Virginia/West Virginia -Remote
Date Posted

Tax Supervisor

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Expertise and Work Quality

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the technical aspects and issues related to their functional and industry specialization.
  • Continue to improve research skills and ability to document findings and conclusions clearly.
  • Continually strive to improve competency with various software programs critical to job performance.
  • Identify technical areas of interest and discuss development of specialization with circle leaders.
  • Effectively communicate with all team members, circle leaders, and clients.
  • Be capable of drafting documentation/correspondence on a variety of often complex subject matter.
  • Develop workpapers and return detail review skills through review of work products prepared by Associates.
  • Expected to complete a variety of assignments/tasks within timeframes established by clients and communicated through in-charge employees.
  • Follow established tax procedures, such as document organization, workpaper preparation, and workflow protocol.
  • Clear any review comments as directed by in-charge employees.

Client Management and Service

  • Maintain the complete confidentiality of firm and client information.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work under time constraints; provide as much flexibility as possible when needed to meet client expectations and deadlines.
  • Present yourself and your work product to clients and co-workers in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of clients’ business needs by identifying issues and discussing resolutions with in-charge employees and implementing resolutions throughout the engagement process.
  • Keep Managers, Principals, and Client Management informed of the engagement progress and issues as they develop.
  • Develop and maintain strong, positive client relationships through timely communication during the engagement as well as periodic communication throughout the year.
  • A commitment to respond to clients within 24 hours.
  • Maintain daily time entry for accurate reporting firm-wide

Business Development

  • Recognize that practice expansion comes from existing clients as well as potential clients.
  • Actively develop own referral network, recognizing that every interpersonal encounter may provide a business development opportunity.
  • Participate in civic/professional organizations, as well as YHB marketing activities.
  • Continue to gain an understanding of service capabilities.
  • Develop a network of contacts and seek ways to increase firm visibility.
  • Represent the firm publicly by accepting speaking opportunities, authoring articles for industry literature, client newsletters, etc.

Personal Participation and Professional Development

  • Assume responsibility for career growth by preparing personal development plans, tracking personal marketing activities, new business generation, identification of continuing education strategies, etc.
  • Accept constructive input from and offer constructive feedback to Managers and Principals.
  • Honestly assess own performance upon completion of engagements or assignments.
  • Solicit overall performance feedback on assigned areas from in-charge employees.
  • Seek additional responsibilities on engagements that you feel you would like to be given the opportunity to undertake and will help enhance your career and knowledge.
  • Gain understanding of department goals and responsibilities.
  • Take responsibility for attaining chargeable hour requirements.
  • Participate in industry meetings and seminars.
  • Be cognizant to interactions within the community, realizing that in many cases you may be the only source of exposure for the firm.
  • Understanding the role of Manager and working to expand roles and responsibilities to that level.

Leading and Developing Others

  • Provide Associates with the framework to complete assignments based on experience levels.
  • Develop ability to communicate review comments professionally while providing feedback, which will assist in development of the person whose work was reviewed.
  • Participate in the training, motivation, supervision, and evaluation of team members. Begin identifying opportunities to assist in course material preparation and/or instruction of in-house courses.
  • Offer constructive feedback to Associates.
  • Serve as the primary day-to-day contact for Associates; increase cooperation and success by being accessible and approachable to the feelings and perspectives of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of cooperation and teamwork through daily interactions with co-workers and in-charge employees.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, clients, and other team members by displaying attitudes of helpfulness, a focus on team success, and the consideration of the ideas of others.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or relevant field required.
  • Requirements to achieve the CPA certification and/or other certifications of similar standing as approved for development
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.