Specialty Tax Accountant

There is currently a fantastic opportunity to join the Specialty Tax Team at Mueller Prost LC as a Specialty Tax Accountant.

What You'll Do

As a Specialty Tax Accountant in our Clayton office, you’ll be:

  • Working with the tax and consulting departments to identify and capture benefits related to R&D, Cost Segregations, Hiring Incentives and more
  • Preparing R&D tax credit estimates and utilization analysis
  • Preparing R&D credit claims
  • Interviewing clients to understand the business and R&D undertaken
  • Involved in technical discussions with engineering teams to evaluate whether projects qualify for the R&D credit
  • Establishing an appropriate methodology for compiling claims based on the existing systems within the company
  • Documenting the business activities, R&D undertaken and methodologies used to compile the R&D claims
  • Part of a team developing the business and identifying new opportunities for R&D type work
  • Performing cost segregation studies
  • Assisting client in obtaining hiring incentives


  • CPA, preferred not required
  • 3-5 years of Public Accounting experience, preferably Individual and Corporate tax experience
  • A strong academic background (ideally with some relevance to science or technology)
  • A commitment to continuing to enhance technical and other knowledge and skills
  • Willingness to take on new and challenging work
  • Good written skills including the ability to interpret and document complex technical information in a manner which is understandable by a lay person
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to understand accounting systems and costing methods
  • Good communication skills including fluency in English language and the ability to effectively interview and ask the right questions
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office package with advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Ability to work overtime as required throughout the year
  • Ability to do some travel out of state and overnight for out of town engagements


Your commitment to Mueller Prost is the key to our success.  In turn, we’ll reward you with a competitive salary and bonus eligibility plus a benefits package that shows we care about you, your family, and your future.  We encourage team members to develop their distinctive talents and strengths – and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit that rewards individual achievement.

We care about our employees and we care about our neighborhoods.  Our firm is very involved in the community and we actively volunteer for various charity and civic organizations.  We even provide our employees with two days to use to volunteer at the charity of their choice.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Bonus programs for performance, for new clients and expansion of services to existing clients, and for new employee referrals
  • Fun and flexible work environment with a clear path for professional growth
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan with match
  • Attractive annual hour requirements (lower than most firms!)
  • Generous paid time off program (increased with time or promotion)
  • Two days a year of paid time off for volunteering at a charity of your choice
  • Friday's off program
  • Firm-sponsored employee events
  • Tuition reimbursement of approved courses
  • Paid continuing education courses (CPE)

About Mueller Prost

Mueller Prost has grown to become a leading CPA and business advisory firm.  Our four-office, 160+ person firm has been providing dedicated service to our clients for over 30 years. 

Mueller Prost is an equal opportunity employer and a firm believer in work-life balance. We invite you to learn more about our firm by browsing our website or CLICK HERE to watch our "Why Work at Mueller Prost" video.

  • Inc 5000 - 2017 and 2018, Inc. Magazine
  • Top 200 Forms - 2018, Inside Public Accounting
  • Best Places to Work -  2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, St. Louis Business Journal
  • Regional Leaders - Top 100 Firms:  Midwest - 2015 and 2016, Accounting Today
  • Best in Business - 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Apply Now!

To apply, submit your resume to Mueller Prost Human Resources.  We will only respond to those candidates in whom we have an interest.

Submit Online:
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By Mail:
Human Resources
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105


hr@muellerprost.com (Please send a Microsoft Word .doc or .pdf of your resume).

Mueller Prost is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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