Tax Associate

Tax Associate Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Tax Associate to join our team.


  • Participate in and contribute to market and business activities external to the firm;
  • Build and manage client relationships;
  • Ensures professional development through ongoing education and obtaining additional certifications as appropriate;
  • Some travel may be required;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Interact directly with clients handling questions, planning, concerns, etc;
  • Develop, motivate, and train staff level and intern team members – approximately 10% of your time;
  • Perform engagement management activities including billing analysis, invoicing and engagement setup;
  • Interview clients to get a thorough picture of financial situation;
  • Review payroll reporting, withholding for wages paid to expatriate employees for accuracy including actual compensation statements;
  • Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures;
  • Performs related work and special projects as assigned;
  • Prepare tax returns for a variety of clients, including corporations, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs;
  • Assist multi-state companies with state and local tax issues including income tax compliance and related research;
  • 4 year degree in Accounting or related field.


  • Excellent advisory and compliance skills;
  • Effective communication and time management skills;
  • Excellent financial analysis skills;
  • Develop positive working relationships with Firm and client personnel;
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university (or bachelor’s degree with requisite hours to pursue CPA certification) or JD/LLM;
  • Self-motivated, driven, with ability to work independently as well as work as team;
  • Business level Japanese/Korean and English with good writing skills, native in at least one language is required;
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and able to work with various levels of management;
  • Minimum of One year of experience in individual tax;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a public accounting environment;
  • BA/BS Degree – preferably in Accounting or related field of study;
  • Masters of Accounting;
  • CPA, JD, LLM, or EA;
  • Experience with corporate taxation, consolidations, partnerships ,and a solid knowledge of ASC 740;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.