Career Opportunities

For 50 years, we have provided accounting, tax, and advisory services with offices in Greensboro, Raleigh and Wilmington….and we are growing!

We are proud to offer an environment where you can have immediate and positive influence not only on your client work, but on your colleagues and community as well. Our team-based culture provides opportunities for you to contribute, collaborate, apply your strengths and develop new skills across our various business lines. Due to the size of our firm, your work and contributions are directly recognized and rewarded. 

We are continually looking for outgoing, team-oriented, growth-minded professionals with a strong background and interest in accounting to join our team.

Business Valuation Manager

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP is a place where you can work hard and play harder. Our team-oriented environment fosters and rewards professionals for helping their clients meet their goals while encouraging life outside of office hours. We seek driven performers who are strong professionals that want to make a difference in their communities.

 

We believe in the power of our people and operate under six core values: trustworthiness, excellence, service, people-first, evolution, and prosperity (beyond revenue). Don’t believe us? Check out what the team has to say about working here.

 

Still interested? Ready to become our next business valuation manager?
We are looking for someone with business valuation experience to join our Forensic, Valuation & Litigation team. Your work will be diverse and will give you great exposure to a variety of clients and industries. You must have the ability to focus on the big picture and be able to review the details. Your role will require you to often communicate with attorneys and business owners, manage deadlines, and work as part of a team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and manage valuation engagements for a variety of purposes including tax and financial reporting, transactions, and litigation support
  • Manage multiple projects and ensure timely delivery and quality work
  • Network and perform business development activities through presentations, articles, and other publications
  • Identify ways to work with clients in addition to valuation services, potentially including succession planning, benchmarking, and other advisory services
  • Develop new client relationships and have a strong network of referral sources.
  • Work with the team to brainstorm and solve problems
  • Assist audit and tax teams in valuation and special projects
  • Ability to define issues, collect data, analyze facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Effectively build a strong referral network
  • Supervise the day-to-day workload of Senior Associates and Associates on assigned engagements and reviews work product
  • Ensure Senior Associates and Associates are trained on all relevant valuation databases and models
  • Evaluate the performance of Senior Associates and Associates and assist in the development of goals and objectives to enhance professional development
  • Acs as Career Advisor to Senior Associates and Associates, as appropriate

Must Haves

  • Minimum of 5 years of public accounting experience or national valuation firm environment, most recently in a management capacity
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting finance or economics
  • Ability to testify in litigation
  • Experience with different types of business valuation, including but not limited to estate/gift, buy/sell, etc. is a plus
  • Experience in transition planning, valuation litigation, and financial statement fair value analysis is a plus
  • Significant experience in business valuation and intangible assets required
  • Prior experience in financial reporting valuation and appraisal review
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Perform effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel supporting various industries
  • CPA, CFA, AM, ASA, or other valuation industry credentials preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical and research skills
  • Solid organizational skills especially the ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capable of effective managing a team of valuation professionals and delegating work assignments as needed
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and client personnel
  • Ability to encourage team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel
  • Executive presence and ability to act as the primary contact on assigned engagements

What You Get 

  • Discretionary bonus program
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Annual compensation reviews tied to performance
  • Half-day Fridays during the summer
  • Dress for your day
  • Celebrations for both work and personal milestones
  • Flexible work environment
  • Yearly gym allowance
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 100% firm-paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Cafeteria Plans (medical and dependent care)

 

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP knows your entire well-being is important. That’s why we also offer the following professional development:

  • Developmental coaching program
  • CPA exam fees or partial CPA prep reimbursement
  • Bonus for CPA exam success
  • 40+ hours of external and internal training annually
  • Paid membership to approved professional organizations
  • Paid approved professional license renewals

 

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com.

 

We continually look for outgoing, team-oriented, growth-minded professionals with a strong background and interest in accounting to join our team. If this role doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities!

Senior Accountant

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP is a place where you can work hard and play harder. Our team-oriented environment fosters and rewards professionals for helping their clients meet their goals while encouraging life outside of office hours. We seek driven performers who are strong professionals that want to make a difference in their communities.

 

We believe in the power of our people and operate under six core values: trustworthiness, excellence, service, people-first, evolution, and prosperity (beyond revenue). Don’t believe us? Check out what the team has to say about working here.

