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Job Number: 2167062

We have an immediate opening for an experienced office receptionist in a small, growing local public CPA firm in the East Bay. Applicant must possess a high level of professionalism and effective decision-making abilities. The position is temp to permanent, full-time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be reliable and willing to work full time week day business hours, with some overtime expected during busy seasons.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work independently and multi-task
  • Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have enthusiasm and excellent customer service skills
  • Enjoy working with people and possess a friendly and outgoing personality

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Ability to work a multi-line telephone system
  • General computer hardware/software knowledge preferred
  • Technology Savvy - Experience with QuickBooks, Excel and other Cloud-based applications helpful
  • Payroll and Human Resources experience helpful
  • Light accounting/bookkeeping experience helpful
  • Familiarity with tax preparation helpful
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance


  • Greet clients warmly and make sure they are comfortable (offer water, coffee or tea if necessary)
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and materials
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries
  • Update office calendars and schedule meetings
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, transcribing and faxing
  • Printing and compiling tax documents during tax season
  • Hand out and process employee applications
  • Prepare correspondence and documents

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