Career Opportunities

Director of Operations

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, a national CPA firm dedicated exclusively to serving nonprofit organizations and their affiliates, is seeking a highly motivated and high-capacity professional to serve as our Director of Operations.

The Director of Operations will be a key member of the senior management team, and will direct, manage, and facilitate our organization’s ongoing operations.  We are seeking an individual with excellent people skills, strong business acumen, and an exemplary work ethic.  The role of Director of Operations is a multi-faceted role that includes elements of leadership and management as well as hands-on work to get things done.  It will involve engagement in most areas of the firm’s operations.  In other words, in addition to leading and managing members of our team in certain roles, the Director of Operations will also be performing certain hands-on operational functions directly.

A successful Director of Operations will be eligible for promotion to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Under the direction and supervision of the Managing Partner, the Director of Operations will:

  • Understand and strongly embrace the firm’s service model for providing the highest caliber of service available in the United States to the excellent nonprofit organizations that we have the privilege of serving
  • Strongly participate in our firm’s commitment to serve our fellow team members with the same commitment to excellence with which we serve our clients
  • Serve as the operational “right arm” of the managing partner in the leadership, management, and operations of the firm
  • Provide leadership and management for certain practice leaders as directed by the managing partner
  • Oversee and engage in financial operations, technical/logistical operations, IT, employee benefits, insurance, firm licensing, risk management, registrations for authority to operate in multiple states, facilities, and other operational areas as requested
  • Proactively seek and evaluate new and better ways to conduct operations, including software apps and outsourcing
  • Participate as a team member in any projects, events, or operations where needed
  • Otherwise contribute enthusiastically to the firm’s successful operations

 

The successful candidate for Director of Operations will have significant knowledge and experience in successfully addressing a variety of business and operational matters.  Requirements include:

  • Proven relevant experience
  • High capacity and motivation
  • Must be a positive person with a positive outlook
  • Pleasant personality – must be a person with whom other positive people enjoy working
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operational metrics
  • Working knowledge of IT, insurance coverage, employee benefits, and general business operations
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

 

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to us at the following e-mail address: [email protected].


Staff Accountant – Audit Team

BMWL seeks an Audit Team Member to join its growing team of professionals. Our website thoroughly describes our services and our service model.  We offer a very positive and challenging work environment, awesome clients, excellent compensation, extraordinary benefits, and a significant opportunity for the right person.

The ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude demonstrated by one to three years of excellent work experience or recent accounting education with very strong GPA. CPA certification or eligibility a strong plus.  Candidate should demonstrate excellent communications skills and must work well in a team environment.

The candidate must have a positive outlook on life, and must find it rewarding to serve nonprofit organizations that make a difference in the lives of people.

Interested candidates should review our website to learn about our firm.  If you wish to apply, please submit a cover letter describing why our firm and the position appeal to you and why you would be an excellent fit for the role.  Please also provide a current résumé (including information about your cumulative GPA for college studies), and send both to the following email address: [email protected]


Part-Time Senior Accountant – Tax Team

BMWL seeks a Tax Team Member to join its growing team of professionals.  The Tax Team member would serve together with our other Tax Team members in exclusively addressing the tax compliance, research, planning, and strategy needs of the religious, charitable, educational, and associational nonprofit organizations we serve.

We are seeking a candidate with at least two to three years of public accounting experience in the tax arena specifically serving nonprofit organizations, with excellent skills in the following areas: tax research, return preparation, return review, critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, communications (written and oral), interpersonal relations, client service, and the use of technology.

The candidate must have a positive outlook on life and must find it rewarding to serve nonprofit organizations that make a difference in the lives of people.

Approximately 12-20 hours per week, during office hours, with some flexibility possible.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to us at the following e-mail address: [email protected].


Accounting Team

We are always interested in meeting exceptional and experienced accounting professionals who believe that our firm and its unique work may be a good fit for them. If that describes you, let’s talk.

Our primary approach to building the team is through seeking out excellent graduating accounting students who are inspired by our mission and who want to make a positive difference in a highly professional environment. Recent graduates who join our team begin in the position of Staff Accountant.

If you join our accounting team, during your initial term of employment (generally years one and two), you will provide assistance in conducting audit field work at client offices, and you will be exposed to basic nonprofit tax compliance matters, including preparation of nonprofit information returns. During this stage of your professional career, you will be learning the “building blocks” of public accounting, such as:

  • How to successfully audit components of an organization’s financial statements
  • Financial accounting and reporting standards and related research
  • The basics of tax compliance for churches, ministries, charities, private schools, associations, and foundations
  • How to properly prepare federal information returns for such organizations
  • Developing sound written and oral communication skills

We understand the importance of ensuring that each of our team members is adequately trained and is developing both professionally and personally. The quality of our training is of paramount importance to us. In order to ensure proper quality, our firm is certified by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a nationally recognized provider of continuing professional education for CPAs. Our training program includes a comprehensive orientation session at the inception of employment during which key nonprofit accounting and tax issues are discussed. Our firm also conducts regular training sessions in the areas of nonprofit accounting, auditing and tax matters.

We require every accounting team member at our firm to stay current on appropriate professional topics by reading industry-specific publications. In addition to these specific activities, our firm understands that the vast majority of professional development occurs “on the job” – so we are careful to ensure a high level of partner involvement on engagements. This practice results in real-time discussions and learning opportunities regarding technical topics. We also maintain a regular dialogue between team members and partners regarding career performance and happiness. If you have not already done so prior to beginning work with our firm, we encourage you to sit for the CPA exam as soon as possible after college. We have found that this is often the most successful path to passing the exam.

You will work closely with the partners of our firm, providing you with excellent learning opportunities. As you progress “up the ranks,” you can expect promotions, increased compensation, a greater level of responsibility on client engagements and experience in supervising and training new members of our team.

To contact us about career opportunities, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to us at the following e-mail address: [email protected].


Accounting Team – Internship

BMWL is seeking highly motivated accounting majors for internship opportunities on our accounting team.

During your internship, you will be given the opportunity to provide assistance in conducting audit field work at client offices, and you will be exposed to basic nonprofit tax compliance matters, including preparation of nonprofit information returns. Under the direction of BMWL’s partners, you will be learning the “building blocks” of public accounting, such as:

  • How to successfully audit components of an organization’s financial statements
  • Financial accounting and reporting standards and related research
  • The basics of tax compliance for churches, ministries, charities, private schools, associations, and foundations
  • How to properly prepare federal information returns for such organizations
  • Developing sound written and oral communication skills

For more information about internship opportunities, please email a cover letter and résumé to Monica Brescia at [email protected].

 


Compensation and Benefits


As a member of our team, our firm is committed to providing you with the tools you need to be successful. We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits package, which currently include the following (subject to change):

  • Health insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Three weeks annual paid-time-off
  • Office closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Parking paid by firm
  • AAA membership paid by firm (for accountants who travel)
  • Continuing education paid by firm (subject to approval)
  • Professional dues and license fees paid by firm (for accountants)
  • Occasional “surprise” benefits