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Whether just getting started with your accounting career or continuing to build on your strong foundation, selecting a firm to work for is an important first step. There are many accounting firms in the industry today, so how do you know which one is best for you? Large and small, accounting firms across the country offer somewhat similar services to their clients. What sets them apart? What makes a particular firm the “right” next step for you?

At Spicer Jeffries we believe that a firm should fit an individual at both a career and personal level. Success of a firm is driven by the daily work and attitudes of its employees. Clients will see a final product, but the “daily grind” of the job is what really makes or breaks a company. In order to better serve the human capital that has helped build and continuously makes Spicer Jeffries LLP the successful firm it is today, the partners have established several key areas of importance to drive the success of our employees.

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Training ProgramTax Partner

303-515-5326

speterson@spicerjeffries.com

Training ProgramAudit Manager

303-515-5334

abump@spicerjeffries.com

Starting your career at Spicer Jeffries is an exciting time. For incoming staff that are recent graduates or new to the accounting profession, your first months at the firm will consist of “Incoming Class Training.” At Spicer, we feel that creating a strong bond between incoming employees creates the foundation for long lasting success and happiness. For this reason, the partnership has developed Spicer Jeffries University (SJU) to help in preparing new employees for the challenges ahead and the intricacies of the firm’s focus on the securities industry.

This intense training program has been developed from years of experience in training new employees and follows the fundamental values and beliefs of the firm. SJU allows individuals to begin to feel comfortable in their new work environment, learn about the firm’s history and expectations, understand their responsibilities to the firm and its clients, as well as begin building relationships with their incoming class and senior firm members. Spicer Jeffries University (SJU) consists of several core programs that culminate in the individual’s ability to conduct a financial statement audit, and then to prepare corporate and personal tax returns on their own. In order to ensure success, SJU places students into “live” situations, using past client’s actual data to create real-life situations that they will face when working with clients in and out of the SJ offices. All of the SJU core programs are led by experienced Spicer staff with years of experience behind them. Many of the current program leaders are staff members who themselves went through SJU and now have the chance to enhance the program and pass on their knowledge.

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Advancement and SJ BenefitsTax Partner

303-515-5326

speterson@spicerjeffries.com

Advancement and SJ BenefitsAudit Manager

303-515-5334

abump@spicerjeffries.com

Spicer believes that as a professional in the field of public accounting, an individual needs to be well rounded in both audit and tax. As such, your first two years with the firm will be spent dealing in both areas to help you gain knowledge and also decide which area you prefer best. At the firm you
will gain invaluable experience working in the field alongside senior members. You will be exposed to all facets of an audit engagement, taxation, related tax issues, and direct client contact.

As your career advances at Spicer, you will move into a specialization, either audit or tax. Selecting which path to continue forward on is not a decision employees must make on their own. Each individual’s direct managers are involved in the discussion, as well as the partners, offering their own unique thoughts and experiences as assistance. Following your choice to pursue the tax or audit path, an employee may further progress in their specialization by advancing into a supervisory role, followed by manager and then director.

As individuals progress along their career path, Spicer Jeffries encourages the pursuit of professional licensing and memberships amongst your regular work. The firm believes deeply in our employees and their growth; as such, the firm offers training, financial assistance, and other opportunities to successfully complete the requirements necessary for success.

Spicer also provides continuing education opportunities for its employees. Throughout the year, employees are engaged in different programs and events that directly contribute to their professional growth and expertise in the accounting industry. For instance, the firm encourages every employee to be a current and upstanding member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The partners believe that every individual’s career potential is only limited by the amount of time and effort put towards it. At Spicer Jeffries it is our goal to help each employee realize their career goals, as well as their personal life goals.

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On Campus RecruitingTax Partner

303-515-5326

speterson@spicerjeffries.com

On Campus RecruitingAudit Manager

303-515-5334

abump@spicerjeffries.com

Getting started with your accounting career begins with selecting a firm to work for. There are many accounting firms in the industry today, so how do you know which one is best for you? In order to help you navigate the crowded landscape, Spicer Jeffries is involved in your career decision-making process in the following ways:

Information Sessions

Throughout the year, Spicer Jeffries is host to several information sessions, usually conducted in association with a campus’ Career Services department. These sessions are generally hosted by two or more Spicer team members, giving individuals a chance to interact on a personal level with the firm. Our information sessions are aimed at giving candidates an opportunity to learn more about the firm by directly asking questions of its members. These sessions also provide a terrific opportunity for networking, submitting resumes, and interacting with possible employers in a relaxed setting.

