Tired of keeping track of your hours? Would you enjoy putting more time into tax planning for the average client? Willis Johnson & Associates is currently seeking a tax professional who is excited to build out and lead the tax preparation division of our firm. As a comprehensive wealth management firm that focuses on executive and professional clientele, tax planning is quite often in the forefront of our client discussions. Weather we are optimizing Roth conversions in low tax years, avoiding incurring Net Investment Income Tax, recommending a Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) opportunity to a client, or maximizing retirement contributions by assisting with Solo 401(k)s, we know tax planning is vital to maximizing our client’s long term success.
As a wealth management firm, we spend our time preparing plans to help clients meet their long-term needs. Rather than simply focusing on tax strategy, we want to increase the value of our offerings by bringing tax preparation and strategy execution services in-house, instead of referring our clients to outside CPAs, in order to provide comprehensive wealth management.
Does this sound like the type of team you would want to part of? Our fees are based on assets we manage, not 15 minute increments.
Build out the tax division of our firm.
Determine which tax preparation software we will use, work with the wealth management department to determine how to best collect data from clients, and what deliverables we will provide.
Serve as the point person for preparing income tax returns.
Responsible for performing tax projections for clients, in coordination with the wealth management department.
Consult on client cases as the in-house expert for tax projections throughout the year when analyzing stock option strategies, optimizing Roth conversions, and other tax sensitive situations.
Supports firm Marketing efforts by writing articles that are pertinent to clients and prospective clients.
Attend weekly Wealth Management meetings and bi-monthly Internal Operations meetings.
CPA license required, PFS preferred
Experience as a tax manager at a reputable CPA firm, required.
Master’s degree in Accountancy preferred.
Five or more years of public accounting experience with a focus on individual and small business returns.
A wiz with tax preparation and tax projection software.
Forward looking from a tax perspective and find ways to optimize our clients’ tax strategies both in the current and in future years. Experience and comfort working with high-net worth corporate executives and/or trusts preferred.
Strong technical and interpersonal skills.
Confident, poised and professional in appearance.
Ability to take on creative challenges and manage workload on tight deadlines.
Ability to collaborate and contribute to a team environment.
To Apply- Because we are looking for an exceptional candidate to be the next member of our team, our entire advisory staff participates in the selection process. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, followed by “Tax Manager” in the subject line.
About Willis Johnson & Associates
Willis Johnson & Associates wouldn’t be successful without our team of dedicated people striving to understand our clients’ dreams and motivations. Our thorough understanding of the transitions in our clients’ corporate lives allows us to accompany and guide them on their financial journey to retirement and beyond. If you have the desire to join a strategic wealth management firm that specializes in helping corporate professionals reach their financial and retirement goals, then please submit your resume. We are always looking for talented individuals to join us.