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Senior Associate- Tax Advocacy & Controversy

Company: Baker Tilly US, LLP
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm, providing clients a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage with critical mass and top-notch talent in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world's leading financial centers - New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion.
Many of Baker Tilly's roles have the opportunity to work remotely. Please discuss with your talent acquisition professional to understand the requirements for an opportunity you are exploring.
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.
#remoteResponsibilities:Are you interested in joining one of the fastest growing public accounting firms?
Would you like the ability to focus on one industry sector and further become an expert for your clients?
If yes, consider joining Baker Tilly (BT) as a Senior Associate in our Tax Advocacy & Controversy Practice! This is a great opportunity to be a valued advisor delivering industry-focused advisory services to a variety of market clients. 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.
You will enjoy this role if:

  • You are looking for an opportunity to build your career in a specific industry, becoming an industry expert to the clients you serve
  • You can see yourself as a trusted business advisor, working face-to-face with clients to find creative solutions to complex challenges
  • You want to work for a leading advisory firm that serves various market clients and whose owners have both their clients' and employees' best interests in mind and are transparent in their decisions
  • You value your development and want to work for a firm that provides you the autonomy to own your schedule and career through structured programs (ask us about My Time Off, My Development and Dress for Your Day!)
  • You want to grow professionally and develop your client service and technical accounting skills to build a career with endless opportunities now, for tomorrowWhat you will do:
    • Provide tax advocacy services on criminal and civil matters. Participating in IRS audits, and administrative hearings
    • Advocate on clients' behalf before the collection and examination divisions of the Internal Revenue Service throughout the United States, and all 50 state tax agencies
    • Research and consult on various tax matters, respond to IRS and other tax authority inquiries when requested, make recommendations to the client for consideration
    • Conduct business fraud investigations
    • Proactively build relationships and communicate effectively with the client to provide superior client service
    • Invest in professional development through active participation in training sessions and networking events both internally and externally
    • Demonstrate excellent team skills, positive attitude and high ethical standardsQualifications:Successful candidates will have:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent required. Master's Degree, MST, JD, or other applicable advanced degree a plus
      • CPA, CFE, or Enrolled Agent Certifications highly desired
      • Two (2) or more years of experience in a professional services firm providing tax compliance services or equivalent government agency. Previous experience in tax examination, tax advocacy or controversy a plus
      • Former experience specializing in forensic accounting and investigative matters relating to government investigations and tax advocacy highly desired
      • Demonstrated management, analytical, organization, interpersonal, project management, communication skills, and highly developed Microsoft Suite skills (Word, Excel) required
      • Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties
      • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and comfortably interact with senior level client personnel, including supporting the preparation of and participating in executive briefings
      • Excellent written/verbal communications and collaboration skills
      • Strong project management and facilitation skills
      • Flexibility to travel to client site as needed and ability to work beyond core business hours for client engagements#LI-SF2

Keywords: Baker Tilly US, LLP, Milwaukee , Senior Associate- Tax Advocacy & Controversy, Accounting, Auditing , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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