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Tax Senior Manager, Core Tax Services Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Tax Senior Manager, Core Tax Services

BDO USA, LLP - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 5/13/2024 - Expires: 8/11/2024

Job ID: 273386862


Job Description

Job Summary:

The Core Tax Services Senior Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, 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 Senior Manager is charged with applying knowledge to understand potential tax issues, and recognizing, communicating potential risks and potential changes in the tax policy and making top-level decisions regarding filing, preparation and resolution of questions from federal / state agencies. In addition, the Core Tax Services Senior Manager will be critical member of the office / region leadership team and actively participate in the marketing, networking and business development within an area of expertise and specialization while maintaining client relationships and acting as the primary contact for complex questions.

Job Duties:

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
Plans for early recognition of material tax and compliance issues and consults with the client and/or partner as appropriate


Identifies when research is needed; clearly and concisely frames issues to be researched; and clearly and concisely reports the analysis.

Identifies complex issues to be researched by engagement team and provides research methodology for efficient research process
Trains managers / staff on research skills and helps to appropriately frame tax issues for analysis
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
Helps others to learn and apply ASC 740-10 and Firm policies, standards, and BDO TQM regarding them
Reviews tax provisions -applies in-depth knowledge of ASC 740-10 if applicable to practice work
Reviews prepared workpapers
Explains and discusses with the client components of the income tax provision and uncertain tax positions as well as other complexities surrounding ASC 740-10

Tax Consulting

Assists with developing, recommending, and implementing efficient and effective methods to maximize client benefits, especially by decreasing clients' current and future taxes.

Applies the combination of tax knowledge and knowledge of business/industry to recommend solutions
Maximizes client benefits, especially by decreasing client taxes, while managing risk
Confers with STS specialists to determine applicability of STS consulting specialties to each client. Involves STS when appropriate
Monitors implementation of work plans (client service plan) if applicable for tax consulting projects to ensure they are efficiently and effectively conducted
Manages written or phone inquiries from federal and state agencies with little or no assistance
Provides effective assistance with protests at the appeals level
Implements applicable Firm strategies
Manages client expectations

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, or participate in conducting, effective external CPE training sessions in area of specialization, involving Firm specialists, at a minimum of once per year
May train and mentor managers/seniors/associates on specialization areas

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.

Researches and implements tax strategies, including experimentation with promising new strategies and ideas
Consistently makes suggestions as to how previous work products or approaches can be improved
May lead marketing campaigns, if applicable to role
Presents complex strategies to clients and prospective clients

Other duties as required

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

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Bachelors degree required; major in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Statistics preferred
Master's in Accountancy or Taxation preferred


Eight (8) or more years of prior relevant tax experience and/or public accounting, private industry accounting or consulting/professional services experience required
Industry expertise in one or more tax specialty preferred
Prior supervisory experience required


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 preferred


Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite preferred
Experience with tax research databases and tax compliance process software preferred



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

Individual salaries that are offered to a candidate are determined after consideration of numerous factors including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and geography.

California Range: $146,00 - $200,000
Colorado Range: $135,000 - $165,000
New York City/ Valhalla Range: $140,000 - $200,000
Washington Range: $150,000 - $190,000

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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