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Senior Tax Accountant

Senior Tax Accountant

Reston, VA

Under limited supervision, the Senior Tax Accountant prepares/reviews income tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts, exempt organizations, individuals, and estates. The qualified candidate must have international tax experience and will also perform routine-to-moderately complex accounting work and support. This position will report directly to the Tax Director. We offer a competitive salary, bonus structure and excellent benefits!

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supervises and confers regularly with the staff and spends a great deal of time in consultation with the Tax Manager and clients.
  • Maintains, develops, and expands good relations with clients.
  • Takes full administrative charge of engagements assigned.
  • Keeps the Tax Manager informed of the progress of the work.
  • Recognize and takes advantage of practice development opportunities.
  • Calculates preparation fees according to complexity of return and amount of time required to prepare.
  • Develops new tax/accounting engagements from existing client work.
  • Meets with prospective clients and attracts them by demonstrating superior tax marketing skills.
  • Makes recommendations to policies or procedures to implement more effective department operations.
  • Aids the firm in tax research and planning for various clients.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • BS/BA accounting; MST preferred, CPA required. A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a public accounting firm.
  • Demonstrated writing skills a must; proposal development experience desired. Demonstrated management skills.
  • Strong tax research and writing skills. Proven competence with MS Office and tax compliance and research software. Candidates need to know how to use CCH PRoFx Tax and Engagement software.

Position Overview

The Senior Tax Accountant will provide professional expertise on various corporate tax activities including the preparation and filing of company tax returns, perform tax accounting functions, and draft required estimated tax payments. This individual will also perform tax research on various tax issues and consult with other department managers within the company on a wide variety of tax matters. Public tax/accounting experience is mandatory. This position is an exceptional opportunity for the right person to make a big impact.

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