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Tax Manager (Public Accounting)


Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), an accounting and business advisory firm that serves clients throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore, and the Mid-Atlantic region, is currently seeking a dedicated senior tax professional with at least six years of public accounting and tax experience to work primarily on compilation/review and tax engagements for our clients.

Remote work / flexible schedule is available.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity, and imagination
  • Manage tax related processes, procedures, and team
  • Prepare personal, corporate, estate, and trust tax returns, including more complex cases
  • Review and approve all returns, with the exception of those dealing with specialized issues requiring the expertise of another manager or director
  • Review tax accruals and associated working papers
  • Assume responsibility for the smooth flow of tax returns
  • Act as director-in-charge for a variety of clients, and act as key client for a variety of engagements
  • Bill and discuss fees with clients
  • Complete complex tax planning, including preparation of BNA projections
  • Analyze IRS notices and draft responses
  • Review IRS notice responses prepared by other tax personnel
  • Represent clients before the IRS
  • Communicate tax developments to the firm
  • Perform more complex tax research and review the research projects of others
  • Assist accounting and auditing staff members in client meetings
  • Delegate work to and supervise/manage work of tax staff, senior tax accountants, and tax supervisors
  • Participate in tax department administrative projects
  • Work with directors to establish standards for the tax staff and evaluate and counsel tax staff members
  • Act as a resource for tax staff, senior tax accountants, tax supervisors, and tax managers
  • Contribute to the client service team by producing quality work with quick turnaround and attentive service
  • Develop a general understanding of the firm’s philosophy and tax opinions
  • Establish good working relationships with all directors and staff members

Other Functions

  • Possess time management and organization skills
  • Demonstrate industry expertise
  • Assist with recruitment and training of other tax department personnel
  • Develop an entrepreneurial approach to client service and develop good working relationships with client personnel
  • Maintain contacts with peers, develop a network of business contacts, meet with prospective clients, and cultivate referrals
  • Write articles and make presentations
  • Develop a broad general knowledge of economic, political, and business conditions
  • Accept volunteer positions in community organizations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or another related program
  • Advanced degree (generally a law degree or a master’s in taxation) is strongly desired
  • CPA certification
  • At least six years of recent relevant public accounting, tax, and review experience (experience with trusts is a plus)
  • At least two years of management experience and the ability to lead and develop professional staff
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and tax software programs (Document, Practice Management, Engagement, ProSystem fx Tax, QuickBooks, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple client engagements and prioritize work

About CBM

At CBM, it is our goal to hire talented, energetic people who are enthusiastic about what they do. We offer a mentorship program to encourage individuals to grow professionally and develop in their careers. CBM offers today’s accounting professionals opportunities for advancement in a fast-paced environment that allows for both professional success and work-life balance.

CBM offers a diverse, flexible work environment, and we are proud to offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, growth opportunities, and a team-oriented office environment.

**CBM is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity and inclusion**