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Tax Director

Job Details

ORBA - Chicago, IL
Fully Remote


Position Summary:

The Tax Director is responsible for applying industry specific knowledge to advise clients on the tax implications evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, 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



  • 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


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensures both that clients comply with all federal state and local tax authorities, while at the same time minimizing their tax and reporting burdens
  • Practices hands-on client service delivery
  • Identifies complex issues to be researched by engagement team and provides research methodology for efficient research process
  • Assists with developing, recommending, and implementing efficient and effective methods to maximize client benefits, especially by decreasing clients’ current and future taxes.
  • Applies expert knowledge of the process of combining tax knowledge and knowledge of business/industry to recommend solutions and maximize results
  • Applies general knowledge of multiple tax specialties (i.e. International, PTET, SALT, Estate Planning) for issue identification and resolution
  • Recognized as industry expert in specialized field of taxation
  • Use expertise to advise clients on tax implications and recommend alternative courses of action and identify different methods of compliance
  • Ability to supervise a team
  • Reviews work prepared by the team and provide review comments
  • Acts as a Mentor to associates, senior associates and managers
  • Provides verbal and written performance feedback to associates, senior associates and managers


Experience and Skills:

  • Four-year degree in Accounting
  • CPA or JD required
  • Masters in Taxation is a plus
  • LLM in Taxation is a plus
  • Ten (10) or more years of prior public accounting experience
  • Expertise in pass through entities (LLC’s, LLP’s, S Corporations) is required
  • Possession of other professional degrees or certifications applicable to role beneficial
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with tax research and planning software
  • Capable of effectively developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Possess people development and delegation skills, including training/instruction, with a positive attitude