Tax Principal

<p>Clayton &amp; McKervey is a best-in-class accounting and business advisory firm with clients that are growth-driven entrepreneurial companies competing in the global marketplace. We are devoted to providing proactive and specialized knowledge on the tax and accounting issues impacting our clients.</p>

Southfield, MI

Clayton & McKervey

Clayton &amp; McKervey is a public accounting firm headquartered in metro Detroit&nbsp;<span class="s1">and&nbsp;</span>specializing in international&nbsp;tax,&nbsp;assurance,&nbsp;accounting&nbsp;and&nbsp;consulting&nbsp;services.&nbsp;We&rsquo;re proud of our Michigan roots, but consider the entire world our workplace. Our clients are middle-market companies competing in the global marketplace. They&rsquo;re headquartered here in the U.S. and&nbsp;<span class="s2">abroad.</span>&nbsp;At Clayton &amp; McKervey we think and act like entrepreneurs<span class="s2">; speaking the same language as our entrepreneurial clients.</span>

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Overview: <p>Your primary role will be to support&nbsp;the operational leadership of the Tax Department.&nbsp; Responsibilities of this role will include client engagement, staff development, complex tax support and department processes and efficiencies.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Here&rsquo;s what you can expect in the way of job responsibilities</span>:</p> <p><strong>Client&nbsp;Engagement</strong></p> <ul> <li>Independently excellent at client service, demonstrated by clients consistently seeking your advice.</li> <li>Proactive liaison between partners and clients providing project management and oversight throughout each client engagement.</li> <li>Enthusiastically addresses opportunities and issues with a high level of engagement and energy.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Staff Development</strong></p> <ul> <li>Passionately develops staff and builds excellent teams.</li> <li>Creatively seeks new staff members.</li> <li>Drives technical development by providing opportunities for staff to develop and expand their technical abilities.</li> <li>Proactively retains key staff through career coaching and mentoring.</li> <li>Purposefully provides performance feedback to ensure maximum achievement.</li> </ul> <strong>Complex Tax Support</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Influences and advises clients as a trusted business adviser by suggesting viable solutions to complex tax issues.</li> <li>Confidently demonstrates strong technical abilities.</li> <li>Drives firm growth by participating in key technical areas of the practice.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Department Processes and Efficiencies</strong></p> <ul> <li>Curiously stays focused on industry trends and technology.</li> <li>Purposefully creates new workflows and technical efficiencies.</li> <li>Proactively meets economic goals at the individual and team level.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Administration</strong></p> <ul> <li>Proactively seeks participation in initiatives of high importance to the firm.</li> <li>Successfully builds networks and participates in marketing efforts of the firm.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong><u>Job requirements</u></strong></p> <p><strong>To be successful in this role, you will need the following knowledge, skills and abilities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Licensed CPA</li> <li>10+ years of recent tax experience in public accounting</li> <li>High level of technical knowledge in domestic tax compliance</li> <li>Strong concentration in partnership taxation and consulting is helpful</li> <li>Experience with privately held middle market clients</li> <li>Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills</li> <li>Proven client service, project management, supervisory, and leadership skills</li> <li>Ability to self-direct, and manage multiple projects, priorities, and timelines</li> </ul> <strong>Our ideal Tax Principal candidate would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Leads by example, with first-hand knowledge in area of expertise</li> <li>A strong leadership style with friendly follow-up on delegated tasks</li> <li>Thrives in a team environment.&nbsp; Willing to jump in and roll up their sleeves</li> <li>Is an open communicator.&nbsp; Has a persuasive selling rather than telling style</li> <li>Makes decisions with adherence to established guidelines and industry standards with a solid appreciation for how each item impacts the big picture of the success of the client and the growth of the firm</li> <li>Is socially focused with an ability to build and maintain valuable relationships</li> </ul>