Tax Associate Trainee

Date: Jan 28, 2024

Location: Claverack (Hudson), NY, US, 12534 Presque Isle, ME, US, 04769 Bridgeton, NJ, US, 08302 Potsdam, NY, US, 13676 Enfield, CT, US, 06082 Cooperstown, NY, US, 13326

Company: Farm Credit East

Position 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 (FCE) is the leading provider of loans and farm advisory services to farm, forest product, fishing, and other agricultural business owners across the northeast. We are One Team Working Together with a focus on our five pillars: Outstanding Customer and Employee Experience, Quality Growth, Operational Excellence, Commitment to our Communities, and Protecting Customer Information.


The Farm Credit cooperative has been around for over 100 years. Our 500+ team members are based in 25 offices across 8 states (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT). FCE serves over 15,000 customers with nearly $11 billion in loan volume and over $20 million in financial services revenue generated annually.


This is a full-time opportunity intended for graduating college students. As a Tax Associate Trainee, you learn the skills to become a Tax Associate. This path provides you with foundational tax and accounting skills that set you up for career growth within the organization.


We offer generous benefits including: a 6% 401K match plus an additional defined contribution retirement plan, medical, dental, HSA, paid annual holiday and sick leave, FSA, life insurance, and a bonus incentive program. Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. 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.  We use state of the art technology for customer relations (Salesforce), internal communication (Microsoft TEAMS) and delivery of services.


Come join a collaborative, customer-focused team at Farm Credit East!


Duties and Responsibilities:

This role works as part of a team dedicated to improving our customers’ financial reporting, providing them with the information they need to make tax, accounting and business decisions and ensuring their compliance with Federal and State tax laws. Key duties include:

  • Actively manages the following services per FCE and regulatory standards: preparation and management of customer accounting records, financial analysis in support of our business consulting and tax programs, setup and maintenance of depreciation schedules, 1099 preparation, quarterly payroll reports, income tax preparation, and generation of management and compliance reports, among others
  • Delivers accurate, high quality, high impact tax and accounting services to customers in a manner that motivates and enables them to better accomplish their objectives
  • Contributes to the success of customer businesses and FCE through the timely and accurate delivery of financial services to customers for a profitable fee
  • Actively cross-sells all FCE services and adequately documents in our CRM
  • Maintains accounting standards knowledge, as well as federal and state tax knowledge and develops a thorough understanding of all tax and records software programs 
  • Follows up on customer communication within 24 hours
  • Actively manages data and CRM dashboards to ensure data integrity
  • Adheres to Farm Credit time and billing practices and procedures ensuring timely and transparent customer billing


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Agriculture, Agricultural Business, Business, Economics, or a related field
  • Salary: $53,000


Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East, please call 1-800-562-2235 or e-mail

Nearest Major Market: Poughkeepsie