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Tax Preparer (Accounting Officer)

Company: Farm Credit Council
Location: Reedsville
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a career opportunity that supports the agriculture industry, provides career development/training, and provides a good work/life balance?


Horizon Farm Credit is actively seeking a Tax Preparer (Accounting Officer) to join our team. Qualified candidate may work in the Reedsville, PA, Lewisburg, PA or Mechanicsburg, PA branch location. The position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. Our ideal candidate is an experienced, organized, detail-oriented, and analytical tax professional with an enthusiasm to support the agricultural community.

Position Description: Tax Preparers (Accounting Officers) provide services to accounting, record and income tax return customers with a high level of quality, accuracy and efficiency. These services include consultative accounting services, payroll processing services, tax planning and preparation, and record keeping. Promotes related services, actively participates in product referrals, business development and public relations activities, and maintains a favorable Farm Credit image. Operates under general supervision of manager, with assistance as needed.

Key Responsibilities

Delivers accounting services with thorough understanding of state and federal tax laws and regulations. Gathers complete and accurate financial data to prepare tax returns, records and payroll services.

Educate and guide customers on sound accounting and financial management. Demonstrate an ability to work with customers to build rapport, confidence and sense of value.

Works with Horizon teammates and centers of influence to develop new business as well as expanding the relationships of existing customers. Educates customers on Accounting and Consulting related products with a goal of identifying appropriate products & strategies to ensure customer success.

Tax Preparers (Accounting Officers) actively participate in educational programs for customers & prospects and are engaged with Horizon staff to share their product knowledge. Participates in team meetings to provide pertinent updates on products & services.


Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or related field. Must obtain and maintain Preparer Tax Identification Number.

Enrolled Agent certification is preferred.


Strong experience in tax preparation, with understanding of farm and business taxes preferred.

Basic working knowledge of farm accounting principles and their application is a plus.

Identifies and understands required customer information need to provide payroll, records, and tax return services, as well as basic consultative services.


Proficient interpersonal relations, organization, and communication skills.

Ability to travel within assigned territory as required, including meeting with customers, prospects and referral generators.

Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

Adaptable and flexible to a changing work environment.

Who are we?

Horizon Farm Credit is an expert in agriculture, with over 100 years of serving rural America. As a premier rural lender, we're constantly growing and seeking new members for our team. As part of the Horizon Farm Credit team, you have the opportunity to make a difference for agriculture and rural communities.

What can we offer you?

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for full-time employees including:

Medical insurance with dental and vision care options

401 (k) with significant employer matching

Paid time off, holidays and volunteer time to support work/life balance

Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities

Student loan reimbursement

Leadership and career development opportunities

Paid parental leave and short term disability

Fun and inclusive work environment

Salary Range: $50,000 - $90,000, Depending on previous experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Farm Credit Council, Altoona , Tax Preparer (Accounting Officer), Accounting, Auditing , Reedsville, Pennsylvania

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