Campus Interviews

Spicer Jeffries regularly visits college campuses to meet with potential candidates for new staff positions. Individual interviews are generally preceded by an information session. We work closely with the campus Career Services department to arrange individual interviews following information sessions. Be sure to stay in contact with your institution’s Career Services department to find out when Spicer will be visiting your campus. We believe it is very beneficial for candidates to work closely with their Career Services department in terms of resumes, interview preparation, and career-path goals.

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Current OpportunitiesTax Partner

303-515-5326

speterson@spicerjeffries.com

Current OpportunitiesAudit Manager

303-515-5334

abump@spicerjeffries.com

Are we the right firm for you and your future career goals? Are you the right candidate for our firm? These are two very important questions that need to be considered when selecting the firm to build your career with. In order to help answer these questions, please take a look through our website and learn more about the industries we serve. Discover the background of some of our
key personnel to understand our beginnings and learn a bit about who you will be working with.

If you think Spicer Jeffries is a good fit for you, the next step is then deciding which position might best fit your needs and goals. Please choose from the options below to learn more about the career opportunities and advancement available to individuals who join the firm in either our Denver, CO or West Palm Beach, FL office locations.

  • Current Students

    Many students that are graduating from college and preparing to transition into their careers find it is not always a quick and easy process. In fact, this is dramatic change and can often bring with it many new emotions and expectations, both personal and professional. Choosing where to begin your career should not be a difficult burden, but an exciting new adventure. This stage of your professional career is one that will provide you with the foundations for future success. Spicer Jeffries has dedicated its time and efforts into recruiting, training, and building individuals from “the ground up.” We believe in our new team members and strive to aid in their success and joy in the accounting profession. At Spicer Jeffries we believe that we can help individuals reach their career aspirations by providing them with relative industry experiences, leadership development, and a terrific work environment with a strong culture. Spicer Jeffries’ unique philosophy, size, and location allow for individuals to pursue their career goals while also creating relationships with clients and gaining a complete understanding of their industries. To learn more about the opportunities at Spicer Jeffries available to current students, please choose from the following positions listed below:

    Summer Leadership

    Job Description

    The Spicer Jeffries Summer Leadership program is offered to current college and university students in their Sophomore or Junior years.  These individuals are those who are looking to build a career in the Accounting profession. The Summer Leadership program is a two day event in the summer at the Spicer Jeffries offices, either Colorado or Florida.

    Program attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops and team building exercises with the SJ staff.  Each participant will also have time to speak with our accounting professionals to see what a day in the life of an accountant looks like.

    Job Qualifications

    • Undergraduate coursework in accounting
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Organized and Timely
    • Strong communication, problem solving, interpersonal and analytical skills
    apply

    SJ Internship

    Job Description

    The Spicer Jeffries Internship program is offered to students in their Junior and Senior year of college, who are looking to build a career in Public Accounting. During this internship you will gain real world experience in cutting edge industry, learn business skills and expand your network. Our internships also hold the possibility of a full-time job.

    Why Intern at Spicer Jeffries?

    • Gain experience in both audit and tax
    • Half days on Fridays during the summer
    • Great Pay
    • Flexible Hours
    • Fun and Friendly work environment

    Spicer Jeffries internship program aims to accommodate students’ busy school schedules and offers positions for the summer, fall and spring sessions

    Job Qualifications

    • Undergraduate coursework in accounting
    • Cumulative GPA: 3.0
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Organization and Time Management skills
    • Strong communication, problem solving, interpersonal and analytical skills
    apply
  • Recent Grads

    Choosing where to begin your career should not be a difficult burden, but an exciting new adventure. This stage of your career path is one that will provide you with the foundations for future successes in both your work and personal life.  Spicer Jeffries believes deeply in building individuals from “the ground up.” Hiring recent graduates with ambition to learn and work diligently is a key to our firm’s success. At Spicer Jeffries we believe that we can help individuals reach their career aspirations by providing them with relative industry experiences, leadership development, and a terrific work environment with a strong culture. Spicer Jeffries’ unique philosophy, size, and location allow for individuals to pursue their career goals while also creating relationships with clients and gaining a complete understanding of their industries. To learn more about the opportunities at Spicer Jeffries available to recent graduates, please choose from the following positions listed below:

    New Staff Accountant – CO & FL

    Job Description

    Spicer Jeffries LLP is currently seeking qualified graduating candidates to become staff accountants at both the firm’s Denver, CO headquarters and its new branch office in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Audit provides one of the finest and fastest forms of business education imaginable, and an understanding of taxation applies across industries and entities. As a first year staff accountant, career progression may be rapid, as responsibility is given very early on. You will be exposed to each dynamic of an audit engagement; the audit and preparation of financial statements, the taxation of the entity, and the interpersonal contact with the client. This allows you to see the “big picture” and to develop a complete understanding of the client, laying the foundation for your professional career.

