients), and assist with all areas of client service provided.  In addition to general administrative duties such as scheduling meetings, scanning, and data entry, other responsibilities include: coordinating process to send and track clients’ engagement letters; assisting clients with compiling information needed for tax returns; monitoring due date lists for tax returns; assisting with completion of annual business personal property tax returns and depreciation schedules; handling client correspondence of year-end information; and assisting Client Accountants with year-end processing of W-2 and 1099s.

This individual is needed to work approximately 32 hours per week during busy seasons (mid-January through mid-April and mid-August through mid-October), but will have very flexible hours estimated at 16 per week the remaining weeks of the year.

Requirements include:

  • Excellent grammar and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs and Adobe, and ability to learn paperless systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple priorities.
  • Ability to provide excellent client service and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in a professional office environment.
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting software experience

Our Asset Management team is seeking a Portfolio Advisor in the Montgomery office. The Portfolio Advisor assists Wealth Advisors (Principals and Senior Managers) with managing client portfolios, estate planning, tax advice, retirement planning, investing, rebalancing, updating investment policy statements, and trading.

Requirements include:

  • Series 65 license (or obtained within 180 days from hire date)*
  • Relevant industry experience or public accounting experience required
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to remain calm under stress and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and ability to learn multiple specialized software programs and develop skills towards mastery of these technology tools

*CPA or CFP is also preferred.

 

Due to growth in the Utilities Consulting practice, we are looking to add an Associate to the Consulting line of business. The position is based in the Montgomery office but will involve occasional overnight travel (not often in first two years but will increase as the individual progresses). The Associate will be responsible for preparing cost of service studies, cost allocation analysis, and rate design modeling and analysis. These responsibilities will involve: accumulating and entering client data; creating reports and graphs, to include drafting written sections of reports; and creating PowerPoint slides and helping presenter(s) prepare for client meetings.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting, Economics, Math, Statistics, or Data Analytics.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs; working knowledge of Sequel, Power BI, or similar program a plus.
  • Excellent grammar and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to provide excellent client service and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

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.

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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.