Basic Tax Manager description follows these two paragraphs - if you're a Tax Manager at a CPA firm currently, you can skip the extra reading. Ideally would be looking for a generalist (Individual, Partnerships, C-Corps, S-Corps) while any additional experience is a bonus (Estate, Trust, Gift, HNW, Non-Profits, etc.) - if you don't fit that bill, apply anyways and I'll check out your resume, or feel free to call my cell phone (248.636.2434). This post is for Tax Managers, but if you're a Tax Senior, Senior Tax Manager, (pretty much anything in tax) - feel free to apply directly to this post, too, because these companies are always on the lookout for great new people.
I've worked with over 100 of the IPA Top 400 Firms and have narrowed down the list that I'll work with to 7 firms. I've placed with all of them, I'll follow up with people after they start, and everyone is very happy still. These have been vetted and scrutinized to a high degree because I only want to work with the best firms possible. I have complete confidence that if you land at any of them that you should have a thriving career with way less stress compared to any of the normal "work-you-to-the-bone-firms". If your hours are bad now, the culture could be improved, you're generally unhappy, your growth is limited, or you just want to see if there's something better out there - call me and I can help. - Hunter Dahlstrom
Review tax returns while assuming primary responsibility for client engagements, including scheduling, staffing, timing, technical issues and more as needed. Ensure the completion of engagements, including identifying and addressing problem areas with minimal oversight or assistance
Manage, supervise, and mentor Staff and Senior Accountants, including mentoring in professional development areas, guiding and teaching through technical challenges, and maintaining a positive team atmosphere
Complete annual performance evaluations for assigned staff and manage ongoing employee performance
Work with partners on identifying and pursuing new clients
Promote the firm’s overall growth and well-being by assisting with recruiting, contributing to publications, conducting trainings, etc.
Maintain and grow client relationships through professionalism, responsiveness, and superb client service
Enhance knowledge and skills in the firm’s industries of focus by attending training courses and seeking out opportunities for improvement and learning
Other duties and assignments as needed
CPA license (not strictly required in some cases, but it helps)
A few years of tax experience, including recent experience at the manager-level
Availability to work full-time
Demonstrates leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to set and work with goals, objectives, and deadlines