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Federal Tax Manager - Business Tax and Individual Taxation & Planning

at RubinBrown

Posted: 1/31/2019
Job Reference #: *0D3F5EA39FBF100A

Job Description

Federal Tax Manager - Business Tax and Individual Taxation & Planning

Employee Type

Denver, CO


RubinBrown is one of the nation’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, with over 600 team members working from offices in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville and St. Louis, including an office in St. Louis’ CORTEX Innovation District. Founded in 1952, the firm’s mission is to help clients build and protect value, while at all times honoring the responsibility to serve the public interest. RubinBrown is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a high-quality, dedicated network of 165 independent firms in 141 countries

As a Federal Tax Manager, the successful candidate will use expertise in accounting and taxation to provide outstanding tax consulting and tax compliance services to our clients in a variety of industry groups. In addition, the successful candidate will be a key participant in the training and development of our Tax team members.

Major Responsibilities

  • Review client documentation, tax returns and work papers for accuracy
  • Plan and complete assignments in a timely manner consistent with RubinBrown Client Service Standards
  • Recognize, research, document and satisfactorily resolve technical tax issues
  • Supervise tax team members assigned to client engagements and/or assignments
  • Work closely with and directly communicate with partners, managers, team members, in addition to client personnel
  • Development of tax team members:
  • A high-level knowledge and understanding of the following tax-related topics:
    • Motivate and be respected by subordinates
    • Demonstrate positive contributions to firm’s recruitment, education, development, and retention efforts
    • Serve as a Advocate and Coach (if assigned)
    • Provide team members with timely and candid feedback – supporting the firm’s performance management process
  • Assist in proposals and business development for new and prospective clients
  • All other duties as assigned


Preferred Experience/Background/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related degree, CPA or other related certification (required).
  • Strong technical skills including the ability to effectively utilize technology and the commitment to learning in the technology environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of tax and compliance experience, including supervision and review experience.
  • Demonstrate technical competence in specialty expertise (Income tax, Compliance, and Planning)
  • High-level knowledge and understanding of the following tax-related topics:
    • Section 382 and NOL limitations
    • Tax implications of merger and acquisition activity
    • Corporate and Partnership tax compliance requirements
    • IRS exams
    • Accounting for income taxes
    • Uncertain tax positions
  • Excellent analytical and leadership ability.
  • Ability to work on a team and develop other individuals
  • Ability to meet challenging client requirements and deadlines, provide services, and possess strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and research abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel required).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strict adherence to professional ethics.
  • Ability to successfully contribute to the success of a strategic business unit of the firm.

Working Conditions

  • The typical office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Between January 1st and April 15th, hours are more intensive given tax season.
  • Ability to work extra hours as determined by the workload and client expectations.
  • Travel for this position will be most dependent upon office location. Travel may range from minimal to monthly.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to move throughout office.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull up to 30-50 pounds.
  • Ability to speak English to communicate with clients, team members, etc.