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Senior Associate, State and Local Tax (SALT)

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2023

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Description

A&M is a group of entrepreneurial, action and results-oriented professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients’ problems and assisting them in reaching their potential.  Our culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M.  

We specialize in providing tax, turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. Our tax practice is unique in that we offer you the opportunity to work without audit conflict and truly be a trusted business advisor.  We provide our teams with opportunities to develop and cultivate careers that are most meaningful to them and we reward you based on your achievements. 

Our State and Local Tax (SALT) practice assists clients in assessing state and local tax burdens by recommending solutions that support their overall business objectives and providing support so that their filing positions are consistent with good business practices and with the states' applicable tax laws and rules. Due to our tremendous growth we're seeking a Senior Associate to join our team.  

What Will You Be Doing? 

As a Senior Associate within SALT, you will: 

  • Assist with various state and local tax planning and compliance projects including deep technical issues surrounding areas such as apportionment methodologies, tax base modifications, Tax Reform for corporate and pass-through entities 

  • Deliver state and local tax advisory services, including refund reviews, nexus studies, voluntary disclosures, tax minimization studies for income/franchise tax purposes 

  • Independently research multi-state income/franchise tax issues and developments 

  • Regularly exposed to sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes, employment taxes, credits and incentives, and property taxes 

  • Attend client calls to understand critical areas of importance and apply tax technical knowledge to specific client situations 

  • Create deliverables that are concise, complete and address the elements deemed critical by the client 

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and clearly communicate work plans, project objectives, and timelines  

  • Support the engagement workflow management and mentor Associates when they are supporting the same projects by delegating appropriate tasks, ensuring they complete tasks efficiently, and sharing best practices 

  • Value diversity of perspectives and create opportunities for individuals to feel comfortable contributing 

  • Build client relationships and demonstrate a working knowledge of client businesses; with opportunity to assume additional responsibility quickly 

  • Identify opportunities to provide additional services to existing clients by using working knowledge of client businesses 

  • Assist with business development, including add-on work by creating business development resources and proposal materials 

  • Build internal relationships with other members of the Tax team and the greater A&M firm 

How will you grow and be supported? 

At A&M, we know our people drive our growth, and we're focused on providing an employee experience that supports professional and personal development. We provide our team with a robust performance development process which encourages continuous learning and development that rewards you for your contributions. We have the best technical and formalized on-the-job training and offer endless opportunities for professionals to acquire new skills. We also prioritize your well-being and provide personal tools and resources to support you through your personal journey. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. Our Tax professionals consistently share their favorite attributes of A&M are the growth opportunities, our unique, entrepreneurial culture and of course, the fun we have together. The possibilities are endless for high performing and passionate tax professionals. Click to learn more about why A&M is a great place work. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 

  • 2+ years of relevant experience with State and Local Tax  

  • CPA or Licensed Attorney (or in the process of pursuing) 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to articulate complex information clearly and concisely 

  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Power BI) 

  • Ability to simultaneously work on several projects and effectively manage deadlines 

  • High motivation to learn and grow 

  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills  

The salary range is $85,000 - $105,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.

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A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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