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 a bookkeeping paraprofessional to help us continue to grow and provide the excellent client service that we are known for. The position will provide ample opportunity to work on a variety of client projects in industries served by Atherton & Associates, listed above.


  • Minimum three years of experience in heavy bookkeeping environment (understand debits and credits, bank reconciliations, etc.).
  • Ability to work proficiently in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online
    • QuickBooks Pro-Advisor is a plus.
    • QBO Time and QBO Payroll knowledge is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Ten Key.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lead, prioritize, thrive, and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial records closing as of month-end/quarter-end/year-end.
  • Post and reconcile banking and credit card(s) activity in financial records.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Working knowledge of fixed asset capitalization rules.
  • Support form 1099s preparation accounting process, have working knowledge on 1099 requirements.
  • Enter invoices/sales receipts and initiate accounts payable payments (bill payment)
  • Sales tax requirements working knowledge
  • Understand basis accounting concepts and be able to implement with help of accountants.


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