Career Opportunities

Dansa and D’Arata is always looking for the best and the brightest individuals to join our team of professionals. Our management style and entrepreneurial atmosphere give individuals a genuine opportunity for achievement and recognition. When you are working with our clients, you are on a team with high performance professionals — many of whom are considered experts in their fields. Working closely with other talented individuals gives you the opportunity to learn hands on, helping you grow into an experienced business advisor. Our partners and managers are always available for questions and are happy to share their wealth of knowledge from years of practical experience.

Our goal is to furnish our people with the tools and training needed to succeed and advance within the firm. We provide comprehensive educational programs presented by the firm and outside organizations. We offer an extensive continuing professional education (CPE) program to ensure that our professionals get the necessary educational hours each year to meet requirements. Training includes a mix of in-house and external seminars, conferences, webinars and most importantly, practical on-the-job training. Training is both formal and informal to help you gain the skills that you need to handle different business environments.

Active participation in professional and civic groups is strongly encouraged. Many of the principals and managers at the firm are involved in the community and serve as directors on various professional, civic and charitable boards. Getting involved provides networking opportunities with individuals in other businesses and also allows us to give back to the community.

We are always looking for both entry-level and experienced professionals to join our team. We have the following career opportunities available:

Tax Manager

Dansa & D’Arata LLP is a leading regional public accounting firm, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. Our firm is known for providing exceptional service to our clientele who are diverse in both industry and complexity. The ongoing success of the firm is dependent on the quality of the employees that represent the firm. Driven by the growth of the firm’s client base, we are continuously looking for quality candidates and are currently looking to hire a Tax Manager to join our team!!

Summary:

The Tax Manager responsibilities will include a full array of tax services in the areas of individual, partnership, corporate, trusts, estates and not-for-profit organizations and consulting to high net worth entrepreneurs, businesses and family groups. Industries include real estate, investment companies, professional service companies, hi-tech, wineries, manufacturing, distribution and not-for-profit organizations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of recent public accounting experience
  • Must hold a Bachelors in Accounting
  • CPA preferred
  • Must be highly motivated
  • Must possess strong organization, communication and analytical skills
  • Possess effective leadership, supervisory and management skills
  • Display excellent time management skills
  • Be able to build & cultivate strong personal relationships with peers in firm and the business community
  • Is an effective team builder & leader
  • Displays excellent business skills and appropriate industry knowledge
  • Ability to work both independently & within a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Manage day-to-day client relationships and maintain positive client satisfaction
  • Seek opportunities to be creative and innovative in serving clients
  • Work closely with engagement partner and staff
  • Create budgets for each client project
  • Develop new client contacts and relationships beneficial to the firm
  • Keep current on applicable professional standards
  • Responsible for accurate & timely monthly client billings
  • Assist in firm administrative functions as assigned by the partners
  • Understand Dansa and D’Arata full services and industry capabilities
  • Investigate compliance & research software
  • Act as a role model and mentor new and existing staff
  • Takes a sincere interest in personal career growth & development
  • Participate in firm events (internal, recruiting, philanthropic, etc.)
  • Participate in civic, business, community, and philanthropic activities

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to earn bonus based on production and new business generation
  • 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing
  • Firm paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health Insurance with employer contribution (10+ plans to choose from with HSA compatible options)
  • Voluntary Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Accessibility to work remotely
  • License & Association Memberships dues paid
  • CPE provided

If you are interested in starting your career with us at Dansa & D’Arata LLP submit your resume below. Please reference “Tax Manager” in the email subject line. If you are unable to submit your resume using the button below, you can email your resume directly to resumes@darata.com.

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Audit Manager

Dansa & D’Arata LLP is a leading regional public accounting firm, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. Our firm is known for providing exceptional service to our clientele who are diverse in both industry and complexity. The ongoing success of the firm is dependent on the quality of the employees that represent the firm. Driven by the growth of the firm’s client base, we are continuously looking for quality candidates and are currently looking to hire a Audit Manager to join our team!

