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Tax Manager Full-time

at Sproles Woodard LLP in Texas (Published at 04-12-2019)

Our benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Reimbursement of CPA exam prep materials
  • CPA examination incentives
  • Paid time off
  • Continuing professional education
  • Professional dues

The Tax Manager is responsible for helping to ensure the integrity and quality of the Firm?s tax compliance products as well as consulting and planning projects. Also, this position will be responsible for the day-to-day completion of tax work and for the development of the tax staff and will be responsible for completion of annual reviews and special projects. The Tax Manager reports to the Tax Partners of the Firm. Reporting to the Tax Manager will be various tax staff assigned to the Tax Manager?s projects and departmental responsibilities. This person will help to lead the tax staff through the oversight of tax compliance projects and will be responsible for developing strong relationships with clients, partners and staff of the Firm.


  • College degree in accounting, finance, business, or other applicable field.
  • Master?s Degree in Tax is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of seven years experience working in public accounting in a tax compliance capacity.
  • CPA Certification Required ? Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Excellent understanding of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations and ability to apply in performing tax compliance and planning duties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to interact with the partners, staff and clients.
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word and familiarity with tax compliance software.
  • Effective leadership skills to supervise, lead, and develop others.
  • Proven track record of success in managing and training tax staff.
  • A history of developing/driving improvements.
  • Previous experience in managing a team of professionals.
  • Must possess personal and business integrity with an energetic style demonstrated by a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.
  • Assertive, self-directed and proactive with political wisdom and discerning judgment.
  • Superior planning and organizational skills with a strong aptitude for detail. This should be coupled with a polished presentation style.
  • Ability to earn the trust of others, be non-political and can couple this with the ability to stand their ground in a positive manner on important matters.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills, coupled with the ability to remain independent and be tactful in dealing with conflicts.
  • Must have strong planning and organizing skills and must be able to achieve desired business results, facilitate change and lead the tax staff in demanding and sometimes challenging situations.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, honesty, optimism, confidentiality, discretion, flexibility, adaptability, leadership and patience.


  • Extensive understanding of tax law and regulations including the IRC and Regulations.
  • Provides input into strategy setting and policy development impacting the tax function.
  • Assists the Tax Partners in managing tax staff and in the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of the tax compliance function, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff, and taking effective actions to address performance matters.
  • Ensuring overall quality, consistency and adherence to department and professional standards for tax compliance projects, and identifying opportunities for tax process improvement through an ongoing quality evaluation process including documentation support.
  • Manage complex engagements and actively participate in the completion of tax projects.
  • Provide staff performance evaluation, coaching and counseling.
  • Maintain current knowledge of changes in tax laws and regulations.

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