JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title: Tax Manager Department: Accounting
FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to: Partner/Senior Manager Group
Location: Woodland Hills Last Revision Date: 10-25-2018

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Tax Managers will be responsible for reviewing advance tax returns, bookkeeping and accounting tasks.  They will fine tune firm processes and procedures, manage workflow distribution and scheduling and train, give feedback and set an example for supervisors, seniors, staff and interns.  They will participate in manager and committee meetings and head up firm initiatives to grow the firm’s people, clients and safety.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential key competency function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes 55+ hours a week during tax season.

Managers must possess Bachelor of Accountancy as well as a CPA or EA license.  This may be substituted with equivalent years of experience and continued education in some cases.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Prepare HRIS and PM timesheets.
  • Achieve monthly and annual charge hour goals as well as review and analyze staff hour reports.
  • Review of Form 1099’s, Payroll Tax Returns, Sales tax returns, Business Property Statements and Business Licenses.
  • Review of advanced C-Corporation, Partnership, S-Corporation, Personal, Non-Profit and Trust tax returns.
  • Review of Corporate and Personal tax planning.
  • Prepare Estate tax planning, specialized partnership allocations, stock sales and ownership changes.
  • Tax audit representation.
  • Ability to conduct intermediate technical research to resolve technical issues on new and existing clients.
  • Participate in manager meetings and as members of committees as assigned.
  • Lead staff meetings and evaluations, weekly scheduling management meetings and participate in mentoring program.
  • Manage supervisor, senior and staff workflow distribution and scheduling for maximum efficiency.
  • Develop firm processes and procedures and set professional conduct and leadership example to seniors and staff.
  • Facilitate in house training and meetings and provide one on one feedback to staff.
  • Plan and partake in firm recruiting events as well as participate in intern selection, training and feedback process.
  • Assist in billing process by analyzing WIP and providing invoice totals.
  • Lead client services meetings and develop new business through networking and marketing initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to understand schedules of tax forms, entity type setup, formation and dissolution, retirement plan options, foreign entity reporting, section 1031 exchanges, basic foreign/multistate returns, POL, PAC and LM2 tax returns and specialized tax credits.
  • Develop specialized knowledge in a specific industry.
  • Participate in advanced continued education as well as leadership and management training.
  • Familiar with Accounting related software, to include CFS, AME, CSA, QuickBooks, T-value, Adobe Acrobat, Prosystems Engagement, Checkpoint Tools and Lacerte.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills..