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SALT Tax Manager in CO, Denver at CBIZ

Date Posted: 4/4/2019

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Job Description

W ith over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions: 2018 America's Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes, 2018 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE, 2018 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, and one of the Top 101 highest scoring companies in the country for Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources.

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are together ranked as one of the top providers of accounting services in the United States.  With more than 35 offices and more than 3,000 professionals, we serve the country’s growing mid-market public and private businesses.  MHM provides high quality audit and attest services, while closely associated CBIZ provides all other accounting, tax and consulting services.

The Denver office of CBIZ MHM now operates under the name CBIZ Seff, reflecting the national depth of CBIZ and MHM and the local knowledge and commitment of The Seff Group, P.C.  CBIZ and MHM and The Seff Group, P.C. joined forces in November 2016 to meet our clients’ attest, tax and public accounting needs locally, nationally and globally.  Together, we “out local” other national firms and “out national” other local firms.  We are known for our local, high-touch and high quality client service and professional expertise.

Essential Functions and Primary Duties

  • Serve as the SALT technical resource for Denver and Phoenix,  collaborating with client teams to review client SALT issues and recommend SALT solutions,  engaging the National SALT practice as needed
  • Serve as client’s trusted advisor, demonstrates knowledge of industry trends, identify client issues and conflicts; proactively communicate solution options to client and team
  • Manage staff on engagement deliverables (such as SALT tax returns, and research memoranda,  etc.); function as the SALT technical review lead as a member of the final engagement review team to ensure quality control standards are met; ensure on time delivery and on budget
  • Demonstrate proficient technical skills for handling SALT related client responsibilities, including knowledge of trends, industries, alternatives, etc.
  • Understand the client’s organization, procedures and internal policies
  • Participate in client meetings, presentations and proposal development and meet individual cross serve goals
  • Manage and retain multiple client relationships, engagements and special projects
  • Develop overall engagement budget for SALT projects,  and SALT work as part of a larger client engagement project
  • Consistently meet charge hour goals
  • Assist client service team in billing and realization on SALT projects
  • Supervise, train and mentor staff; listen and communicate effectively
  • Foster a team environment; demonstrates support of management and decisions and build a positive culture
  • Participate in practice development activities that lead to the generation of new business and the opportunities for cross-serves
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Specific State & Local Tax Preferred Qualifications

  • Good research skills with respect to highly technical matters in Sales and Use and Income/Franchise
  • Strong writing skills, ranging from an articulate email to persuasive tax protest
  • Good working knowledge of the more common SALT services, such as:
    • Apportionment studies -Cost of Performance VS. Market based, including the intricacies of each
    • Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
    • Nexus studies – sales tax and income franchise
    • Sales taxation of SaaS services in select states
  • Good working knowledge of the US Supreme CT decision in Wayfair
  • Staying abreast of SALT developments in select states, such as CO, AZ, NV.  Present developments to management group
  • Strong Practice Management skills:
    • Ensure Engagement Letter are issued in accordance with firm policy (do not render specific without an Engagement Letter in place)
    • Ability to price an engagement – presenting such to office management
    • Leverage the National SALT Practice.  NTO SALT is your “bench” and readily accessible.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in Accounting, Taxation or related field
  • 6 years of experience in public accounting or related field
  • 3 years supervisory experience
  • Must have active CPA or equivalent certification
  • Ability to manage all aspects of client engagements
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs
  • Proficient use of applicable technology


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