Director of Accounting and Tax

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Director of Accounting & Tax opening located in Milwaukee, WI
53202. Salary for this role is going to be in the $180K-$220K
range + bonus potential and AMAZING benefits. If you are not
interested in this position, please pass onto
colleagues/associates as we do offer referral fees should they be
hired.

Job Title: Director of Accounting and Tax (PUBLIC ACCOUNTING &
LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)

Job Type: Full Time (4-5 days onsite)

Salary: $180K-$220K

3rd Party C2C/Transfer: No

Referral Fee: $500 – Refer qualified colleague, friends, or
family.

Job Description:

Client is seeking a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and proactive
Director of Accounting and Tax. The right candidate will have 10+
years of experience managing or directing all general accounting,
client accounting and fiduciary accounting operations for a
large, national multi-office organization. This person will be
responsible for all accounting, payroll, partner compensation,
tax, and fiduciary accounting functions of the Firm in all
offices, including oversight of accounting aspects of the Firm’s
office space leases.

QUALIFICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* CPA required.
* Bachelor’s degree required with major in Accounting or Finance
* 10+ years of overall finance, accounting and tax experience
required, preferably in a service industry environment.
* Well-developed and sophisticated leadership, organization,
communication, and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to
relate to and gain the confidence of people at all levels within
an organization, as well as an ability to build strong
relationships and work in a collaborative environment.
* Provide overall direction and supervision of the general
accounting, client accounting and fiduciary accounting operations
for all the Firm’s locations.
* Control the preparation of financial and management accounting
records and participate in all financial audits.
* Ensure that effective systems and procedures for accounting and
financial reporting are developed and maintained.
* Direct the maintenance of an effective system of internal
controls to assure proper delegation of responsibilities and
appropriate checks and balances within the Firm’s accounting
functions.
* Implement process improvements to accounting procedures to
ensure proper internal controls while increasing efficiencies and
effectiveness.
* Evaluate and assess the performance of direct reports.
* Present accurate management information in a timely and
reliable manner to Firm Management.
* Coordinate Firm’s responses to financial surveys.
* Oversee the preparation of the Retirement Plan financial
statements and Form 5500.
* Oversee Retirement Plan transactions and evaluate for
compliance with regulatory guidelines.
* Coordinate the insurance risk management program to include
property, casualty, and professional liability insurance. Liaison
with Firm’s risk management staff and with insurance carriers and
brokers to update coverage as appropriate.
* Coordinate the Firm’s leases with respect to property and
equipment including taking oversight of the accounting and
depreciation of construction costs in a manner that maximizes tax
benefits and Firm profitability.
* Control and account for all capital expenditures authorized by
the Firm.
* Authorize operating expenditures for ordinary and necessary
expenses provided within the annual budget.
* Monitor the Firm’s cash position and project working capital
requirements. Invest cash balances and borrow funds to meet
working capital needs within established policy guidelines.
* Manage Firm’s annual budget process for both revenue and
expenses. This includes working with administrative managers to
collect info, input, analyze, review and report on monthly
variances.
* Oversee Partner Compensation process including draws and
distributions, account reconciliations, and year end audit of
equity of accounts. Also oversee: i) preparation and distribution
of K-1’s; and ii) tax elections of partners. Regularly provide
partners with updates as to draws, distributions, and related
deductions.
* Working with external accountants, stay current on new tax law
opportunities that could benefit the partners. Work with them to
implement any changes.
* Serve as the main resource for retired partner inquiries.
* Assess trends in the Firm’s revenues, expenses, and overall
profitability. Recommend strategies for increasing revenues and
controlling expenses to the Chief Financial Officer.

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