High Net Worth - Tax Manager

Overview

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly, and its affiliated entities, have operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 146 territories, with 36,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.9 billion. Visit bakertilly.com or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

It’s an exciting time to join Baker Tilly!

We are currently seeking a confident and proactive Senior Manager in the High Net Worth Tax group that is a true team player who likes to develop strong client relationships to join our dynamic and growing firm. If you have experience maintaining client relationships, developing senior associates & junior managers, reviewing client deliverables, and supporting firm initiatives, then let’s be significant in the lives of others!

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Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.

Responsibilities

High Net Worth - Tax Manager

Baker Tilly (BT), has an incredible career opportunity for a High Net Worth Tax Manager to join our growing Private Wealth practice in our Madison office!

You will work side-by-side with firm leadership to serve clients and build the business, having a direct impact on the firm’s success. Additionally, you will be a mentor and coach to a group of talented staff, utilizing your expertise to help develop their technical and professional skills. If you are invigorated by these exciting challenges, then this could be the right opportunity for you! As one of the fastest growing firms in the nation, BT has the ability to offer you upward career trajectory, flexibility in how and where you get your work done and meaningful relationships with clients, teammates and leadership who truly care about you and your development.

Our Private Wealth practice recognizes the unique challenges of wealthy individuals and privately held business owners. We help company executives, business owners, affluent families and family offices, estates, and trusts in managing, preserving and transitioning wealth. Our consulting professionals provide comprehensive strategic income, trust, estate and gift tax, succession planning, valuation and international tax services.

You will enjoy this role if:

  • You like being your client’s personal advisor and collaborating with their other advisors such as, attorneys, bankers and investment advisors to create an integrated, holistic approach to managing and enhancing their wealth at all stages of their lives.
  • You crave a leadership opportunity with a well-established high net wealth practice that continues to achieve tremendous growth.
  • You want to be part of firm is invested in your success by providing the resources and support to continually sharpen your technical skills and build your career now, for tomorrow.

What you will do:

  • Provide compliance and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals, multi-generational affluent families, family offices and their private businesses and/or investment entities:
    • Perform technical review of complex individual, partnership, S-corp, trust, estate, gift and state tax returns
    • Lead multiple engagements that deliver proactive tax planning and strategic consulting including federal estate, gift, charitable planning and generation skipping tax
    • Advise and make recommendations to clients on business succession planning
    • Build on technical competence by keeping up-to-date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to complex situations
  • Assist with managing client engagement staffing, billings/collections, and ensure client profitability targets are met
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial skills to network and build strong relationships internally and externally with clients
  • Invest in your professional development individually and through participation in firm wide learning and development programs
  • Support the growth and development of team members through the Baker Tilly Care and Teach philosophy, helping associates meet their professional goals

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in accounting or law required
  • CPA or JD required
  • Five (5)+ years’ experience in tax return review and planning for wealthy individuals, family members and their trusts, investment entities, and private businesses. This includes strong experience in personal taxation, trust taxation, estate & gift taxation, charitable taxation, with exposure to flow through entities, partnership taxation and corporate taxation, including State & Local income (SALT)/Franchise tax for multi-state filer
  • Two (2)+ years supervisory experience, mentoring and counseling associates desired
  • Ability to lead and supervise others, provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning in order to stay current regarding applicable strategies, see the "big picture" as well as the details, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment, and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of projects.
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S., without sponsorship, highly preferred

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