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Working As A Senior Tax Associate

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $70,096

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Tax Associate Do At Baker Tilly

* Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing tax projects and managing to budget.
* Research, write and review tax planning strategies and services.
* Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations and ensure satisfaction.
* Manage and lead the staff through counsel, guidance and coaching.
* Evaluate performance and work efforts; participate in performance appraisals.
* Review tax returns completed by staff and provide recommendations on return preparation regarding accuracy and tax savings opportunities.
* Prepare tax returns for more complex individual, trust, partnership, and foreign tax clients.
* Research and consult on various tax matters; utilize tax-related software to prepare and process returns and research tax matters.
* Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other tax authorities.
* Demonstrate excellent team skills, positive attitude and high ethical standards.
* Maintain and expand knowledge base in area of expertise, comply with continuing education requirements; participate in professional organizations, independent study, etc.
* A Bachelors degree with an accounting major, CPA required.
* Minimum of three (3) years of progressive tax compliance and/or consulting experience, experience in public accounting preferred.
* Strong knowledge of basic partnership regulations and Individual Taxation of high net worth individuals.
* Experience with trial balances or making appropriate adjustments to client financial statements.
* Will have exposure and/or experience interpreting partnership agreements.
* Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, project management, communication skills and solid Microsoft Suite skills required.
* Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties.
* iCIMS Job ID: 10061

What Does A Senior Tax Associate Do At Aon Corporation

* Supporting the production efforts of Aon’s US retail producers and the ATS tax team
* Outreach to the Fortune 1000 and other prospects to introduce them to the ATS tax team
* Attendance at important tax related conferences around the United States to promote Aon’s tax insurance team
* Coordination with the ASATS marketing department and the ATS tax brokers and leadership in conjunction with keeping the team’s materials up to date and identifying live and internet based speaking opportunities
* You Bring Knowledge and Expertise

What Does A Senior Tax Associate Do At Sabre

* Technical resource for U
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* Research for U
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* U.S. federal income tax compliance, including preparation of annual U
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* Assist in U
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* Assist in calculations of U
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* For U
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* Assist with FIN48 and FAS5 reserves and documentation for U
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* Maintain U
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* SOX compliance for U
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* Special projects associated with U
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What Does A Senior Tax Associate Do At Robert Half

* o Maintaining a comprehensive tax calendar for the Austin Powder entities o Maintaining enhancing the Austin Powder Group's corporate tax files o Tracking actual vs. budgeted expenses of the Austin Powder Tax Team o Processing tax function mail, facsimiles, etc.
* Such work to be performed under the supervision of, and with the support of, the Austin Powder Tax Manager as well as its Tax Director.
* Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more.
* We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948.
* Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.
* But don't take our word for it.
* Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.
* Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 844
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* All applicants applying for U
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* All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.
* Robert Half Finance & Accounting.
* An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
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* Account Executive/Staffing Manager
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* Compensation:* $65,000.00 to $85,000
* per year

What Does A Senior Tax Associate Do At Deloitte

* Tax Seniors in our Private Wealth Tax practice perform detail level review of individual, fiduciary, partnership, closely held corporations, estate and gift workpapers and tax returns as well as prepare materials and research for consulting projects related to tax planning opportunities.
* Tax Seniors coordinate and communicate with the client contacts to gather information to complete the tax returns.
* They also train, mentor, and supervise new and experienced-level staff and attend required Deloitte Tax LLP and sector-specific training.
* Qualifications2 or more years of experience in providing tax planning services or preparing and reviewing client work papers and income tax returnsCPA, Enrolled Agent, or other appropriate certification (or in the process of pursuing)Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related fieldAdvanced Degree preferred: MST, MAcc, JD or LLMPrior Big 4 experience a plusExperience reviewing partnership and/or trust documents a plusExperience with managing projects including scheduling, budgeting, client correspondence and billing, excellent technology (i.e. Microsoft Excel and compliance software), research and writing skillsStrong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skillsStrong analytical and communication skills to be able to articulate conclusions, planning opportunities, and risks identified through the research projectsSome travel may be required
* About Deloitte
* As used in this document, Deloitte means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.
* Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
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* For a list of our current postings, please visit us at careers.deloitte.com.
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How To Become A Senior Tax Associate

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).  


Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.


Some top executives and financial managers have a background in accounting, internal auditing, or finance.

Beginning public accountants often advance to positions with more responsibility in 1 or 2 years and to senior positions within another few years. Those who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own public accounting firm; or transfer to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

Management accountants often start as cost accountants, junior internal auditors, or trainees for other accounting positions. As they rise through the organization, they may advance to accounting manager, chief cost accountant, budget director, or manager of internal auditing. Some become controllers, treasurers, financial vice presidents, chief financial officers, or corporation presidents.

Public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors can move from one aspect of accounting and auditing to another. Public accountants often move into management accounting or internal auditing. Management accountants may become internal auditors, and internal auditors may become management accountants. However, it is less common for management accountants or internal auditors to move into public accounting.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.  

Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.

Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

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Real Senior Tax Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tax Senior Ernst &Amp; Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA Jan 19, 2016 $145,318
Tax Senior Ernst &Amp; Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Jan 19, 2016 $145,318
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP Washington, DC Feb 09, 2016 $140,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New Brunswick, NJ Apr 19, 2016 $136,500
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Aug 27, 2015 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Chicago, IL Sep 08, 2016 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Nashville, TN Oct 06, 2016 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Jacksonville, FL Apr 25, 2016 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Secaucus, NJ Jul 04, 2016 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP McLean, VA Oct 14, 2016 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst &Amp; Young U.S. LLP Farmington, CT Aug 22, 2016 $135,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Chicago, IL May 11, 2016 $130,000
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Houston, TX Jun 10, 2015 $81,952
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP Dallas, TX Apr 19, 2016 $81,952
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP Dallas, TX Mar 22, 2016 $81,952
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Jun 10, 2015 $81,827
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Chicago, IL Nov 08, 2016 $81,360
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP New York, NY Nov 15, 2015 $81,266
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Jun 10, 2015 $81,266
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA Aug 26, 2015 $81,028
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA Jul 01, 2015 $73,429
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Los Angeles, CA Jul 01, 2015 $73,429
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Chicago, IL Oct 25, 2016 $73,400
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP Dallas, TX Sep 14, 2015 $73,174
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP Dallas, TX Sep 16, 2016 $73,174
Tax Senior Deloitte Tax LLP Dallas, TX Mar 21, 2016 $73,174

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Top Senior Tax Associate Skills

  1. Local Tax Returns
  2. Investment Partnerships
  3. Income Tax Returns
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed various state and local tax returns.
  • Tax allocation review and preparation for hedge fund and investment partnerships.
  • Prepared corporate, partnership, exempt organization, and personal income tax returns.
  • Provided Federal and State Tax compliance return prep for a local CPA firm.
  • Researched and prepared governmental financial statements for multiple California cities.

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