Located in Modesto, California, Atherton & Associates, LLP is a quality firm founded more than 50 years ago with a strong commitment to providing the highest possible level of service to our clients. We provide a wide variety of services for our clients that include tax planning and preparation, estate planning, accounting and auditing and general business advisory services. The many large and small family owned businesses that we serve include the agriculture, food processing, cooperative, real estate, transportation, manufacturing, warehousing and medical industries.

As one of the largest CPA & consulting firms in the San Joaquin Valley, Atherton & Associates, LLP also has the ability and resources to tackle the most complex business situations. We enhanced those abilities in 2003 by joining the RSM US Alliance, an association of top public accounting firms that gives us access to more than 7,000 accounting professionals in 70 different countries – a level of expertise once only available at select national firms. No matter what situation our clients may encounter, Atherton & Associates, LLP can provide the expert advice they may need. In addition to giving us access to a full range of national and international capabilities, our affiliation with the RSM US Alliance also assists us in providing our employees continuing professional education while assisting them with short and long term career goals.

We are actively recruiting entry level members to help us continue to grow and provide the excellent client service that we are known for. The growth of our firm has provided unlimited opportunity for advancement for our qualified personnel and the ability to offer broader services to our clients.


  • B.A./B.S. degree in accounting
  • Adequate semester units to sit for the CPA exam
  • Ability to lead, prioritize, thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Superior client service with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously (multi-task)
  • Has a strong conviction and holds to the Firm’s core values of Integrity, Commitment, Excellence, Innovation, and Teamwork

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to focus on complex tasks, understand the Firm’s comprehensive compliance process and persevere to bring work to completion for review.
  • Prepares financial statements, organizes work papers, maintains open items list and conducts self-review of work before submission to reviewer.
  • Takes responsibility for service quality, thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Develops or offers a proposed solution when communicating an issue
  • Works autonomously under the pressure of tight deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates ability to learn from mistakes and change approach/actions.
  • Seeks feedback to learn and develop in role
  • Works effectively and builds relationships with client service team
  • Proactively informs engagement team of work status and requests information from client as needed.
  • Recognizes the importance of professional growth activates of the firm and starts to develop a peer network.
  • Ability to organize facts, analyze and interpret information/research according to client circumstances
  • Identifies and develops alternatives for issues and consults with engagement team
  • Masters the Firm’s software, research technology tools and related products to accomplish work efficiently
  • Recognizes and applies the difference between financial and tax accounting
  • Understands limits of personal knowledge; asks questions and seeks assistance to clarify technical issues.


  • Competitive salary
  • Cafeteria Plan which includes 401K Plan, Health, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Medical and Daycare Reimbursement Plans
  • CPA Pass Bonus