Tax and Accounting Manager

    • Full-Time
  • Wilmington, DE
  • 85,000-120,000

Position Function: Provides exceptional service to clients through tax preparation, financial statement compilation & review, audit and other related public accounting projects at a level that demonstrates competence and advanced understanding of assignments. Supports and embodies the firm’s mission and objectives, through various areas of responsibility, including engagement review, tax & accounting research, client services & consulting, employee training/mentoring and practice development.


Primary Duties

• Effectively communicates with clients, staff, and partners

• Mentors, develops and trains staff and senior accountants and acts as a resource for assistance with/instruction on accounting projects/tax preparation

• Works efficiently and effectively to balance high quality client service, staff management, and an appropriate quantity of billable hours for the firm

• Manages a varied workload and a diverse book of clients

• Completes projects and tasks on time and within budget

• Prepares more complex individual, corporate, partnership, non-profit and trust returns, and engages in tax planning activities year-round to support those clients

• Oversees and reviews tax planning, preparation, audit, review, compilation, bookkeeping and other engagements prepared by staff accountants and/or bookkeepers

• Builds relationships with existing and potential clients

• Completes firm and license required CPE, and strives to stay on the forefront of accounting developments, legislation and practice

• Researches complex tax and accounting issues

• Resolves tax notices received by clients

• Records time and project task details and notes in an accurate and thorough manner

• Continuously looks for new ways to provide the best quality service for clients and makes recommendations to clients and firm partners

• Represents the firm’s core values and conducts all firm activities in a professional manner

• Handles increased workloads/schedules during tax season and as needed for projects during the year

• Other duties as assigned



Skills: Leadership, Developing Standards, Analyzing Information, Dealing with Complexity, Problem Solving/Creative Thinking, Reporting Research Results and Drawing Conclusions, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Excellent Internal and External Communication, Adaptability, Teamwork, Training/Instructing others, Ability to Prioritize and Handle Multiple Projects Simultaneously, Marketing/Networking


Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or related degree


Computer Training and Experience: QuickBooks expertise, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, Word and Adobe PDF competency, required, experience with ProSystem fx Engagement and Tax, preferred


Certifications: CPA designation required, additional certifications a plus


Prior Work Experience: minimum 7 years of public accounting tax experience required, 10+ years preferred, previous experience supervising staff or leading a team preferred

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