Accountant -Fort Lauderdale, FL

Accountant– Family Office – unique opportunity!

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to use and grow your superb accounting skills with a sophisticated client base?  Be part of growing our practice?  If so, read on!  Templeton & Company is currently searching for a talented Accountant for its Family Office Group located in our Fort Lauderdale office.   The Family Office is a team within Templeton & Company, an independent, regional public accounting firm.  The Family Office serves the needs of Templeton’s high net worth clients and their businesses.  We take great pride in ensuring that our specialized group of clients receive innovative and customized approaches, involving a wide variety of financial and other tailored services to meet their needs.

This is your opportunity to work in support of both the personal as well as corporate entities owned by a select group of our clients.  The Family Office is a testimony to who our firm is: we listen to our clients and respond to needs beyond the classical audit and tax services.  Our Family Office provides the “typical” family office services provided by some public accounting firms and more.  In fact, our clients chose and trust us to support their ongoing accounting and tax needs, but also to provide financial, family governance, investment and risk management oversight.  We distinguish our Family Office Group by the robust relationships we form with our clients.

Why Templeton?

We are an award winning, local regional accounting firm serving the West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Wellington area.    We offer large firm capability garnered from our leadership team’s previous experience, with a level of quality rare among local firms.  Our non-bureaucratic culture with an emphasis on training and learning and our personal touch are just part of what makes us different.  It’s all about the client at T&C.  We have been honored by the South Florida Business Journal as Power Leaders in Accounting for 4 years in a row, as well as 2015 and 2016 Top 300 firms and 2013 Fastest Growing firms awarded by Inside Public Accounting.

About the position:

This is an opportunity to become involved in a variety of accounting activities to serve the needs of our clients’ – on both a personal level and for various other types of entities.  The primary focus of the position is general ledger accounting, reconciliations and monthly financial statements.  You will also prepare invoices and process accounts payable, but there will be ample opportunities to be involved in special projects within the firm.

Our ideal candidate:

We are seeking a “utility player” with the ability to see potential, both for growth and being open to doing things differently (vs. this is the way we’ve always done it).  You have a curious mind and see the possibilities of what can be, not the limits.  Meticulously detailed, you produce highly accurate and polished work.  You are positive, energetic with an ability to work independently and as part of a team.  You are capable of performing complicated tasks, but do not mind performing highly transactional work including data entry and clerical tasks.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience, preferably serving multiple clients at a time
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • Strong skills in Excel
  • Strong skills in QuickBooks Online and Desktop; Great Plains/MS Dynamics a plus