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Senior Tax Manager – Public Accounting

Full Time


Seeking experienced Senior Tax Managers for our public accounting / professional services clients in the Houston, Texas area.


This position will have responsibilities in oversight of tax compliance for corporate, individual, gift, trust and estate tax returns for both corporate and individual clients. Additionally, the candidate may also be responsible for compliance oversight with enterprise related returns, primarily for related party flow through entities.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for leadership, learning and career advancement for the right candidate.


  • Manage client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing and completing tax projects while effectively producing a value outcome for our clients and the firm.

  • Develop and execute tax planning techniques for clients while addressing client needs.

  • Assist with identifying new and additional service opportunities from existing and potential clients through client interactions and recommendations.

  • Communicate and interact closely with the clients advisors, such as attorneys and financial managers.

  • Assist with compliance and advisory needs for enterprise related returns, primarily related party flow through entities.

  • Research tax laws and prepare tax memorandums on technical issues.

  • Ability to reason and effectively multi-task. Strong communication skills with the ability to apply ones understanding as to execution requirements and provide effective instructions in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Recognize complex technical issues, reach appropriate conclusions and apply appropriate technical authorities to support conclusions.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work responsibilities to meet deadlines. Ability to complete work in an effective and accurate manner.

  • Supervise associates and senior associates, providing them with leadership, counseling and career guidance as appropriate and required.

  • Possess a strong background in effective engagement management, knowing how to manage all aspects of client accounts.

  • Participate in mentoring, training, recruiting, retention and team-building activities.

  • Participate in developing and presenting internal training and seminars on technical issues.


  • 10+ years of recent public tax accounting (Big 4 or large CPA firm preferred)

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting required. Advanced degree preferable.

  • CPA certification required

  • Corporate, private client advisor or enterprise entity (private) experience, including enterprise entity compliance and advisory skills.

  • Experience with tax preparation and research software required Go Systems, BNA Income Tax Planner, GoFileRoom, BNA Bloomberg and Checkpoint.

  • Ability to effectively use Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Hands-on experience with review and preparation of all forms and schedules related to corporations, individuals, gifts, trusts, estates and enterprise entities.

  • Knowledge and experience with flow through entities (i.e. Family Limited Partnerships, S-Corporations, Partnerships, etc.).

  • Experience with various facets of state & local taxation, compliance & advisory, including sales & use, personal & real property, franchise and multi-jurisdiction income tax (Experience in other than multi-state income/franchise is valued but not required. A base level of multi-state income/franchise experience is expected).

  • Demonstrated experience in effectively building, interfacing and managing client base.

  • Excellent supervisory, organizational, problem solving, critical/analytical thinking, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional client service and communication skills.

  • Excellent project management and presentation skills.

Base Salary DOE range from $150k – $190k DOE plus bonus and benefits


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