Job Description

Tax Associate

Requisition Number: FAS - TAX1/6323/04/2020/1
City: Geneva
State: NY
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Description/Job Summary

Join a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East is the leading provider of loans and financial accounting services to farmers, foresters, fishermen, and agricultural business owners across the northeast with over $7 billion in loan volume and over $25 million in financial accounting service revenue generated annually. When you pursue a career with Farm Credit East, you have the opportunity to positively impact the families and businesses that drive the Northeast economy.

As a Tax Associate, you exhibit both strong customer relationship and technical skills in the areas of business accounting and taxation. This includes consultative tax planning with customers, the preparation of income tax returns, and working with the branch team on the more complex tax and consulting related projects. Exceeding branch revenue goals and generating new business are keys for the position's success. The Tax Associate is dedicated to finding creative solutions to meet customer needs and consistently generates superior results in terms of both quantity and quality of services provided to customers. Developing a thorough understanding of Farm Credit East's products and services is required in order to provide the best solution to each customer's unique needs. 

Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. All new employees receive one-on-one coaching to help them understand their roles. Additional technical training, soft skill training, and ongoing professional development provided by Farm Credit East will help you be poised for continued career growth within our organization.

Counties Served: Cayuga, Monroe (eastern), Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates

Area: The branch is located in a suburban area, with rural communities and urban amenities conveniently located nearby. 

Type of Agriculture: The branch's agriculture is diverse, including dairy, fruit, winery/vineyard, and cash crops. Farm related businesses are also within Geneva's target market.


The employee is accountable for the following:
  • Tax and Financial Services: Provide high value financial services to customers for a profitable fee. Accurately prepare tax returns, state and federal payroll filings, and other returns. Maintain current federal and state tax knowledge and have a thorough understanding of all tax and records software programs. Maintain proper documentation and communication with members and staff in order to respond to internal and external customer needs.
  • Marketing: Increase business by means of promotional activities and superior customer service. Provide value to customers with appropriate and timely products and services.
  • Member Relations/Teamwork: Provide outstanding customer service (both internal and external) and deliver exceptional customer experience and value by setting, communicating and meeting customer expectations. Demonstrate a strong community commitment and professional presence that contributes to the overall positive image of Farm Credit East. Act in a forthright and ethical manner, display a positive attitude and contribute positively to the overall morale of the team and association. Assist other team members and contribute to training.

Required Education

Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or a related field with solid accounting credits. CPA license preferred but not required. A general knowledge of agriculture is desirable. The successful candidate must take and pass Farm Credit East's Tax Accreditation program within 1 year of hire.