Tax Senior Manager - Scottsdale

Scottsdale /
Tax /
/ On-site
 Are you hungry for more than just a career move? Wondering if it’s possible for work-life to be an extension of your own personal and professional passions? Brighton Jones’ unique and inclusive culture enables you to discover your potential.
As one of the country's fastest growing wealth management firms, Brighton Jones is looking for a Tax Lead Advisor to join the team and provide exceptional service impact for individual, small business, fiduciary, and related estate, gift, and charitable tax planning and compliance. 

We are looking for a passionate and talented Tax Lead Advisor who enjoys developing and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.  We emphasize building rapport with our clients, having a deep understanding of their personal and business goals, and providing high quality tax and planning advice using a consultative approach. 

Your Role

    • Build and maintain a personal relationship with clients as the technical tax expert on their planning team
    • Assist clients by attending client meetings and delivering client’s tax plan
    • Support the financial advisory team in tax planning related functions
    • Actively participate in signing and onboarding new clients to the firm
    • Lead tax client service team for compliance and tax planning
    • Final review and signing of tax returns (federal & state returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates)
    • Oversee tax projections and tax audits for clients
    • Coach and develop the team through real-time and consistent feedback

Your Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA, JD or EA is required; Masters in Taxation or JD preferred
    • Minimum 5 years of individual, partnership, fiduciary, estate, and gift tax return compliance
    • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis and evaluation
    • Strong computer skills (Windows, MSFT Office, Excel, Adobe Acrobat) and the ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software systems (CCH Axcess Tax, BNA Tax Planner) and tax research tools (BNA Portfolios and RIA Checkpoint)
    • Experience with ADP, QuickBooks, and databases (i.e. Salesforce) preferred
    • Strong research skills and knowledge in tax related areas and understanding of the workings of the Internal Revenue Code, Regulations, and other tax pronouncements
    • Able to manage heavy workloads and projects, many on a time sensitive basis
    • Excellent oral communication skills, with an ability to interact with a tight-knit team of firm professionals with a range of tax knowledge
    • Highly motivated with ability to function well in a fast-paced environment with continued growth and development
    • This role is an in-office, full-time, and exempt position. We are a work from office culture with lots of flexibility.
At Brighton Jones, we like to win. For us winning means continuous improvement - as individuals, as teams, and as a company. Everyone at Brighton Jones commits to developing the skills of curiosity, open-mindedness, vulnerability, empathy, and compassion in order to respond more thoughtfully to life and to create a culture of continuous improvement. Our Mindfulness-based Emotional and Social Intelligence (MESI) gives us a foundation of practices and a shared language to develop these skills. When we master these skills we not only win, we Live a Richer Life.
Our Team Personality is:
 Genuine: Our unquestioned commitment to integrity is reflected in all our personal and professional activities.
Focused: We work together to manage heavy workloads and time-sensitive projects. We thrive in a fast-paced environment that fosters continued growth and development.
 Approachable: We enjoy interacting with each other and our clients, always projecting a professional, friendly, and capable image in everything we do.
Invested: Our commitment to our clients and each other means that we are willing to maintain a flexible schedule to address cyclical work periods.
Driven: We possess sound judgment, initiative, and decision-making skills. We anticipate problems, determine the appropriate level of response, and act accordingly.
Our Team Pillars are:
•Continuous Growth
Brighton Jones provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Brighton Jones complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has offices. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Brighton Jones expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Brighton Jones’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.