Summary:

The Audit Manager will be responsible for conducting full-cycle audits for our clients in a variety of industries including real estate, finance/banking, not-for-profit, etc. The Audit Manager will oversee all responsibilities of its staff while meeting the project deliverables to provide the highest level of client service. This individual will also be expected to demonstrate industry experience, leverage client relationships, promote new business opportunities and be responsible for the professional development of staff. The Audit Manager will have frequent interaction with partners and staff and is an integral member of the firm’s management team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have 5 years of public accounting experience in a professional services firm (Big 4 experience a plus).
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics
  • Must be a licensed CPA
  • Must have experience working with privately held companies and non-profit organizations
  • Must have experience in conducting retirement planning
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • Must have previous supervisory experience
  • Must be committed to best practices of the firm
  • Must have excellent project and time management skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Must be able to be flexible in a variety of situations and be a team-player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to earn bonus based on production and new business generation
  • 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing
  • Firm paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health Insurance with employer contribution (10+ plans to choose from with HSA compatible options)
  • Voluntary Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Accessibility to work remotely
  • License & Association Memberships dues paid
  • CPE provided

If you are interested in starting your career with us at Dansa & D’Arata LLP submit your resume below. Please reference “Audit Manager” in the email subject line. If you are unable to submit your resume using the button below, you can email your resume directly to resumes@darata.com.

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Supervising Senior Accountant

Dansa & D’Arata LLP is a leading regional public accounting firm, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. Our firm is known for providing exceptional service to our clientele who are diverse in both industry and complexity. The ongoing success of the firm is dependent on the quality of the employees that represent the firm. Driven by the growth of the firm’s client base, we are continuously looking for quality candidates and are currently looking to hire Supervising Senior Accountants to join our team!

Summary:

We are currently looking for Supervising Senior Accountants for both our Tax & Assurance departments. We encourage applicants to consider either department based on their experience and/or preference. Senior Accountant positions versus Supervising Senior Accountant positions will be dependent on the experience of the candidate.

As a Supervising Senior Accountant for our firm, you will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of a client’s business, thus allowing you and your team members to deliver timely, high-quality service to the client that meets or exceeds their expectations. In addition, Supervising Senior Accountants are encouraged and rewarded for recognizing opportunities to increase the level and type of services our clients would find beneficial.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business administration or economics or a have met the minimum education requirements to obtain a New York State CPA license.
  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress toward obtaining CPA certification
  • Minimum 5 years of public accounting experience
  • Experience in supervising engagement teams and/or developing, training and mentoring staff and interns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintains exceptional customer service skills and the ability to form effective working relationships with clients to provide innovative tax planning, consulting, and compliance services.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to recognize opportunities to provide new and innovative service to clients
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Additional professional designations, such as CFE, CVA, etc. are a plus

Audit Specific

  • Minimum 5 years of external audit experience
  • Specific knowledge of FASB regulations and GAAP
  • Strong financial statement and audit background
  • Experience with ProSystems Engagement software is a plus

Tax Specific

  • Minimum 5 years of tax experience in a public accounting firm or equivalent experience
  • Ability to prepare and/or review complex business and individual tax returns.
  • Ability to identify and research tax issues, develop resolutions, and prepare written conclusions.
  • Experience with tax research software
  • Experience with UltraTax CS is a plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to earn bonus based on production and new business generation
  • 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing
  • Firm paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health Insurance with employer contribution (10+ plans to choose from with HSA compatible options)
  • Voluntary Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Accessibility to work remotely
  • License & Association Memberships dues paid
  • CPE provided

If you are interested in starting your career with us at Dansa & D’Arata LLP submit your resume below. Please reference “Supervising Senior Accountant” in the email subject line.  If you are unable to submit your resume using the button below, you can email your resume directly to resumes@darata.com.

Dansa & D’Arata LLP  is an equal opportunity employer and, in accordance with all applicable laws, prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees based on race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age disability, marital status, citizenship status, domestic violence victim status, military status, predisposing or genetic information, or any other category protected by law.

Senior Accountant

Dansa & D’Arata LLP is a leading regional public accounting firm, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. Our firm is known for providing exceptional service to our clientele who are diverse in both industry and complexity. The ongoing success of the firm is dependent on the quality of the employees that represent the firm. Driven by the growth of the firm’s client base, we are continuously looking for quality candidates and are currently looking to hire Senior Accountants to join our team!

Summary:

We are currently looking for Senior Accountants for both our Tax & Assurance departments. We encourage applicants to consider either department based on their experience and/or preference.

