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Tax Manager or Senior Manager- Investment Funds Services
Weaver has built a nationwide presence on an unwavering commitment to its clients’ success, acting with integrity and always striving to transcend expectations. The firm has grown to be the 37th largest firm in the United States, according to INSIDE Public Accounting; it is also ranked the largest independent accounting firm based in the Southwest by Accounting Today magazine. Weaver employs more than 700 people in eleven offices from coast to coast.
From Fortune 500 multinational companies to start-ups, Weaver is a national firm serving commercial, financial services and government clients. The firm is particularly well known in the financial services, energy, manufacturing and distribution, construction, technology, real estate and health care industries, as well as the public sector. Weaver services go beyond traditional assurance and tax services to include risk advisory, transaction advisory, IT advisory, energy compliance and consulting, forensics and litigation services, and specialty tax services such as international tax, state and local tax and private client services. Learn more at www.weaver.com.
This is a position for our Investment Funds Group.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Core Competency is the demonstrated ability to carry out the primary responsibilities of the job which should be reflected in the essential duties section of the job description.
- Is experienced at performing and can direct research of accounting treatment and complex tax returns. Accounting specialists perform technical reviews of financial statements, and special projects. Accounting services specialists demonstrate the ability to review and research complex GAAP and reporting issues.
- Provide feedback on performance to members within the Firm’s reporting process, monitors CPE needs and requests specialized training for staff.
- Review documentation prepared/reviewed by Managers, Senior Associates and Associates and provides feedback to enhance learning and complete engagement objectives.
- Responsible for assisting and actively participating in the development of departmental training, methodology and tools.
- Continue to demonstrate the firm’s billing standards and meet the required billing goals set with your Direct Report Manager.
- Regular contribution to firm and service line administrative functions.
- Enhance client relationships through strong communication and project management skills; maintains relationships with client throughout the year and identify other service opportunities when possible.
- Take lead role in preparing and delivering proposals.
- Monitors engagement progress against client expectations.
- Develop extensive knowledge in niche area.
- Responsible for ensuring engagement staff follow up on open items and issues and that engagement deliverables are completed timely.
- Proactively works on Business Development activities including internal and external marketing.
- Consistent completion of tax returns, financial statements, and/or special projects.
- Leadership role in directing Managers and Senior Associates in engagement planning activities that includes establishing time budgets, ensuring required documentation are completed, designing programs and identifying risks or significant matters that require further discussion with the Engagement Partner or firm specialist.
- Plan multiple concurrent client engagements and projects, including scheduling, deploying of resources and exhibits effective project management.
- Continually develops, mentors, and trains Associates, Senior Associates, and Managers by actively cultivating an environment that challenges, encourages, and fosters professional and personal growth.
- Demonstrates the ability to plan, execute, and deliver work independently with limited or no supervision on large complex engagements.
- Supervise up to 5 to 10 or more staff on multiple concurrent engagements.
- Supervise progress of staff by monitoring benchmarks against engagement objectives; provide performance feedback when needed.
- Perform a review of the work prepared by Associates, Senior Associates, and Managers for coverage, completeness, accuracy, and technical proficiency.
- Effectively delegate tasks to facilitate professional development and efficient utilization of firm resources.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of tax return and financial statement processes.
- Demonstrate the ability to resolve engagement issues, consulting with the Engagement Partner and firm specialists as necessary.
- Consistently take ownership of assigned engagement objectives and demonstrate the ability to plan multiple concurrent engagements while maintaining the department staff schedule.
- Keep team members apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis.
- Work with your Direct Report to develop a charge goal, along with a plan to achieve and monitor your monthly and annual goal.
- Work with Partner to develop an appropriate plan of professional development, professional reading, and CPE, and take responsibility to ensure that plan is achieved.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the client’s operations, accounting systems, financial condition, and the industry in which it operates.
- Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels.
- Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions.
- Responsible for ensuring that deliverables and workpapers produced by team members are clear, concise, well written, and in conformity with firm standards and professional requirements.
- Proficient at prioritizing and managing multiple engagements within given timeframes and budget parameters, and strive for adherence.
- Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, Core values, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary
- Be familiar with and adhere to relevant ethical requirements of the AICPA, contained in the Code of Professional Conduct, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and the Texas Society of CPA’s in discharging their professional responsibilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Specialized Responsibilities for Financial Services
- Provide tax compliance and advisory services for investment partnerships and related management entities
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping to provide financial service knowledge and experience
- Build and manage client relationships
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, unless it would cause an undue hardship. The employee or potential employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position.
Education and Professional Credentials:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
- Masters degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.
- CPA with 5 to 8 or more years of experience in public accounting.
- investment partnership tax experience, including preparation of allocation schedules, Schedules K-1, Forms 1065 and related other related schedules
- Working knowledge of alternative investment vehicles and structures, including hedge funds, private equity funds and mutual funds.
- Basic understanding of the tax implications associated with financial products
- Bachelor's degree, J.D., LL.M. in Taxation, and/or Master's in Taxation (MST) from an accredited college/university
- Outstanding leadership skills.
- Possess technical knowledge sufficient to supervise Staff and Managers.
- Demonstration of independent thinking and strong decision-making skills.
- Proven ability to manage and develop staff.
- Strong relationship management and practice development skills.
- Experience with a variety of industries and all aspects of federal tax laws. Accounting Service Senior Managers will be experienced with a wide variety of industries and all aspects of GAAP and financial reporting.
- Demonstrates a proven ability to attract and service new clients and expand services to existing clients.
Weaver is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Employee Referral Program Eligible