Tax Experienced Staff Accountant, Real Estate

Cohen & Company

Cleveland, Ohio

Date Posted March 26, 2024
Industry Tax
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Cohen & Company 

Certified Public Accountants 

We are very excited about our opportunities and are seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to client service to join our team! 


  • Prepare tax returns and prepare materials and research for consulting projects related to tax planning opportunities 
  • Work with an engagement team and draw on your experience to provide tax compliance and consulting services to real estate clients  
  • Communicate with clients to gather information to complete tax returns 
  • Operate in a dynamic environment, coach interns and entry-level staff, and share your knowledge and experience with the entire team 


Skills and attributes for success: 

  • Positive attitude and willingness to be a team player 
  • Excellent time and project management skills 
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally  
  • A basic understanding of partnership allocations, partnership waterfall calculations, tax credits and incentives including 1031 exchanges, 704(b) allocations, 704 (c) allocations, and target capital account allocations  
  • Proficiency in juggling multiple priorities while working with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Willingness and ability to learn new concepts with minimal guidance 


  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • CPA or qualifications completed to pursue CPA  
  • 1+ years of progressive experience at a public accounting firm  preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills   
  • Strong external and internal communication required, due to client facing role and importance of strong partnership with internal engagement teams   
  • Understanding of Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe, etc. required  
  • Strong understanding of CCH Axcess required 
  • Initiative to learn, ask questions, operate in a fast-paced environment, challenge the status quo 
  • Develop strong relationships internally, and flexibility are required and keys to success  
  • Some experience or basic understanding of partnerships, inside and outside basis computations, section 704(c) and section 743(b) computations, and Schedule K-1 processing preferred

 Estimated Salary Range:  $60,000-85,000* 

*Salaries offered to candidates are determined based on factors such as candidate's relevant skillset, experience, licensure, and certifications, as well as job responsibilities, geography, market considerations, and organizational needs.  At Cohen & Company, we don't stop at setting ourselves apart by offering competitive base compensation.  As part of our 'great people first' foundational principle, our firm offers a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards package that allows each employee to design a package that best suits their needs and goes beyond standard options, including time off outside of your standard PTO to recharge and give back to the community, annual discretionary merit increases and bonuses, talent development resources to tap into growth opportunities, and so much more! 

About Cohen & Company 

Named one of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms by Forbes and one of the Best of the Best Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting, Cohen & Company offers assurance, tax and advisory services to clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The firm serves a broad range of clients, from privately held companies and their owners; to public and private funds, advisers and fund service providers within the investment industry; to Fortune 1000 multinational enterprises. Founded in 1977, Cohen & Company has more than 750 dedicated professionals across the U.S. and 11 offices in Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Through affiliated entities the firm also has an international presence in the Cayman Islands and Ireland. Learn more at  


  • Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, OH; Hunt Valley, MD; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Milwaukee, WI 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background to build an inclusive and energized culture and better meet the needs of our clients.