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BDO USA, LLP SALT Senior Manager, Income Franchise Tax in Seattle, Washington

Job Summary: A STS SALT Senior Manager is responsible for advising clients of the tax implications relating to their business objectives, recommending alternate courses of action, as well as identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations. In this role, the STS SALT Senior Manager will be charged with marketing, networking and business development within his/her area of experience and specialization and recognizing potential changes in tax policy and applying new policies to tax compliance. In addition, the STS SALT Senior Manager will work with the Core Tax Partners, Directors, and Senior Managers to provide SALT expertise to their clients. Job Duties: Research Identifies complex situations when research is necessary providing an outline of the issue(s) and the appropriate source of research to be conducted Analyzes researched facts and the sources utilized prior to composing a detailed report of the research findings Develops relationships with in-state and out of state Department of Tax (DOT)/Department of Revenue (DOR) personnel Tax Compliance Conducts detailed reviews of tax returns with the ability to identify most significant state tax issues Composes responses to notices from state taxing authorities Provides assistance with exam support Tax Consulting Drafts tax memorandums, tax opinions and other documentation on various tax issues Applies all applicable state tax consulting sub-specialties and confers with other STS professionals when appropriate Determines tax planning process Ensures tax engagement letters are adopted prior to engagement work commencing and manages engagements Assists in the development of consultative selling strategies Manages the expectations of assigned clients Tax Controversy Represents clients before any tax authority on contested issues Tax Related Software Utilizes GoSystems, tax research databases and other tax-related software in the completion of assigned tasks Tax Specialization Provides technical client service to multi-state companies with state and local tax issues Conducts negotiation of settlements, voluntary disclosure agreements and state tax audit representation Drafts technical memoranda regarding state and local tax issues Accounting for Income Taxes - SFAS109 Prepares tax accrual workpapers ASC740-10 Understands and applies industry standards, along with firm policies and BDO Tax Quality Manual requirements as they relate to FAS 109 and FIN48, as well as FAS5 for sales tax and unclaimed properties Strategy Development Reviews studies of tax implications to identify alternative courses of actions to benefits clients Develops new or improved ideas to advance the position of clients, the firm or firm personnel through reduction in taxes or expenses or offering of non-tax benefits Assist with researching potential tax strategies Suggests marketing approaches for new client acquisition Other duties as required Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises the day-to-day workload of STS SALT Managers, Senior Associates, and Associates on assigned engagements and reviews work product Ensures STS SALT Managers, Senior Associates, Associates and Interns are trained on all relevant tax software Evaluates the performance of STS SALT Managers, Senior Associates and Associates and assists in the development of goals and objectives to enhance professional development Delivers periodic performance feedback and completes performance evaluations for STS SALT Managers, Senior Associates, Associates and Interns Acts as Career Advisor to STS SALT Managers, Senior Associates, and Associates, as appropriate Other duties as required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Education: Bachelors degree in Accounting or other relevant fiel