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Tax Manager

Job Details

Fully Remote

Description

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible summer hours and convenient downtown Chicago & Oak Brook locations
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development Programs
  • Fun firm sponsored social events
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • Competitive compensation package and a broad range of insurance programs
  • Hybrid work schedule

JOB SUMMARY:

The Tax Director is responsible for applying industry specific knowledge to advise clients on tax implications, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance and identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In this role, the Tax Director is charged with applying knowledge to understand potential tax issues, and recognizing, communicating potential risks and potential changes in the tax policy, and making top-level decisions regarding filing, preparation and resolution of questions from federal / state agencies. The Tax Director actively participates in the marketing, networking and business development within an area of expertise and specialization while maintaining client relationships and acting as the primary contact for complex questions.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years of experience in public accounting, demonstrating a proven progression in tax return complexity, scope and research.
  • At least 2 years experience representing clients before taxing authorities.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising and directing work of tax associates and senior associates.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required and Master’s degree in taxation required or similar advanced degree.
  • Current and valid CPA required.

SKILLS:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office in particular Excel and Word, CCH Axcess, BNA income tax planner, and online research tools.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and analyzing problems logically and comprehensively, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters in a tactful and discreet manner.
  • Ability to interface with a variety of management levels.
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills.

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