As a Senior Accountant for our firm, you will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of a client’s business, thus allowing you and your team members to deliver timely, high-quality service to the client that meets or exceeds their expectations. In addition, Senior Accountants are encouraged and rewarded for recognizing opportunities to increase the level and type of services our clients would find beneficial.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business administration or economics or a have met the minimum education requirements to obtain a New York State CPA license.
  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress toward obtaining CPA certification
  • Minimum 3 years of public accounting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintains exceptional customer service skills and the ability to form effective working relationships with clients to provide innovative tax planning, consulting, and compliance services.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to recognize opportunities to provide new and innovative service to clients
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Additional professional designations, such as CFE, CVA, etc. are a plus

Audit Specific

  • Minimum 3 years of external audit experience
  • Specific knowledge of FASB regulations and GAAP
  • Strong financial statement and audit background
  • Experience with ProSystems Engagement software is a plus

Tax Specific

  • Minimum 3 years of tax experience in a public accounting firm or equivalent experience
  • Ability to prepare and/or review complex business and individual tax returns.
  • Ability to identify and research tax issues, develop resolutions, and prepare written conclusions.
  • Experience with developing, training and mentoring of staff and interns.
  • Experience with tax research software
  • Experience with UltraTax CS is a plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to earn bonus based on production and new business generation
  • 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing
  • Firm paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health Insurance with employer contribution (10+ plans to choose from with HSA compatible options)
  • Voluntary Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Accessibility to work remotely
  • License & Association Memberships dues paid
  • CPE provided

If you are interested in starting your career with us at Dansa & D’Arata LLP submit your resume below. Please reference “Senior Accountant” in the email subject line.  If you are unable to submit your resume using the button below, you can email your resume directly to resumes@darata.com.

Dansa & D’Arata LLP  is an equal opportunity employer and, in accordance with all applicable laws, prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees based on race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age disability, marital status, citizenship status, domestic violence victim status, military status, predisposing or genetic information, or any other category protected by law.

Staff Accountant

Dansa & D’Arata LLP is a leading regional public accounting firm, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. Our firm is known for providing exceptional service to our clientele who are diverse in both industry and complexity. The ongoing success of the firm is dependent on the quality of the employees that represent the firm. Driven by the growth of the firm’s client base, we are continuously looking for quality candidates and are currently looking to hire Staff Accountants to join our team!

Summary:

Staff accountants are an integral part of our service team and are exposes to all areas of client service including assisting in the audit, tax and consulting departments of the firm.  We take the training and development of our staff very seriously and are committed to providing exciting and rewarding career paths for advancement for all employees.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a Master’s degree in accounting, business administration or economics or have met the minimum education requirements to obtain a New York State CPA license.
  • Must be committed to obtaining CPA license within 24 months of being hired.
  • Must be self-motivated and hard working.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have experience with basic information technology software including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and basic tax preparation software.
  • Must be detail oriented and open to following direction from supervisors.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to earn bonus based on production and new business generation
  • 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing
  • Firm paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health Insurance with employer contribution (10+ plans to choose from with HSA compatible options)
  • Voluntary Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Accessibility to work remotely
  • License & Association Memberships dues paid
  • CPE provided

If you are interested in starting your career with us at Dansa & D’Arata LLP submit your resume below. Please reference “Staff Accountant” in the email subject line.  If you are unable to submit your resume using the button below, you can email your resume directly to resumes@darata.com.

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Internships

Dansa & D’Arata LLP is proud of its exceptional internship program, which is one of the best among local accounting firms. We work with all local universities and colleges to attract talented self-motivated students and recent graduates for participation in our paid internship program. Our internship program allows students to obtain real work experience with the potential for permanent employment.

As part of the internship experience with Dansa & D’Arata each intern is provided:

  • Special training designed specifically for the internship program
  • An assigned mentor who is typically a permanent employee of the firm who recently went through our internship program
  • A flexible work schedule (minimum of 20 hours per week is required)
  • Scheduled formal feedback on a weekly basis
  • Real work experience in the area or tax return preparation

Generally our internships are offered from January through April each year and are designed for MBA candidate students enrolled in an accredited accounting program who are interested in a career in public accounting.

If you are interested in starting your career with us at Dansa & D’Arata LLP submit your resume below. Please reference “Internship” in the email subject line.  If you are unable to submit your resume using the button below, you can email your resume directly to resumes@darata.com.

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