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Careers with Cover & Rossiter

Cover & Rossiter is a full-service, local firm providing individuals and businesses with trust tax services, personal financial planning, accounting and advisory services, client transaction services, captive insurance audits, estate administration, audits, corporate tax services and litigation support

Committed to Work-Life Balance

In an industry that is notorious for long hours and burnout, and where employee turnover of 20-30 percent is the norm, Cover & Rossiter’s long-term average turnover rate is less than 10 percent. Our focus on work-life balance allows us to recruit and retain quality individuals, which in turn promotes maximum client satisfaction and retention.

Cover & Rossiter places a heavy emphasis on the use of technology. The technology focus at our firm provides our staff with a tremendous amount of flexibility to work remotely. We utilize:

Laptops
Telephone software that allows desk calls to be transferred directly to a home or cell phone
Secure, remote login access to the Cover & Rossiter server and files
Electronic file storage

Our policies are designed to allow for significant flexibility and balance between work and personal life demands. Cover & Rossiter offers adjustable work schedules where employees can come in earlier or later and similarly leave earlier or later.

Many Cover & Rossiter employees work 60-95 percent of a typical work week in which they have set their own schedule to conform to the needs of their personal life.

Cover & Rossiter enforces a maximum of 55 hours per week during tax season, whereas most other accounting companies enforce a minimum. We believe that employees who are well rested and not overworked produce more accurate, efficient products and services for our clients.

As an added bonus, fresh fruit and vegetables with various healthy lunch options are provided daily during tax season.

Cover & Rossiter’s hiring philosophy is to be constantly looking for strong, top quality candidates at all experience levels to fill public accounting, auditing, business accounting, and support positions. We are looking for energetic, self motivated, and achievement oriented people to join our team.

Our Offices are located in Little Falls Centre One, just west of Wilmington, Delaware near the intersection of Lancaster pike and Centerville Road.  Look for us just past the new CSC Headquarters across the street from Capers and Lemons.

We are looking for people with a demonstrated commitment to their career.

For people currently in the work force, we will be looking for the following:
  • Success during your career.
  • Job stability (those with more than two job changes in the past five years need not apply).
  • Technology savvy.
  • Willingness to learn and accept challenges.
  • Be self-motivated, pro-active, results/goal oriented, and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Ability to make decisions.
  • Excellent organization skills and work ethics.
  • Exhibit high levels of social and professional ethics.
  • Exhibit clarity, accuracy, and neatness of work.
  • Have good follow-up skills.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor, appearance, and attitude.
  • Should strive to attain higher levels within the organization.

Current Openings

Work at an established firm with a dynamic group of people

Senior Audit Accountant

Cover & Rossiter, a Certified Public Accounting and Advisory firm, is looking for strong Audit Senior Accountant with three to five years of audit experience who values his or her work-life balance.

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Accountant

Successful team members are self-starters, who manage their own schedule and work load by completing all work on a timely basis and meeting assigned deadlines.

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Administrative Assistant

Cover & Rossiter is looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant with an Associates degree or five to eight years of relevant experience who values his or her work-life balance. 

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Paid Internships

College Sophomore and Junior-Accounting major

Each year we look for college sophomores and juniors who are looking to start their career in a public accounting firm. We offer you the chance to kick-start your career by working 10-15 hours per week during tax season. Since school is your priority you can schedule your work hours around your class schedule. As summer projects become available, we offer those hours to the interns most interested and devoted to their future at our firm.

The interns showing the most promise and drive will be offered full-time positions upon graduation. With the experience of one or two tax seasons as an intern, the transition into your full-time career will be much smoother and faster.The interns gradually learn the business from several departments and are ready to “hit the ground running” upon graduation.

To qualify, you must be a sophomore or junior Accounting Major and maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

A Summary of our Compensation and Benefits

We offer one of the most flexible work schedules in our industry!
Compensation and Work Schedules
  • Competitive salary.
  • Bonus program.
  • Discretionary profit sharing contribution.
  • The company matches 40% of the employee’s before tax 401k contributions up to 8%.
  • Bonus for passing the CPA exam.
  • Professional dues paid.
  • 37.5 hour work week, 1,950 base hours per year.
  • Reduced work schedules available. A minimum of a base 1,170 hours (a 60% work schedule) is needed to be eligible for benefits.
  • Flexible scheduling even for full-time employees working a 100% schedule.
Benefits
  • We offer one of the most flexible scheduling options in the industry.
  • Employees working at least a 60% work schedule (minimum of 1,170 regular hours/year) are eligible for benefits.
  • Benefits are adjusted to the % of time worked.
  • Medical coverage offered.
  • Cafeteria plan offered includes medical reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement up to $5,000 each.
  • Company provided Long-term disability.
  • Group Term Life insurance at 3 times salary up to $300,000 is company paid.
  • 401k Plan including optional Roth IRA.
  • One year loan for computer purchase up to $750. Discounts on equipment available from company vendors.
Vacation (Paid Time Off)
  • 3 weeks of vacation, 4 weeks after 5 years and for all supervisory/managerial positions.
  • 9 paid holidays.
  • Paid time off while taking the CPA exam.
  • Employees eligible for overtime have the option to add up to one week (37.5 hours) of overtime to vacation in lieu of payment.
Technology
  • Experienced in-house technical staff.
  • Remote access to all software any time of the day.
  • Most professionals are provided with laptops.
  • Multiple monitors.
  • Windows environment continually kept current.
  • All tax, audit, accounting and research software current.
Professional Development
  • 40 hours of CPE training provided. 20 hours of similar training for non-accounting or para-professional staff.
  • 6 month loan for CPA review course.
  • Paid time off for taking CPA exam.
  • On-going in-house training sessions and seminars provided.
  • Opportunity to work in many areas of the business:
    • Corporate and Individual Taxes
    • Audit
    • Financial Planning
    • Estate Planning
    • Estate Administration
    • Business Accounting Services
    • Holding Companies group
    • Internal Accounting staff
    • Support Staff
    • IT Staff
  • Annual performance objectives and career advancement objectives provided.
  • Annual performance review.
  • Employees are encouraged to be involved in marketing and recruiting processes.