 

Still interested? Ready to become our next assurance senior accountant?
If so, you’ll need to have at least two years of experience performing external audit functions or related tax work. The successful candidate will work alongside managers and partners to help lead the day-to-day operations of engagements while providing supervision and on-the-job training to their team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan, perform, and supervise audit, review, and compilation engagements efficiently to meet client deadlines
  • Assume tax preparation responsibilities for more complex 1040s as well as business returns
  • Identify issues early and deal with such issues timely
  • Accept increasing responsibility for engagements, business correspondence and research with little input from the supervisor
  • Independently make decisions regarding routine work

Must Haves

  • Minimum 2 years of public accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • CPA certification or progress toward CPA licensure
  • Ability to work on multiple client engagements and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with CCH and CaseWare Working Papers software and a paperless work environment a plus
  • Perform technical tax review of individual income and business tax returns
  • Ability to supervise and train staff
  • Construction experience

What You Get 

  • Discretionary bonus program
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Annual compensation reviews tied to performance
  • Half-day Fridays during the summer
  • Dress for your day
  • Celebrations for both work and personal milestones
  • Flexible work environment
  • Yearly gym allowance
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 100% firm-paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Cafeteria Plans (medical and dependent care)

 

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP knows your entire well-being is important. That’s why we also offer the following professional development:

  • Developmental coaching program
  • CPA exam fees or partial CPA prep reimbursement
  • Bonus for CPA exam success
  • 40+ hours of external and internal training annually
  • Paid membership to approved professional organizations
  • Paid approved professional license renewals

 

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com.

 

We continually look for outgoing, team-oriented, growth-minded professionals with a strong background and interest in accounting to join our team. If this role doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities!

Staff Accountant

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP is a place where you can work hard and play harder. Our team-oriented environment fosters and rewards professionals for helping their clients meet their goals while encouraging life outside of office hours. We seek driven performers who are strong professionals that want to make a difference in their communities.

 

We believe in the power of our people and operate under six core values: trustworthiness, excellence, service, people-first, evolution, and prosperity (beyond revenue). Don’t believe us? Check out what the team has to say about working here.

 

Still interested? Ready to become our next staff accountant?
This is an entry-level position that enables a well-qualified individual to gain experience in both the audit and/or tax practices. This individual will work under close supervision by their engagement senior, supervisor, manager and/or partner.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in audit/tax pre-planning, work papers, and client review
  • Learn how to develop relationships with client personnel
  • Perform engagements in an efficient manner to meet deadlines
  • Prepare financial statement reports and documentation supporting the firm’s opinion
  • Prepare tax returns for individuals, corporations, and partnerships
  • Engage in tax research on a wide range of issues
  • Follow tax compliance laws and discuss with clients as needed

Must Haves

  • CPA or CPA Candidate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 0-2 years recent public accounting experience
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude with desire to be an integral part of a team
  • Strong work ethic and desire to learn
  • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office

What You Get 

  • Discretionary bonus program
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Annual compensation reviews tied to performance
  • Half-day Fridays during the summer
  • Dress for your day
  • Celebrations for both work and personal milestones
  • Flexible work environment
  • Yearly gym allowance
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 100% firm-paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Cafeteria Plans (medical and dependent care)

 

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP knows your entire well-being is important. That’s why we also offer the following professional development:

  • Developmental coaching program
  • CPA exam fees or partial CPA prep reimbursement
  • Bonus for CPA exam success
  • 40+ hours of external and internal training annually
  • Paid membership to approved professional organizations
  • Paid approved professional license renewals

 

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com.

 

We continually look for outgoing, team-oriented, growth-minded professionals with a strong background and interest in accounting to join our team. If this role doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities!

Staff Accountant - CAAS

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP is a place where you can work hard and play harder. Our team-oriented environment fosters and rewards professionals for helping their clients meet their goals while encouraging life outside of office hours. We seek driven performers who are strong professionals that want to make a difference in their communities.

 

We believe in the power of our people and operate under six core values: trustworthiness, excellence, service, people-first, evolution, and prosperity (beyond revenue). Don’t believe us? Check out what the team has to say about working here.

 

Still interested? Ready to become our next staff accountant in our CAAS department?
The Staff Accountant in our Client Accounting & Advisory Services (CAAS) department is responsible for handling the full-cycle accounting needs of the clients assigned to them. This includes month-end closings, preparation of financial statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger management, and maintaining the client’s accounting system(s) such as QuickBooks Online or desktop.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review, analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Complete bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements
  • Process accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Record adjusting journal entries
  • Work with clients using QuickBooks, both online and desktop versions
  • Maintain communication with clients to ensure expectations and deadlines are being met
  • Assist the client with QuickBooks training and clean up
  • Process client payroll, payroll tax computations, and electronic payments
  • Prepare quarterly and annual payroll filings for clients, including W-2s and 1099s

Must Haves

  • 2+ years’ experience in full-cycle accounting or bookkeeping role
  • Understanding of cash and accrual basis financial statements (GAAP)
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks online and desktop (ProAdvisor Certification Preferred)
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a multi-client environment preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

What You Get 

  • Discretionary bonus program
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Annual compensation reviews tied to performance
  • Half-day Fridays during the summer
  • Dress for your day
  • Celebrations for both work and personal milestones
  • Flexible work environment
  • Yearly gym allowance
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 100% firm-paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Cafeteria Plans (medical and dependent care)

 

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP knows your entire well-being is important. That’s why we also offer the following professional development:

  • Developmental coaching program
  • CPA exam fees or partial CPA prep reimbursement
  • Bonus for CPA exam success
  • 40+ hours of external and internal training annually
  • Paid membership to approved professional organizations
  • Paid approved professional license renewals

 

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com.

