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WithumSmith+Brown, PC State and Local Tax Senior Associate in New York, New York

Looking for a specialized opportunity with a flexible work environment?

WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, helping clients to Be in a Position of StrengthSM in today’s modern business landscape.  Withum empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and overall business management needs. Withum is a place where talent thrives. We recruit only the best and brightest people, with a genuine passion for the business.

Withum’s State and Local Tax Group is committed to remaining informed of the changes in state and local laws and regulations that create confusion for our clients as they happen. The group provides clients with new opportunities before they may turn into a challenge.  This group is equipped to solve any issues that may arise with our clients, both domestically or internationally.

This Senior role will work exclusively with Withum’s State and Local Tax group servicing clients around the nation, providing you with travel opportunities and flexibility on how to work, from where and when.  You’ll be working with an experienced team of seasoned State and Local tax professionals. In this position, you will take a lead role in planning and consulting engagements, as well a tax compliance and audit defense and representation for our clients.

Withum’s brand is a reflection of our people, our culture and our strength. Withum has become synonymous with teamwork and client service excellence. The cornerstone of our success can truly be accredited to the dedicated professionals who work here every day, whose mission is to help our clients grow and thrive - to be in a position of strength. But our commitment goes beyond our clients as we continue to live the Withum Way, promoting personal and professional growth for all team members, clients, and surrounding communities. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Supporting state tax compliance and consulting projects
Assisting engagement teams and clients on an array of issues including multistate tax planning, accounting for income taxes, structuring, and due diligence
Preparing state tax returns; assisting with the delivery of engagement workflows
Coordinating the flow of information with clients.
Researching and analyzing a wide range of tax issues and implications; including, nexus considerations, apportionment methodology, and combined filings
Drafting memorandums, matrices, and other client deliverables
Assisting with state tax controversy cases; including examinations, audit defense planning, notice responses, and VDA projects
Leveraging technology and other resources to capture efficiencies and technical accuracies.  
Supervise, mentor, and develop staff
Exposure to other state and local issues; including, sales and use taxes, gross receipt taxes, property taxes, employment taxes, and/or credits and incentives

The Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of The Following:

Bachelor's degree in accounting
CPA License (or plan to obtain it) or JD preferred
At least 2 years of public accounting experience, with experience leading multiple engagements and supervising staff
Extensive experience with state and local tax issues is preferred but not required
Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to represent the Firm well to client’s management

Withum will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

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