Tax Associate (1426)

Farm Credit East
Auburn, CT
United States
Job Description

Position Summary:

Farm Credit East is the leading provider of loans and farm advisory services to farmers, foresters, fishermen, and agricultural business owners across the northeast. The Farm Credit cooperative has been around for over 100 years and has grown into a program with $10 billion in loan volume and $20 million in financial services revenue generated annually. When you pursue a career with Farm Credit East, you can positively impact the families and businesses that drive the Northeast economy.


When you join the Farm Credit East tax team, we invest in your personal development and provide specialized training to make you an expert on advising farm businesses. We offer a hybrid workplace.Our customers range from small family farms to highly sophisticated agri-businesses. There is no better group of clients in the world. 


We offer generous benefits including: a 6% 401K match plus an additional defined contribution retirement plan, medical, dental, HSA, paid annual holiday and sick leave, FSA, life insurance, and a bonus incentive program. Potential for tuition reimbursement, including CPA and Enrolled Agent certification courses.


Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. All new employees receive one-on-one coaching to help them understand their roles. Additional technical training, soft skill training, and ongoing professional development provided by Farm Credit East will help you be poised for continued career growth within our organization.  We use state of the art technology for customer relations (Salesforce), internal communication (Microsoft TEAMS) and delivery of financial services.


Come join a collaborative, customer-focused team at Farm Credit East!


Duties and Responsibilities:


Creating Customer Value

  • Accurately prepares tax returns along with all other returns per Farm Credit East and regulatory standards

  • Delivers accurate, high quality, high impact tax and accounting services to customers in a manner that motivates and enables them to better accomplish their objectives

  • Contributes to the success of customer businesses and Farm Credit East through the timely and accurate delivery of financial services to customers for a profitable fee

  • Actively cross-sells all Farm Credit East services and adequately documents in CRM

  • Maintains accounting standards knowledge, as well as federal and state tax knowledge and have a thorough understanding of all tax and records software programs 


Customer Centricity

  • Follows up on customer communication within 24 hours

  • Actively manages CCH workstream data and CRM dashboards to ensure data integrity

  • Adheres to Farm Credit East time and billing practices and procedures ensuring timely and transparent billing


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or a related field

  • 1-4 years of tax preparation experience preferred

  • Successful candidate must take and pass Farm Credit East's Tax Accreditation program within 1 year of hire

  • Salary range: $50,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience