Career Opportunities

At Desmond & Ahern, we understand a successful partnership is based on trust and confidence.  Work is satisfying when you're part of a community of committed, talented colleagues who care about quality, about doing what’s right, and about one another.
As we look to expand our client base, we also look to expand our organization with individuals who broaden our scope and create new ideas to serve our clients better.  We seek experienced individuals capable of delivering a wide range of value-added services to our clients in and around the Chicagoland area, while helping them to confront today's critical issues head on.  If you are an experienced professional that is looking for a firm that rewards results and fosters an innovative work environment you have come to the right place.

Desmond & Ahern, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.  We offer a competitive and comprehensive compensation package that includes base salary and bonus incentive.  Please e-mail your resume to


Senior In-Charge Auditor
CPA with a minimum of 2 - 3 years public accounting experience and ability to manage audit projects.  Concentration in audits of non-profits with an in-depth knowledge of A-133 audits and trade associations preferred.  Computer literacy a must including audit, trial balance and financial statements with spreadsheet and database knowledge a plus.

Job responsibilities include assisting and closely working with clients and audit staff from the planning stage to completion of compilation, review and audit engagements.  Individual should be self-motivated and able to work effectively as a member of a team as well as independently; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interact with partners, senior-level executives and upper-level management; outstanding organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments; ability to take initiative, results-oriented.

Staff Accountant/Auditor
Full and part-time positions available.  Job responsibilities include working closely with clients and staff from the planning stage to completion of engagements, providing quality service to clients who represent a variety of small – medium sized business operations, including non-profits, trade associations and credit unions.

Must have a degree in accounting with 0 - 2 years experience in audits.  Many assignments will be completed independently, while others will involve working with other staff auditors.  Individual should be self-motivated and able to work effectively as a member of a team as well as independently.  Excellent organization and communications skills essential.

Part-Time Accountant/Bookkeeper
Looking for a detail-oriented individual to handle growing number of both on/off-site client accounts.  Accounting experience required including bank reconciliations, general ledger, payroll, and financial statements.

Part-Time Tax Professional
Searching for accounting professional with good analytical skills.  Responsible for preparing a wide variety of returns and performing other related duties including reconciliations and adjustments, depreciation calculations, trial balances, tax projections and estimates.  Experience with ProSystem fx Tax a plus.