    We encourage all candidates to pursue a CPA accreditation, but it is not mandatory for application or employment.

    As a staff accountant at Spicer Jeffries your primary responsibilities will include:

    • Preparation of audit work papers
    • Participation in all facets of the audit engagement
    • Close contact with the client
    • Preparation of financial statements
    • Tax return preparation
    • Tax research
    • Working closely amongst all levels of the organization to collectively deliver a quality end product

    Job Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree in accounting
    • Cumulative GPA: 3.0
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Understanding of accounting practices and principles
    • Excellent organization and project management skills
    • Highly motivated and dedicated to providing quality professional services
    • Strong communication, problem solving, interpersonal and analytical skills
    • Steadfast professional integrity
    apply
  • Seasoned Professionals

    Spicer Jeffries has found that experienced accounting professionals will look for a change in their career path from time to time.   Whatever the circumstances are that have led up to a search for a new position, Spicer Jeffries encourages talented individuals to pursue their new goals with us. Our founding partners were themselves “experienced professionals” when they first embarked on a mission to service the securities industry. At Spicer Jeffries we look for distinct individuals with relative industry experiences to bring strong leadership skills and knowledge to the firm to continue our traditions and values and to improve upon our accomplishments. Spicer Jeffries’ unique philosophy, size, and locations allow for individuals to pursue their career goals while also creating relationships with their clients and fellow team members. To learn more about the opportunities at Spicer Jeffries available to seasoned professionals, please choose from the following positions listed below:

    Tax Senior Accountant

    Job Description

    Spicer Jeffries LLP provides audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to a variety of industries. We have a specialized practice and expertise in the securities industry that includes security broker-dealers, hedge funds, commodity pools, registered investment advisors, and other investment entities. Providing professional services to these types of companies requires a unique understanding of their regulated environment and the peculiar tax rules and regulations.

    Our expanding practice has created the need to add another Tax Senior Accountant. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, ambitious, well versed in a variety of tax law and have the ability to prepare and review a variety of types of tax returns. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

    As a senior tax accountant at Spicer Jeffries your primary responsibilities will include:

    • Provide proactive high quality tax services to clients
    • Prepare intermediate and advanced tax returns and gain experience in various areas of taxation.
    • Supervise and review tax work performed by staff, provide feedback and keep managers informed as to staff performance.
    • Identify opportunities to improve the client’s operations, tax position and accounting process.
    • Conduct tax research and communicate findings to supervisors.
    • Recognize and inform managers and partners of opportunities to increase and improve services provided to clients.
    • Use technology to efficiently prepare tax returns, conduct tax research, share information with team members and provide quality client service.

    Job Qualifications

    • Three to four years of public accounting with an emphasis in taxation.
    • Solid understanding of taxation and proficiency in partnership, corporation and individual tax preparation and compliance.
    • An undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting, and/or an undergraduate or graduate degree with sufficient course work to achieve CPA certification upon passing the examination.
    • Excellent organization and project management skills.
    • Highly motivated and dedicated to providing quality professional services.
    • Strong communication, problem solving, interpersonal and analytical skills.
    • Steadfast professional integrity.
    apply

    Tax Supervisor – CO

    Job Description

    Spicer Jeffries LLP provides audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to a variety of industries. We have a specialized practice and expertise in the securities industry that includes security broker-dealers, hedge funds, commodity pools, registered investment advisors, and other investment entities. Providing professional services to these types of companies requires a unique understanding of their regulated environment and the peculiar tax rules and regulations.

    Our expanding practice has created the need to add another Tax Supervisor. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, ambitious, well versed in a wide variety of tax law and have the ability to supervise and train staff. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

    As a staff accountant at Spicer Jeffries your primary responsibilities will include:

    • Provide proactive high quality tax services to clients
    • Prepare intermediate and advanced tax returns and gain experience in various areas of taxation.
    • Supervise and review tax work performed by staff, provide feedback and keep managers informed as to staff performance.
    • Identify opportunities to improve the client’s operations, tax position and accounting process.
    • Conduct tax research and communicate findings to supervisors.
    • Recognize and inform managers and partners of opportunities to increase and improve services provided to clients.
    • Use technology to efficiently prepare tax returns, conduct tax research, share information with team members and provide quality client service.

    Job Qualifications

    • Four years of public accounting with an emphasis in taxation.
    • Solid understanding of taxation and proficiency in partnership, corporation and individual tax preparation and compliance.
    • An undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting, and/or an undergraduate or graduate degree with sufficient course work to achieve CPA certification upon passing the examination.
    • Excellent organization and project management skills.
    • Highly motivated and dedicated to providing quality professional services.
    • Strong communication, problem solving, interpersonal and analytical skills.
    • Steadfast professional integrity.
    apply