State & Local Indirect Tax Associate


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 or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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Are you interested in joining one of the fastest growing public accounting firms?

Would you like the ability to specialize in a specific area of tax and become an expert to your clients?

If yes, consider joining Baker Tilly (BT) as a State & Local Indirect Tax Associate! Our SALT practice is made up of 40+ professionals across the U.S., providing a full spectrum of services including income & franchise tax, sales & use tax, real & personal property tax, unclaimed property and voluntary disclosure & remediation by industry needs. As a member of this talented team, you will help provide sales & use tax compliance for a variety of clients ranging in size and industry!

You will enjoy this role if:

  • You would like to work directly with firm leadership to support middle market and fortune 500 companies with sales & use tax issues and compliance
  • You are looking to be part of a fast growing, state & local tax practice who is also down-to-earth and thrives through collaboration
  • You want to be part of firm that values specialty tax practices and is invested in your success, providing the resources and support for you to grow now, for tomorrow

What you will do:

  • Prepare sales & use tax forms and resolve outstanding tax issues for middle market and Fortune 500 clients and ensure they are in compliance with applicable state tax laws. This includes:
    • Prepare and file state and local sales tax returns for various jurisdictions for multiple clients
    • Perform research on relevant tax law
    • Interact and manage multiple clients in a deadline oriented environment while maintaining exceptional accuracy and attention to detail
    • Analyze large amounts of client data
    • Maintain internal relationships with colleagues, other service lines and engagement/project teams
    • Develop and retain technical tax expertise
    • Proactively identify and communicate issues as they arise
    • Maintain a positive and “team player” attitude
    • Become familiar with and adhere to the firm’s policies and procedures
    • Apply a working knowledge of various computer applications
  • Learn and grow from direct on the job coaching and mentoring along with participating in firm wide learning and development programs
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial skills to network and build strong relationships internally and externally with clients
  • Enjoy friendships, social activities and team outings that encourage a work-life balance


Successful candidates will have:

  • Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related math degree required
  • Minimum (1) one year experience in public accounting or industry completing and reconciling multi-state sales and use tax returns and performing research on taxability law preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of time management, communication, interpersonal skills, relationship building, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Strong leadership, project management, organizational and analytical skills, initiative, adaptability
  • Microsoft Suite skills
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship preferred

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