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Tax Director

Kirkland, WA

Posted: 05/17/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Accounting Job Number: a0CUm000016TnW4MAK Location Requirements: Hybrid Industry: Accounting Firm

Job Description

A reputable CPA firm that specializes in public accounting is seeking a Tax Director to join them in a hybrid position based out of Kirkland, WA! They are looking for an experienced CPA with at least 10 years of senior-level tax experience to oversee and manage complex individual and corporate tax returns, especially involving trusts and estates. This exciting position offers you the chance to work 3 days onsite and 2 days from home, at a firm that will keep you on your toes where no two days are ever the same. You will always have a new project to take on, which means that this role will always be fresh and engaging. At this firm, the work hours during the busy season are kept to a minimum, ensuring that you will have a sustainable workload and a healthy work-life balance, all year round. The position also comes with a competitive salary with bonus potential, health insurance, generous PTO, a pathway to partnership and so much more!

Salary Range: $175,000 - $215,000 / year DOE

Tax Director Requirements:

  • CPA required (EA and JD considered)
  • 10+ years of experience in public accounting at a senior level, including preparing and reviewing complex tax returns and planning for complex transactions
  • Proficiency in Excel, including macros
  • Must have experience with State and Local Tax (SALT) and multistate tax regulations
  • Experience with individual, S-corp, partnership, trusts, estates, and C-corp tax returns
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to have high-level conversations with clients
  • Familiarity with Lacert software (training provided)
  • Knowledge of international tax is a plus
  • Experience in trust and estate work preferred

Tax Director Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage complex individual and corporate tax returns, trusts, and estates
  • Prepare and review highly complex tax returns during busy seasons
  • Provide expertise in individual, partnership, S corporation, and C corporation concepts
  • Analyze and plan for complex transactions such as buy/sell agreements and mergers
  • Collaborate with clients, attorneys, and financial advisors, offering strong expertise
  • Serve as a resource for questions on highly complex tax returns and issues
  • Lead training sessions in the office
  • Work directly with clients to provide excellent service and advice
  • Participate in the tax consulting process, diagnosing, developing, and implementing solutions to clients' tax needs
  • Handle exposure to various tax returns, mergers, acquisitions, multistate, trust and estate, and complex strategies


  • Competitive salary + discretionary bonus potential
  • Health insurance
  • 401K with 3% match and profit sharing
  • Generous PTO
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Pathway to partnership
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Holiday party
  • Weekly lunch during the busy season
  • Supportive work atmosphere and more!

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