Open Positions:

Staff Accountant

Job Description

Our Firm is Growing and We’re Looking for a Staff Accountant

Appletree Business Services is a steadily growing modern accounting firm for small to mid sized businesses. Our clients are landscapers, roofers, web designers, doctors - busy small business owners who we appreciate dearly. Appletree provides a monthly subscription for bookkeeping, business taxes, and personal taxes where we serve clients year round. Appletree is ranked in the top 10% of accounting firms nationwide on Clutch.

We're looking for a great Staff Accountant/Bookkeeper to join our team for 30-40 hours/week.

The Job Is Not...

  • Overtime & overworked
  • Extreme tax season crunch
  • Putting up with jerks or ungrateful clients
  • Punching the clock
  • Capped hourly pay
  • Sink or swim without training
  • Working by yourself
  • Old school practice with no systems

The Job Is...

  • Serving small business clients year round
  • Surrounded by great staff accountants and tax managers
  • Production incentives to decide how much you want to work and make
  • Work life balance
  • Career path and ability to move up into other roles
  • Proven systems and software
  • Collaborative team
  • Continuous learning and improvement
  • Building client relationships and talking to small business owners


  • Working with more senior staff, you’ll handle much of the day-to-day operations for our clients (transaction entry, invoicing, bill payments, payroll preparation, journal entries, reconciliations, etc.)
  • Your daily tasks will be cleanly organized in Canopy, our practice management system, a critical tool that will set you up for success managing work across multiple clients
  • While you won’t be responsible for managing client relationships, you’ll interact with clients from time to time, answering specific questions or politely seeking certain information
  • As you work, you’ll always stop to ask questions of your team when you aren’t exactly sure what needs to be done - whether inside a client’s books or another client system
  • Supporting year end close, entering depreciation schedules, and entering information to help prepare tax returns (you don't need to know tax or do the return)


  • +1 year experience in Quickbooks Online
  • Tech savvy - able to navigate Zoom, Slack, etc and learn new software quickly
  • Ability to manage deadlines across multiple clients with an awareness of what needs to be prioritized
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with both clients and team members across digital channels and an innate desire to build relationships
  • Humility and openness to coaching and critiques; always seeking to improve
  • Persistence and an ability to stay on track
  • Bookkeeping skills, general knowledge of payroll and accounting principles


Starting at $21 per hour during the training period, then as you ramp up you can make $25-40/hour on our production pay model. Excellent career and income opportunities exist for someone who will grow with us. You will also receive a competitive benefits package that includes simple IRA, paid holidays, and a generous flex-time policy. Interview process may include a video interview and a test. We look forward to meeting you. Thanks!

We require a 3 minute video interview submission if you're invited to the next round.

Let’s Help Eliminate Your Stress

If you choose Appletree Business Services for your bookkeeping, payroll or tax needs, you’ll find that good things begin to happen in your business. Your common financial challenges will become simple with a clear map to create your ideal situation. More than that, we’ll identify your “typical” stresses and help make them go away.