 

We continually look for outgoing, team-oriented, growth-minded professionals with a strong background and interest in accounting to join our team. If this role doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities!

Tax Supervisor/Manager

Job Description:

We are looking for a full-time, experienced Tax Supervisor/Manager. The candidate will oversee and review the preparation of individual, corporate and partnership tax returns as well as Form 990 and 5500. The candidate will work alongside staff, managers and partners and will be provided with training to promote learning and growth. Candidate will also oversee and help to develop less experienced staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct corporate, individual, and partnership tax engagements
  • Review complex tax returns including forms 1040, 1041, 709, 990, 5500, et al.
  • Identify and provide tax issues and tax planning advice to a diverse client base
  • Prepare and review quarterly and annual income tax provisions; identify and document uncertain tax positions
  • Perform and review technical tax research, analysis, and written memorandum
  • Assist clients with management of federal and state tax audits and negotiate tax positions
  • Work directly with the firm’s leadership to support the many operational elements of the firm’s tax services, including thought leadership, quality control and training and development
  • Ensure exceptional client service by delivering the highest quality results, providing forward thinking advice and suggestions on relevant matters in a manner that is timely and straight-forward
  • Supervise, develop, and train members of our tax practice
  • Focus on management of client relationships to ensure delivery of exceptional client services
  • Responsible for leading a team of staff level positions and ensure proper execution of assignments
  • Conduct tax research

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a public accounting or a combination of corporate and public accounting experience
  • Experience with CaseWare Working Papers software and a paperless work environment a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred
  • CPA certification required
  • Experience with multistate taxation is strongly preferred
  • Experienced at reviewing income tax returns and tax provisions
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws
  • Strong research and compliance skills
  • Proven ability to work on multiple client engagements and adhere to tax deadlines
  • Must possess excellent supervisory, communication, and organizational skills
  • ProSystem Tax and CCH Axcess software experience preferred
  • Advanced MS Excel experience
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Ability and passion for developing the professional skills of our people
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements in a fast paced environment
  • Perform effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel supporting various industries
  • Excellent written and verbal communications as well as proficient collaboration skills

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com.

Paraprofessional

Job Description:

Full time, experienced, paraprofessional/QuickBooks Accountant is needed in the Wilmington Office. Candidate should be detail oriented and able to work independently and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Public accounting experience is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with clients using QuickBooks, both online and desktop versions
  • Client payroll processing, payroll tax computations and electronic payments
  • Quarterly and annual payroll filings for clients, including W-2s and 1099s
  • Detailed general ledger review and necessary adjusting journal entries
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Preparation of client financial statements
  • Maintain communication with clients to ensure expectations and deadlines are being met

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a multi-client environment preferred
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor a plus
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of CCH tax software and Sage 50 a plus

Send resume and cover letter to hr@wopcpa.com.

Campus Hires/Early Career

We recruit high quality people who are strong in their field and provide them with excellent on the job training to provide a foundation of knowledge to not only the industry and services we offer, but also our work culture and firm practices. Our mentoring program allows you the opportunity to obtain direction and advice from those who have wider experience and knowledge both in our profession and within our firm. We encourage you to ask questions, incite innovation and provide excellence. Here at Williams Overman Pierce, not only are you part of the engagement from start to finish, but you have more opportunities for direct interaction with clients right from the start.

We visit several North Carolina college campuses each year in search of both intern and full-time accountant positions. Some of the universities that we have recently visited are:

  • North Carolina State University
  • East Carolina University
  • High Point University
  • UNC Wilmington
  • UNC Greensboro
  • Appalachian State University
  • Wake Tech Community College

Don’t see your school listed, but feel you’re a good fit, please submit your resume or contact us at hr@wopcpa.com for more information.

Internships

We offer both winter and summer internships. Our internships are about giving you real experiences you need to launch your career. Undecided on whether you want audit or tax? No problem, our program provides you opportunities to explore not only tax and audit but also allows you to work on assignments across multiple industries such as construction, non-profit organizations, automotive dealerships, healthcare and other privately-held clients. As an intern, you are provided with the same training, mentoring and career guidance as you would as a staff accountant. Your contributions matter, because to us, you are not an intern, but a part of our team!