SALT Manager (Direct Tax)

Perkins & Co

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Accounting
    • Job ID 1889220

    Job Description

    Work wherever and whenever you want.

    We don’t just accommodate remote work, we invite it, support it, and celebrate it. Our tax and audit teams may be spread across the country, but they work together seamlessly and successfully. We trust you to get your work done, whether you’re in person, hybrid, or fully remote.

    A culture where flexibility and balance add up to success.

    Our leadership team knows that public accounting is a demanding profession, which is the very reason for our ‘people-first’ culture. What works best for you works best for us. This role also has flexibility for a reduced schedule.

    Time off to recharge.

    Empowering our staff with ample time off is central to how we operate and an important component to giving you the time you need to recharge. In addition to 5 weeks of PTO, enjoy 14.5 paid holidays and paid leave options, including parental leave.

    A smart move for your career.

    Get in on the ground floor of a developing practice and reap the rewards that come with building something great. You’ll make your mark, helping to set the tone for the future. You won’t be going it alone, though. You’ll work with our small but mighty SALT group, led by our wickedly smart SALT Director Sonjia Barker and have the tax department’s support. At Perkins, we operate as one firm. That means that we work together for our clients’ best interests, not in separate silos or playing politics, so you’ll work with directly with leaders to provide SALT expertise to our clients. Work with your peers rather than competing against them!

    You’ll be responsible for advising clients of the state and local tax implications relating to their business objectives, recommending alternate course of action, as well as identifying different methods of complying with state and local tax regulations. Some of what that includes:

    • Assist multistate companies with state and local tax issues with a focus on optimization and risk management. This may include nexus determinations, audit defense planning, notice responses, and VDA projects
    • Preforming technical review of partnership and corporate state and local tax returns, identifying most significant state and local tax issues
    • Supervise the day-to-day workload of SALT Senior Associates and Associates on assigned engagements and reviews work product
    • Research and analyze a wide range of state and local tax issues and implications, including nexus considerations, apportionment methodology, and combined filings
    • Draft memorandums, opinions, matrices, and other documentation on various tax issues
    • Assist multistate companies with state and local tax controversy which includes responding to state and local tax authorities; managing state and local tax audits; representing the client throughout the audit process and at hearings and appeal meetings; preparing protests
    • Apply industry standards and firm policies as they relate to ASC 740/FAS 109 and /FIN 48, as well as FAS 5 for sales tax and unclaimed properties
    • Review studies of tax implications to identify alternative courses of action to benefit clients; develop 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
    • Participate in billing and collections


    What makes you a fit for this role?

    • 4+ years of recent related experience, preferably in a large local/regional or Big 4 public accounting firm that includes working in a paperless environment, reviewing complex returns, researching complex tax issues, performing tax research and providing technical advice on state and local tax issues, managing client engagements, training and supervising Staff and Seniors, and collection of accounts receivable
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including giving and receiving both positive and constructive feedback
    • Organized, detail-oriented, and good at problem-solving
    • Self-starter with experience in managing multiple concurrent engagements/projects
    • Adaptable to changing technology; strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams) and tax software (preferably CCH Axcess & Engagement)
    • Collaborative approach to getting work done, shares knowledge, and asks questions
    • CPA, Certified Member of the Institute (CMI), or bar license (potential flexibility regarding certifications/licensing for highly qualified individuals)


    Compensation and benefits:

    • Salary range is $115K – $135K annually, varying DOE. Compensation may be adjusted for those who live in areas with a higher cost of labor than Portland, OR
    • 401(k) profit sharing plan; immediate vesting of employer contributions
    • 14.5 paid holidays, 5 weeks of paid time-off (PTO), parental leave
    • Incentive plan for sales leads

    See our full list of benefits.

    A company you’ll feel proud to be part of.

    We don’t like to brag, but we have some significant accolades under our belt. At Perkins, we feel good about our work and love that our community feels good about it, too.

    • Most Admired Accounting firm in Oregon & SW Washington. 16 years on Oregon’s Most Admired Companies list (Portland Business Journal)
    • 3rd Most Diverse Accounting Firm in Portland Metro (Portland Business Journal)
    • Best of Accounting Diamond Award Winner for Exceptional Client Service (ClearlyRated)
    • Largest women-owned accounting firm in Oregon & Clark and Skamania counties, WA.
    • 12th largest women-owned business in Oregon & Clark and Skamania counties, WA.
    • America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms (Forbes)
    • America’s Most Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms 2024 (USA Today)
    • Accounting Today’s 2024 Firms to Watch & Regional Leader (PNW)
    • We AAM to Serve award for Corporate Philanthropic Efforts (Association for Accounting Marketing)
    • Best Accountant of Portland (Willamette Week reader’s poll)

    Does Perkins sound like the perfect fit for you? We keep it simple: just submit your resume or LinkedIn profile-no tedious application form or cover letter required.

    Perkins & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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