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The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objectives, 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, Core Tax Services Manager is charged with applying knowledge to understand potential tax issues, and recognizing and communicating potential risks and potential changes in the tax policy. In addition, the Core Tax Services Manager will be involved in the marketing, networking and business development within an area of expertise and specialization and may be asked to provide written tax advice to clients.
Tax Compliance Ensures both that (a) clients comply with all applicable authorities, while at the same time minimizing their tax and reporting burdens, and (b) self and client service teams comply with all Firm policies, standards, and the BDO Tax Quality Manual (“TQM”). - Conducts top level review of T/R and resolves all tax issues with client; involves specialists where appropriate - Communicates with client and Assurance any issues identified in tax accrual reviews - Plans and reviews the tax process and the procedures to be performed to include: • Budgeting and staffing • Monitoring engagement process and actual time incurred vs. budget with assistance of Senior • Timely billing including management of identified out-of-scope activity and communication to client • Timely collection of A/R - Manages client relationships/expectations in accordance with the project - Provides advice to clients in a timely manner;
Research Identifies when research is needed; clearly and concisely frames issues to be researched; and clearly and concisely reports the analysis. - Applies most Firm and professional standards for preparation of WTA and tax returns - Involves firm specialists, as appropriate
ASC 740-10 (FAS 109 and FIN 48) Tax Accruals Correctly and proactively applies Firm policies, standards, and the BDO Tax Quality Manual (TQM) regarding FAS 109 and FIN 48. - Applies, correctly and proactively, ASC 740-10, and Firm policies, standards, and BDO TQM regarding them - Explains and discusses components of the income tax provision and uncertain tax positions to the client as well as other complexities surrounding ASC 740-10 - Communicates with Assurance counterparts to timely plan tax accrual reviews, including budget, scope and delivery dates - Utilizes and manages STS, as needed
Tax Consulting Assists with developing, recommending, and implementing efficient and effective methods to maximize client benefits, especially by decreasing clients’ current and future taxes. - Considers the applicability of CTS and STS consulting specialties for each client - Develops and implements a work plan to include/organize the STS assistance on ongoing projects from client - Serves as a technical resource - Ensures client service teams comply with Firm policy; regarding Written Tax Advice (“WTA”), - Provides effective assistance with exam support - Frames projects and issues for effective delegation to seniors and associates
Tax Specialization Develops an in-depth understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding one or more areas of taxation, e.g., individual, corporate, property, sales, corporate, pass-through, state and local, international, expatriate, transfer pricing, credits and incentives, compensation and benefits, accounting methods, R&D tax benefits. - May be required to organize and conduct effective internal CPE training sessions in area of specialization, involving Firm specialists
Strategy Development Introduces and develops new or improved ideas to improve the position of clients, the Firm, or Firm personnel, e.g., by reducing taxes or expenses or providing non-tax benefits. - Reviews studies of tax implications and offers clients alternative courses of action - Identifies and leverages lessons learned on prior projects, and offers input on how to improve processes and methods
Supervisory Responsibilities: - Supervises associates and senior associates on all projects - Reviews work prepared by associates and senior associates and provide review comments - Trains Associates and Seniors how to use all current software tools - Acts as a Career Advisor to associates and senior associates - Schedules and manages workload of associates and senior associates - Provides verbal and written performance feedback to associates and senior associates
Education: - Bachelors degree in Accounting or other relevant field required - Masters degree in Accounting beneficial, masters degree in taxation preferred
Experience: - Five (5) to eight (8) years of prior experience - Experience with corporate taxation, consolidations, and partnerships preferred - Prior supervisory experience required
License/Certifications: - CPA certification, Attorney (admitted to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction), or Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent (“EA”) (or the equivalent of one of these designations) required - Possession of other professional degrees or certifications applicable to role beneficial
Software: - Experience with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat - Experience with tax research databases such as BNA and RIA Proficient in all tax compliance process software including GoFileRoom, GoSystemRS, Caseware, BNA Depreciation Software, or comparable programs and standard tax workpapers
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: - Superior verbal and written communication skills - Ability to effectively delegate work as needed - Strong analytical, research and critical thinking skills as well as decision-making skills - Capacity to work well in a team environment - Capable of developing and managing a team of tax professionals - Ability to compose written tax advice - Capable of effectively developing and maintaining client relationships - Executive presence and ability to act as primary client contact for preparation and presentation of issues and resolutions to clients
BDO delivers assurance, tax, and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe. We could tell you about our 60+ offices across the U.S. or our 1,401 offices worldwide. We could mention our comprehensive service offerings, our experience across virtually every major industry, or the wide range of clients we serve, from regional businesses to global leaders.
Exceptional client service begins with exceptional people committed to exceptional endeavors. At BDO, we believe that our business, at its core, isn’t about clients won or dollars accounted for. It’s about helping people. It’s about creating a better culture for our employees, in and out of the office. It’s about giving back to our communities, and doing our part to preserve the environment.