Tax Supervisor
Grossberg Company LLP - Bethesda, MD

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Grossberg Company LLP, a mid-sized Washington DC area CPA firm, is a premier provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services. We are an industry leader operating in a largely paperless environment. We provide a solid, friendly work environment for our employees and we are seeking a skilled Tax Supervisor to join our team in Bethesda, Maryland.

The tax supervisor is responsible for large and or complex engagements and may oversee two or more engagements simultaneously. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to assume full responsibility for directing engagements and special assignments, can review workpapers, financial statements and reports and conduct discussions with clients. The tax supervisor directs seniors and staff accountants, reviews programs and sees that assignments are accomplished within the budgeted time, reviews workpapers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews the financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of disclosures. A tax supervisor follows the progress of the engagement and helps resolve accounting and auditing problems as they arise. The tax supervisor has responsibility for complying with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups.

Our ideal candidate will have acute technical abilities, excellent staff mentoring skills, demonstrated ability to manage client relationships, and the desire to be an intricate part of business development and marketing strategies. This is a great opportunity for candidates who are looking to further develop their career, particularly in pursuit of a partnership track. This full-time position includes competitive compensation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the various phases of an engagement, including staff requirements, locations to be visited, and job planning and scheduling, with the manager or partner. Plan the logistics of the engagement, including the work performed by other CPA firms.
Study and evaluate the internal controls used by the client, and prepare or review the audit program and time budget (for subsequent approval by a partner).
Assign work to staff members on the basis of their knowledge and capabilities.
Support the training of staff members; offer guidance and direction, and constructive criticism of workpapers.
Evaluate workpapers and determine whether the engagement is being performed in accordance with applicable professional standards.
Review with the manager or partner any significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation.
Prepare or review financial statements, notes, schedules, reportable conditions letters and tax returns for later discussion between the manager or partner and the client. In some instances the supervisor may discuss these matters with the client.
Prepare a constructive evaluation report for discussion with each member of the staff.
Serve in educational programs as an instructor or discussion leader.
Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
Perform other job-related duties as necessary

Required Skills

MUST possess a BS/BA degree in Accounting; Masters in Taxation, LLM in Taxation, or JD a plus
CPA designation required
5 - 8 years' progressive experience in public accounting preparing and reviewing tax returns for various types of entities (primarily S-Corp, C-Corp, and Partnerships) and industries, tax planning, client interaction and performing special tax projects for clients ; knowledge of partnership taxation in the real estate industry strongly desired
3 or more years experience in tax accounting with an emphasis on corporate tax and high net worth self-employed individuals
Excellent analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills with proficiency in US GAAP
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
Proven technical skills with Excel, Word, and tax preparation software; experience with ProSystem Tax strongly desired
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and clients
Strong desire to be an intricate part of business development and marketing strategies
Strong leadership, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task; must be detail oriented
Possess positive and professional attitude
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites

For over 85 years Grossberg Company LLP , a Washington DC mid-size CPA firm, has been a premier provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services, specializing in services to the real estate industry. Grossberg Company LLP has a well-known reputation of unparalleled client satisfaction. At the heart of this success, are professional staff members who possess the skills and training required to survive in the ever-changing world of new tax laws and regulations, advanced technologies and strategic business planning. Built on decades of hard work and timely responsiveness to clients, Grossberg Company LLP devotes a substantial amount of firm resources to training its people, keeping them apprised of the latest developments that may affect their client's business operations, tax planning strategies and their long-term business objectives. As a result, the employees of Grossberg Company LLP are some of the best and brightest in their field and the casual, laid-back working atmosphere lends itself to producing successful, satisfied professionals.

Grossberg Company LLC offers a competitive compensation package including salary, training and opportunities for advancement; medical, dental, disability insurance, life insurance, retirement program including profit sharing; paid holidays and vacation, cafeteria plan, flex-time policy, company sponsored gym membership, and business casual attire dress code.

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