Accounting Help

Bearden, Stroup & Associates is one of the fastest-growing public accounting firms in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley. We specialize in tax preparation and small business accounting services. Our growing firm seeks long-term relationships with motivated professionals who are dedicated to serving our clients with excellence. When you join our friendly team, you will find opportunities to build relationships, develop your technical skills, and grow as a professional.

Current Opportunities

If you have experience preparing tax returns for many different types of income, please contact us about joining our team.
Full job description

The Senior Tax Accountant is responsible for performing the following job duties:

  • Prepare income tax returns for Individuals, Corporations, Partnerships, and LLCs
  • Journal Entries and closing adjustments financial statements for small business clients
  • Research and apply tax law to real world situations
  • Projections and recommendations to improve tax and financial efficiency
  • Prepare payroll tax returns and W-2s
  • Help clients to utilize accounting software more effectively
  • Communicate with clients regarding accounting and taxes

The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS. or Masters with Accounting concentration (must be complete by December 2024)
  • MBA, MAcc, and/or CPA a plus
  • Minimum GPA 3.4
  • Ability to comprehend specific detailed instructions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks is a plus
  • Positive team player attitude
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Proactive and results oriented person

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level: 2 years
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Education: Bachelor’s (Required)
Experience: 2 years with Tax season (Required)
Work Location: In person

This is an opportunity to get real world experience preparing income tax returns.

Full job description

Our growing accounting firm in Huntsville has an opportunity for an accounting student to gain experience in public accounting in the firm’s small business accounting division. Located just 3 miles from UAH, we have a convenient location for college students working part time. This is a paid internship in the firm’s income tax division.

We work to build long-term relationships with motivated tax professionals who are dedicated to serving our clients with excellence. This position offers the opportunity to return each year and advance in your career. You will work with friendly, experienced team members who will train you and develop your technical skills as a tax professional.

Duties: Prepare tax returns in tax software from source documents, such as Forms W-2, 1099, 1098, donation receipts, medical expenses, etc. Prepare Schedule C for small businesses. Prepare Schedule E for rental properties. Make relevant notes and complete reconciliations in preparer working papers.

You will become familiar with common tax issues, such as:

  • American Opportunity Credit
  • Rental income & expenses
  • Capital loss limitation
  • Taxable refunds
  • Tax-exempt interest income
  • Retirement income
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018

This seasonal position goes from January to April each year. Part-time or full-time positions will be offered at competitive pay rates. Candidates with previous experience are welcome to apply. We are conducting interviews for this position now.

We will also consider anyone who already has a degree and applies for this job for the staff accountant position (they must be willing to work up to 55 hours/week in tax season).

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Benefits (for full-time positions):

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule: Monday to Friday
Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Work Location: In person

Working Together is how we do business every day.

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