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Trust and Estates Tax Director

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Posted: 11/22/2022 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Accounting Job Number: 15793 Pay Range: $180,000 - $255,000

Job Description

A leading international accounting firm for artists, entertainers, sports people, and businesses is looking for Trust and Estates Tax Director in Los Angeles, CA. They are looking for a director to lead their Trust and Estate Planning Tax practice and deliver services to domestic and international clients.

If you love that your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high performance. Apply today! 

Pay Range: $180,000 - $255,000 DOE

  • Plan, execute, direct, and complete international trusts and estates planning assignments; provide innovative solutions to clients on wills, estates, income planning, asset structuring, and business succession
  • Develop effective income and estate tax planning techniques using partnerships and LLCs, charitable trusts, generation-skipping trusts, or other wealth preservation strategies
  • Consult with clients on tax-efficient structuring of international entities to make effective use of tax treaties and minimize worldwide tax burdens  
  • Review complicated or complex US tax filings related to trusts or estates; coordinate global tax compliance services for such clients
  • Advise on tax compliance and filing requirements (federal, state, and international) for trusts and estates  
  • Analyze and update estate plans, including reviewing wills and trust instruments
  • Identify potential liquidity problems at death caused by Federal and State estate taxes, probate and administration costs, cash bequests, and funds needed to continue operating family businesses
  • Planning for assets with unique tax attributes, such as life insurance and retirement plan benefits
  • Review trust structures to minimize the federal and state income tax exposure between the trusts and their beneficiaries

  • Active CPA license or lawyer either or is REQUIRED
  • Bachelor's degree (in Accounting or Taxation or Law,) or Graduate degree (MST or equivalent)
  • 8+ years of relevant tax experience, including knowledge of tax codes and regulations
  • Strong experience in Estate, Gift, & Trust Tax Returns is required
  • Experience with Fiduciary Accounting preferred
  • Experience with a Big 4 firm, law firm, or large corporate global mobility department of a multinational company.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development
  • Experience with CCH Access, or similar tax compliance platform

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • Bank holidays & 1 floating holiday
  • 401k
  • Career growth
  • Bonus

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