OUM & Co. LLP Published: April 18, 2019
Carlsbad, CA
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About OUM & Co. LLP

OUM is one of the leading CPA firms in California, with offices in San Francisco and the San Diego area. We have over 80 professionals specializing in Tax, Audit and Assurance, and several other offerings across a large variety of industries. We provide knowledgeable business solutions to highly respected and well-known companies within the region.

Since 2000, the San Francisco Business Times has included OUM in their annual ranking of the "Top 25 Largest Bay Area Accounting Firms." We have also been included in Inside Public Accounting's annual list of the "Top 200 Accounting Firms” in the Nation and in 2018, we were listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s “Best of the Best” Accounting firms! We also value our women leaders and develop our women accounting professionals through OUM’s Women’s Initiative Network.  Since 2016, the MOVE Project has listed us as one of the “Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership”.

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Type of work you will do

OUM provides distinguished service to companies and as a first year Tax Associate; you will prepare a variety of tax returns for entities and individuals such as S-Corps, C-Corps, partnerships, LLCs, and high net worth individuals.  You will conduct research; apply critical thinking and work collaboratively to resolve client tax issues.

It is never a dull moment in the Tax Practice!  You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of client engagements that span various industries. Generally, you will be in the office communicating with your teammates and working collaboratively. Your managers will provide guidance to help you strengthen your tax technical skills and become a trusted business advisor. When it makes sense for your professional development and for the job, your managers will find just the right way to challenge you!

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Professional Growth

As your develop your career path, you will work alongside talented team members, be involved in meaningful work, and your coach will help you shape an individualized career path to support your continued professional development.  Our learning programs are designed to grow key skills – technical, engagement management, leadership/people development, and client relations. You will develop experience by having direct client interaction and working in a supportive team environment to foster your emerging technical skills and capabilities.

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Role Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic qualifications (Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher). Masters in Accounting or Taxation highly desirable.
  • CPA exam eligibility before beginning full time employment
  • Technology savvy, able to work efficiently with business software tools such as CCH Axcess and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Capability to apply critical thinking, be proactive, and diligently follow through to completion on all projects.
  • Well organized, ability to work on multiple assignments, prioritizes tasks, and capable of managing assignments in a team environment
  • Responsive and polished communication skills (verbal and written).


OUM offers a robust benefits package including recognition for additional work efforts, fully subsidized medical plan for OUM employees,  401K Profit Sharing, annual performance bonus, talent referral rewards, spot awards, non-accrued PTO, continuing education for employees pursuing a Masters of Taxation or Masters in Accounting at an approved institution in which we will reimburse pre-approved tuition costs. Additionally, OUM will reimburse the pre-approved cost of the CPA exam prep materials.

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OUM’s Culture

Our welcoming and supportive culture creates an enjoyable work environment. Our professionals are passionate about the work they do for our clients and give back our local community through OUM sponsored community outreach events. We encourage professionals to bring their authentic self to work and to use their strengths each day, contributing to our culture where professionals grow personally and professionally.

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