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Job #600: Tax Manager - New York, NY (6-9-17)

  • Job Title: Tax Manager
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Salary: $120,000 - $150,000

Job Description:

Proskauer Rose is one of the nation's largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans, Paris, London, Sao Paolo, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

Proskauer is seeking a Tax Manager, based in the New York office, who will lead and manage the tax department operations including all aspects of tax compliance, global tax planning, accounting for income taxes and partnership tax. The Tax Manager will initially manage one member of staff and have responsibility across the Firm’s worldwide offices, ensuring a consistent service level in each location. Reporting to the Director of Accounting and Tax, the Tax Manager will establish a well-controlled, efficient and customer focused full-service Tax Function.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Work with Firm’s Controller to ensure that the appropriate internal controls are in place over the accounting for various taxes and tax related balances
  • Support the Director of Accounting and Tax in the implementation of tax planning strategies and ideas, liaising with outside tax advisors, preparing tax forecasts and documenting projects plans
  • Liaise with Partner Services team on tax issues related to various partner transactions such as; the return of capital, draws, other distributions, annual allocations and charges
  • Mange the production process for Partners’ K-1’s with support from the Benefits and Partner Services teams, perform necessary reconciliations between cash income and taxable income
  • Monitor U.S. and International tax developments (ex. legislation, regulations, changes in business operations) and communicate the necessary recommendations to management as to whether to take advantage of the changes or limit exposure
  • Review various federal, state and international business filings, local tax registrations, and sales/value added tax returns prepared by staff, Accounting team or outside tax advisors
  • Ensure international, federal, state and local election, filing and payment deadlines are met, file extensions when necessary, and maintain a detailed calendar of all such deadlines
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of current and proposed tax department processes in reporting tax information across the organization
  • Serve as key point of contact during regulatory audits of international, federal, state and local tax filings when required
  • Coordinate with purchasing, payroll and human resources on independent contractor determinations to ensure compliance with IRS rules on the proper classification of workers
  • Prepare comprehensive tax working papers, respond to audit requests, research memos and/or correspondence and maintain records related to tax returns and reports
  • Liaise with Partners’ personal tax advisors,  provide explanations and documentation to them when needed
  • Review quarterly, with support from Payroll team, market-based sourcing requirements for each state against the Firm’s time and travel reports
  • Develop regular, ad-hoc, and real-time/exception-based reporting in order to extract and interpret relevant information related to tax
  • Manage the operations of the global tax department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the departments’ goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain all necessary documentation for transfer pricing and to support filings under the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting rules
  • Acts as a liaison with the Firm’s Tax Matters Partner and external tax advisors
  • Participate in the year‐end audit process as necessary
  • Assist in generating annual budget and monthly forecasts for Tax-related accounts including business taxes, interest and penalties and withholding taxes
  • Collaborate across the Finance department to increase efficiency in financial processes that cross departmental lines
  • Assist Director of Accounting & Tax with periodic special projects including the preparation of presentations and analyses for the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Committee, the evaluation of strategic financing and capital decisions, and the implementation of new processes
  • Respond to internal and external auditors’ comments concerning tax operations and oversee required action to address deficiencies
  • Develop, regularly update and monitor staff’s adherence to the Tax Section of the Firm’s  Global Finance Policy and Procedure Manual

 Requirements: 

  • CPA Certification is required, Enrolled Agent certification a plus
  • Demonstrable experience of Partnership Tax compliance and accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required
  • Ten years of related experience with at least five years in a public accounting firm
  • Knowledge of and experience working with various accounting and tax systems
  • Understanding, and delivery, of an effective control environment across multiple locations
  • Ability to adjust to new, different, or changing requirements while conveying a sense of urgency and drive issues to closure and a relentless commitment to win
  • Must be a working manager, capable of operating in a fast-paced environment, able to handle pressure well, be self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute strategically by identifying and implementing business process improvements
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Leadership experience, with strong inter-personal skills and collaboration abilities. Must be able to partner with functional counterparts

Interested candidates should contact Svetlana Fersht at: sfersht@proskauer.com.  Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.