Tax Manager Role

Why Join Us?

Louis Plung & Company (LPC) is a growth-minded firm focused on results through collaboration between staff and clients. We offer our staff challenging work and plenty of opportunity for growth and development through our career paths. We continue to adopt new software and digital platforms to keep on top of technology changes and improve efficiency. If you are looking for a forward-thinking company where your voice will be heard, your contributions valued, and your abilities challenged, LPC may be the place for you!

Position Summary:

A Tax Manager is the liaison between the partner, the client, and the professional tax staff.  Managers are responsible for managing multiple tax projects simultaneously, and scheduling, staffing, and coordinating workflow.  Tax Managers develop and train staff and make associations to develop new business for the firm.  The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the firm complies with tax law on all tax returns prepared and maintaining awareness of any new tax legislation.  The tax manager is also responsible for reviewing and occasionally preparing more complex tax returns.  He/she ensures that any tax paid by clients is the legal minimum by applying appropriate tax planning strategies.

Essential Technical Functions:

  • Supervise a team of seniors, staff and interns
  • Perform technical review of all client engagement types, of any complexity
  • Manage and/or delegate governmental tax examinations; may represent the client before the appropriate taxing authorities
  • Participate actively in client meetings and planning efforts
  • Assume client service responsibility and work directly with clients
  • Assume full responsibility for all engagements and delegate to staff as deemed necessary
  • Keep partner informed of all important developments on engagements; analyze problems and recommend solutions
  • Maintain familiarity with qualifications of all staff members; review staff assignments for appropriateness
  • Work to develop responsible, trained staff by assisting in recruiting, interviewing, coaching, developing training aids, and acting as an instructor in professional development programs
  • Act as a resource for tax preparers on specific tax issues and/or questions
  • Represent and promote the firm through involvement with networking groups, referral sources, community, and industry activities
  • Be an active participating member of the firm’s management team

Essential Leadership Functions:

  • Participate in internal educational programs as an instructor or discussion leader
  • Support training of staff members, offer guidance and direction, share expertise, and provide on-the-job learning opportunities
  • Participate in firm initiatives that promote a positive working environment and vibrant culture
  • Understand and embrace the importance of the firm’s Core Values and their role in the success of the business
  • Attend firm leadership meetings, assist in development of business plans and strategy
  • Communicate important accounting and tax developments affecting the firm’s clients
  • Possess a complete knowledge of the firm’s philosophy and its opinions on accounting and tax matters
  • Maintain knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible tax/accounting or other legislation that
  • could affect the business climate

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or MBA/MBT
  • Minimum of six years’ experience in public accounting
  • Current CPA or EA license is preferred.  If not yet obtained, will need to agree to obtain within 18-24 months of start date
  • Minimum of one year experience supervising and directing work or staff
  • Work history that demonstrates a progression in complexity, scope, and number of projects and clients managed
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting and tax software programs
  • Possession of strong communication and organization skills

What Makes This a Great Place to Work?

Not only does LPC offer employees a competitive salary and benefits package, but we also cultivate a fun and casual atmosphere including flexible work arrangements.