Careers

If you are looking for a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding career in public accounting, you really owe it to yourself to check out Isler Northwest.

If you are looking for a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding career in public accounting, you really owe it to yourself to check out Isler Northwest. We are continually looking for talented people to join with us in accomplishing our common goals. The door is wide open for dedicated, spirited women and men who:

  • are striving for excellence
  • value teamwork
  • are willing to listen to and learn from each other
  • want to create success for themselves, for the firm, and for our clients

Think of us as your personal career coach. You’ll find no restraints or roadblocks here. As a professional, you are empowered and encouraged to sculpt the career path that suits your unique skill set. At Isler Northwest, you’ll find just the right place for you.

We offer you national firm oriented depth, experience, and training, with the flexibility of a close-knit personal team. We want to help you develop your skills in different areas and on a variety of assignments. You learn the whole business by learning all the facets of the business. We believe this approach strengthens your overall knowledge and sharpens your vision, increasing your capacity to provide expert professional advice and guidance to those you serve.

When a large CPA firm is too large, and a small one is too small – consider Isler Northwest, the best of both worlds. We invite you to take a closer look.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plan
  • CPA Exam and Licensing Fees
  • Professional Membership Dues and Fees
  • Holiday, Vacation, and Personal Time Benefits
  • Continuing Professional Education and Training Programs
  • In-house and on-the-job Training Programs
  • Mentorship Program
  • Management and Partner Development
  • Healthy Work/Life Balance Emphasis
  • Client Service Work Assignment Diversity
  • Access to Partners

Compensation

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Annual Performance and Compensation Reviews
  • “Pay-for-Performance” Bonus Program
  • Annual Client Development Incentive Bonus

Client focus and work diversity

Isler Northwest serves a wide variety of clients in many industries, primarily in the Portland metropolitan area. You’ll work closely with a range of individual and business clients. The better you know our clients, the more effectively you’ll be able to serve them and help them succeed.

You won’t be boxed into a single tax, audit, or consulting focus. We want you to explore a variety of paths to develop your professional strengths, so you can experience all of these disciplines.

Freedom to explore is one of the many distinctive advantages Isler offers that larger national or multi-national firms simply cannot match.

Access to partners and clients

Isler Northwest has a high partner to professional staff ratio. That means you’ll work closely with our partners and learn directly from them. You’ll enjoy responsibility earlier in your career and receive solid training unparalleled in firms our size.

Our partners are enthusiastic mentors, eager to provide feedback to help our professionals develop their skills and strengthen their decision-making capabilities. With our open door policy, you’ll get to know the partners as well as your colleagues.

You’ll also work directly with clients, learning about their business and serving as an advisor to support their objectives. It’s a level of access you won’t find at the larger firms. We believe in sharing our greatest assets – our people – directly with our clients.

First-rate training

Given the constant changes in laws and regulations in this profession, you need a source of training that can keep you up-to-date. We combine extensive on-the-job, inside, and outside training designed to orient you to public accounting and help you develop a variety of skills. You’ll also receive a variety of assignments under different supervisors to maximize your on-the-job training experience.
New professionals are assigned an Isler mentor to provide them guidance during their first few months with the Firm. Each mentor helps introduce new colleagues to Firm culture and procedures.

Management opportunities

Be sure to ask how many people began as a staff accountant and then moved up into a management role. And how did they get there — through hard work, attention to details, meeting clients’ needs? Or was it through a set of connections that you may not have? If you want to participate in management, you have our encouragement every step of the way. We don’t put up roadblocks to your success. Your dedication will pay off in the form of advancement opportunities throughout your career.

Room for an outside life

We value your free time. Granted, this is not your basic 9-to-5 job. And some overtime is expected. However, if you like to hike, or golf, or see your family — you’d also like the time to do it. We think having a full life makes you a better accountant and a better person, so we keep overtime to a minimum. We encourage our professionals to develop their talents and potential while maintaining a good balance between career and family.

Personal Time

We believe in empowering our professionals. You are encouraged to understand what it takes to productively contribute to the firm’s professional and financial goals. With these goals in mind, you have the opportunity to tailor your own personal time away from the firm to suit individual needs.

We know you value your free time. We respect that, and choose to base your career advancement upon measurable criteria beyond how many nights and weekends you work. You are empowered to decide how you will use your time to appropriately balance personal needs with individual and team professional goals. This allows you to exercise personal judgement about your personal time, your personal responsibility, and your personal success.

OPEN POSITIONS

Staff Accountant


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • 401(k) profit sharing plan
  • Health insurance
  • Paid continuing education courses
  • Paid leave for CPA exam
  • Paid CPA exam application and test fees
    (up to two attempts per exam)

Intern (full or part-time)


  • Receive competitive compensation
  • Work in a beautiful setting just blocks from the PSU campus
  • Enjoy flexible schedules tailored to students
  • Expand your network via networking events and company meetings
  • Benefit from mentoring and training opportunities with seasoned professionals
  • Gain practical experience with opportunity to transition to full-time position

Open Position


Staff Accountant

Isler Northwest LLC is seeking motivated full-time employees for entry level staff accountant positions.

Isler Northwest LLC is a full-service public accounting firm located in the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Portland.  We are a high-performing, highly effective, efficient and profitable organization.  We attract exceptional people who want to be engaged in our firm, with our clients and in our community.  We strive for balance inside and outside our firm and we seek people who want to grow in their careers.

Our mission is to help others be successful, to improve the lives of our people and our clients and to make meaningful contributions to our community.  Our company core values are results, learning, trust, inclusivity and community.

Responsibilities

  • Organization and preparation of tax and financial statement workpapers
  • Input of data into ProSystemsfx tax software
  • Preparation of individual income tax returns
  • Preparation of commercial income tax returns
  • Participation in financial statement engagements (audits, reviews and compilations)
  • Basic bookkeeping and recording of adjusting journal entries

Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant is strongly preferred (or working towards certification)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize daily tasks and meet timely obligations with many clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • 401(k) profit sharing plan
  • Health insurance
  • Paid continuing education courses
  • Paid leave for CPA exam
  • Paid CPA exam application and test fees (up to two attempts per exam)

Open Position


Intern (full or part-time)

Isler Northwest LLC is hiring driven accounting interns who are seeking real world experience in a CPA firm.  The primary responsibility of the position is preparation of individual income tax returns during the 2023 tax filing season from January through April.

Isler Northwest LLC is a full-service public accounting firm located in the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Portland.  We are a high-performing, highly effective, efficient and profitable organization.  We attract exceptional people who want to be engaged in our firm, with our clients and in our community.  We strive for balance inside and outside our firm and we seek people who want to grow in their careers.

Our mission is to help others be successful, to improve the lives of our people and our clients and to make meaningful contributions to our community.  Our company core values are results, learning, trust, inclusivity and community.

Responsibilities

  • Organization and preparation of tax workpapers
  • Input of data into ProSystemsfx tax software
  • Preparation of individual income tax returns
  • For certain returns, basic bookkeeping and recording of adjusting journal entries

Requirements

  • Working towards a Business, Finance, or Accounting major
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Basic understanding of individual income tax principles
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

  • Practical experience with potential for a full-time position upon graduation
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with seasoned professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
  • Flexible schedule for students
  • Competitive compensation
  • Office located within walking distance of PSU campus

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