Employment Opportunities

If you’re a recent graduate or have some experience, passionate about accounting, not interested in working in a sweatshop or the corporate environment, have a desire to focus on income taxation, and would like to work with a smaller, established CPA firm, we want to talk with you!

Coughlin, Donovan, Niehaus & Scherle (CDNS) focuses on privately owned businesses, individuals, trusts and estates, delivering personalized services to our clients.  We believe that clients deserve our accounting ability and accountability and that we give them both while realizing that we should never be so busy making a living that we forget to make a life outside the firm.

We want to grow our team with the addition of two staff accountants, one that has taxation experience and one that has interest in a staff accountant position but, lacks experience.

For the right applicants, we offer:

  • An entrepreneurial spirited, supportive work culture
  • The opportunity to stand out in a smaller firm
  • Stability
  • Training and experience with all aspects of tax relating to privately owned businesses
  • Direct client engagement
  • Broad variety of challenging work
  • Flexible work scheduling
  • Competitive compensation and company benefits
  • A stellar reputation in the industry
  • A pathway to ownership

An ideal candidate must have a sympathetic understanding of what it takes for our clients to run their businesses.  The lesser-experienced professional must be willing to learn to provide tax, payroll and general financial accounting as well as analysis, benchmarking, budgeting, cash flow planning and more.  The experienced professional should already be proficient in those skills and be ready to learn more.  There is significant client contact as you will represent our firm.  You will be working with our clients "from start to finish" and will be reporting directly to the firm’s partners.  If what we offer is what you seek, we encourage you to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Representing the firm with excellent listening, as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Coordinating, receiving and processing client information
  • Preparation of the general ledger and supporting work papers
  • Bookkeeping support
  • Financial statement preparation including disclosures
  • Income tax return preparation 

Basic qualifications for Staff Accountant include:

  • Bachelor’s degree that includes some or all of the prerequisites to sit for the CPA exam
  • Must value integrity, thoroughness, and personal ownership
  • Must be professional and cooperative with a focus on customer satisfaction and retention
  • Willingness and ability to begin building a professional career in public accounting

Additional experience that would be advantageous:

  • Work experience with a privately-held company(s) in any field
  • Volunteer or public service in an organized environment
  • Recent CPA firm experience
  • CPA license
  • Experience preparing 1120’s, 1065’s, 1040’s, and 1041’s
  • Multi-state income tax experience
  • Working knowledge of Creative Solutions and ProSystem fx software

Fax resume and references to (636) 343-4041 or email info@cdnscpa.com.


Check this page from time to time for specific employment opportunities for Certified Public Accountants, bookkeepers and administrative staff.

Please mail resume to:

Coughlin, Donovan, Niehaus & Scherle, P.C.
426 Axminister Drive
Fenton, Missouri 63026

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