Tax Accountant - Manager

Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 2/24/2018
Job ID: 02573887
Job Description
Seeking a solid Tax Accountant wishing to advance their career with a growing firm.  This position can lead to partnership status.  The firm is a mid sized firm with multiple offices.  The specialty area is small to mid sized business and individuals.  

The position will:
  • Manage other team members on assurance and tax engagements - multiple projects 
  • Directly interact with client personnel, ensuring timely and accurate service, with a goal of becoming a primary contact for the client
  • Become aware of and involved in discussions about clients’ industries and business strategies
  • Maintain expertise in a particular area, e.g. tax, audit, business accounting services, and/or an industry focus; maintain technical mastery via professional reading and CPE
  • Personally handle more complex clients, or manage other staff to deliver ongoing accounting services for multiple business clients, with frequent client/owner interaction and coaching on accounting matters
  • Review tax returns and participate in tax planning with clients
  • Facilitate planning for assurance engagements; focus on and address client risk and internal control issues
  • Take responsibility for engagement efficiency and client relationships, as well as billing
  • Critically evaluate existing processes and suggest opportunities for improvement
  • Actively contribute to and seek opportunities for a lead role in firm projects and initiatives
  • Become a point person or “champion” for a firm initiative function
  • Represent self and firm appropriately in community, professional and social activities; be a positive advocate for the firm at all times
  • Provide volunteer leadership on a board of directors or other organizations that are personally relevant
  • Monitor and engage in professional issues within professional organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; MBA or Master’s degree in Accounting 
  • Must have an active CPA license
  • Must have 5+ years in Tax Accounting 
  • Must have experience working with mid size businesses