The MFA Companies - TAX SENIOR

The MFA Companies® (MFA) is a national business consulting and financial advisory firm serving high-growth, entrepreneurial organizations and individuals. We offer distinct and impactful solutions that separate conventionally-run businesses from forward-looking strategic enterprises. For more than 35 years, MFA has provided its customers with deep expertise and insights to engineer growth and drive transformation in their business and personal lives.

MFA is headquartered in Tewksbury, MA and employs more than 180 seasoned business and finance professionals.

Those interested should contact Katie Rucinski at

Position Summary

MFA is currently seeking to add a Tax Senior to its growing Tax Practice. For additional information on this and other positions, please see and .


Customer Service

  • Responsible for direct customer nurturing activities as assigned

  • Provide timely, high quality customer service that meets or exceeds expectations

  • Maintain the confidence of MFA’s customers and promote a consistent, positive image of the Firm

  • Prepare complex returns

  • Prepare tax provisions to be used in audited financial statements

  • Prepare and review tax plans for corporations and high net worth individuals

  • Ensure proper documentation and preparation of tax return workpapers

  • Respond to tax notices and assist with tax audits

  • Monitor and maintain customer list and in-house due date system to include individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and non-profits

  • Assist with the implementation of new tax initiatives

  • Stay current on new tax legislation


  • Provide appropriate and timely performance feedback

  • Exhibit a willingness to work with partners and managers on consulting needs of customers

  • Supervise staff in preparing simple and complex tax returns and reviewing these returns upon completion

  • Assist in the development and training of staff to include preparing and conducting in-house trainings

  • Take an active role in mentoring staff

  • Make efficient use of firm resources

  • Recognize opportunities to share knowledge with staff; be a good role model – lead by example

  • 40 Continuing Education Hours annually as laid out in your customized learning path

  • Participate in a minimum of two (2) recruiting or networking events annually

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Three (3) to four (4) years of prior experience in public accounting focusing on federal and state tax compliance and consulting

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • CPA candidate

  • Experience with corporate, S-corp, partnership, individual and family tax returns

  • Experience with financial statement analysis and general accounting

  • An aptitude for or experience with mentoring, coaching and development of staff

  • Strong customer service and communication skills with ability to develop and maintain customer relationships

  • An aptitude for or experience with managing multiple engagements and priorities in a fast-paced and growing environment

  • Knowledge of tax software and technology and tax research tools

  • Strong organization, coordination and follow-up skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills, an attention to quality, thoroughness and accuracy

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

  • An ability to work independently

MFA Success Criteria

In addition to the above qualifications, in order to be successful at MFA, you must demonstrate that you:

  • Are malcontent, resilient and resourceful

  • Crave freedom, responsibility and opportunities to lead

  • Are a strategic thinker

  • Enjoy solving hard problems – and asking big questions to lead you there

  • Thrive on the unknown, the unfamiliar, and the unexpected

  • Are uniquely curious in the face of ambiguity or change

  • Are a lifetime learner and strive to be at the top of your game

  • Are motivated by having a measurable impact on individuals, the Firm, our customers and our community

If these qualities resonate with you and your future goals, we look forward to hearing from you!


  • Tewksbury: We are only accepting applications from prospective candidates for our Tewksbury, Massachusetts location.

  • Hours: We are currently accepting applications from prospective candidates for this position in a full-time or part-time capacity. For additional detail regarding hours, please inquire within.

Those interested should contact Katie Rucinski at

Jr. Project Specialist (Offers $45-55k)

Project Specialist

Boston, MA

Job Summary

This position is responsible for configuration and deployment of DrugDev Spark technology solutions in accordance with the company’s/client’s strategic project plan. This individual will work collaboratively with their project team to ensure DrugDev Spark technology deployments are aligned with user requirements. This individual will oftentimes act as an extension of our client’s clinical trial operations groups. Typical duties include implementing programs for use of DrugDev Spark solutions, coordinating project activities, collaborating with project team members, and monitoring progress toward project achievement.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare agendas for meetings, document key decisions and collaborate with team members

  • Be an evangelist and educator for our technology with sponsors, CROs, and sites

  • Assist or lead in managing each trial’s directory of sites and members, including configuration of user permissions in accordance with customer requirements.

  • Setup and configure various aspects of the platform in accordance with customer requirements, including workflows, checklists, document library folder structure, reports, etc.

  • Develop online training materials, quizzes, leaderboards, and other content and tools that facilitate trials. Understand protocols and develop site-friendly visit guides. Collect and analyze metrics around email activity, user feedback, cycle times, user login and website page views. Write and edit short news posts describing trial activities

  • Provide ongoing professional services support to clients as directed by project team

  • Develop training materials, user guides, and other documentation for various user groups of DrugDev Spark platform

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Must have BA/BS degree, preferably in a business, science/health care field, information systems, technology or equivalent degree and/or related experience.

  • Prior experience at a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, CRO, clinical research, or healthcare technology company preferred.

  • Experience working with and implementing technology solutions a plus.

Skill Requirements

  • Strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Mac OS, HTML, etc.)

  • Knowledge of clinical trial process (preferred)

  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Superior interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and self-motivate when required to meet deadlines.

  • Comfortable working in a global company with a team-oriented environment

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Project Manager

Project Manager

Boston, MA

We’re looking for an energetic, outgoing and detail oriented Project Manager with a passion for improving how information is communicated in clinical trials. Acting as an extension of our client’s clinical trial operations group, you will use our platform to create and manage communication to clinical trial sites, motivating study team members to recruit and retain trial participants as well as:

  • Collaborate with clients and use our technology to develop online training materials, quizzes, leaderboards, checklists and other content and tools that facilitate expedient trials

  • Lead a small project team with a large volume of work and know how to properly delegate and prioritize

  • Work with our software development team to create custom solutions

  • Manage each trial’s directory of sites and members

  • Coordinate and manage online meetings and discussions

  • Collect and analyze metrics around email activity and website page views

  • Be an evangelist and educator for our technology with sponsors, CROs and sites


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in clinical trials as a Project Manager, Research Coordinator or CRA

  • Excellent project management and skills and is persistent in following up with people to keep projects on schedule

  • Enjoys engaging with people and not shy about picking up the phone to talk to clients

  • Excited about inventing and trying new approaches to solving problems

  • Understands medical terminology, specifically in the clinical trials space, and is adept at reading a protocol

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Database Administrator

Database Administrator: salary between $140k-150k


Seeking an accomplished MySQL DBA to help us understand some of the do's and dont's as our system grows.

-Recent MySQL DBA experience
-5+ years experience
-Expertise in database design
-Expertise in capacity planning
-Expertise in data migration
-Ability to communicate with different departments (DEV, QA, DevOps) and be the go-to person for database design/planning with the Director of Engineering

-Past experience in being part of a company that is increasing capacity quickly (our client size and employee size is growing)
-Experience in object-oriented programming
-Experience in Ruby on Rails
-Experience in Selenium

Inquiries may be sent to Bobby Guliani

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