Tax Manager

Tax Manager

For 65 years, Schneider Downs has provided accounting, tax and consulting services through our team of innovative thought leaders who are committed to our approach of providing Big Thinking with a Personal Focus. 

Our client roster includes a diverse blend of well-established regional businesses, not-for-profits and exciting start-ups. Regardless of industry or corporate profile, our clients receive the highest level of responsiveness, proactivity and personal attention to their individual needs. We call that commitment the SD Standard and it's what makes us different. 

At Schneider Downs, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion contribute to a better company, better client services and a better world. We want everyone to feel they can be themselves by sharing the wide range of perspectives they represent, thereby fostering an environment where differences are truly valued and celebrated. Fostering this type of environment empowers our colleagues to do their best work and we encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.


As a Tax Manager, you will provide tax consulting and compliance services, as well as oversee all aspects of the tax planning, preparation and review process for tax engagements. In this role, you will maintain relationships with a diverse client base in various industries and assist firm leadership in identifying new opportunities and obtaining new engagements. Internally, you will manage engagement economics and provide technical and leadership development to the tax team.


We are open to individuals who would like to work full-time or part-time in this role.


  • Maintain and develop strong client relationships on various tax consulting/compliance engagements

  • Manage engagement workflow, engagement team resources and engagement billing

  • Work as part of a coordinated client service team approach, working with other practice units to provide industry knowledge and insight to clients in a variety of industries

  • Review engagement profitability and prepare and analyze monthly billing for assigned engagements

  • Review tax returns prepared by staff and make recommendations regarding accuracy and tax savings opportunities

  • Research and analyze a wide range of tax issues and tax implications 

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and working knowledge of accounting and tax software

  • Provide leadership, counseling and career guidance for the development and motivation of the engagement team

  • Represent firm and build relationships by attending fundraisers, meetings with prospects/bankers, charitable events, professional organizations, etc.

  • Work as a team on internal initiatives that promote firm growth, culture, technical tax content development and technological advances

  • Stay informed of current and proposed tax legislation, communicating potential impacts to clients and assist with planning


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, CPA, or JD with law license required

  • Minimum of five years of public accounting experience in tax is required

  • Ability to develop business and foster client relationships

  • Strong leadership, training and mentoring skills

  • Excellent writing, communication and tax research skills

    At Schneider Downs, we recognize that our culture is our identity. It is the building block of what makes us unique. Even as we grow, we are working hard to retain that same close-knit culture and continuously promote a positive, supportive work environment through our core values: Care, Integrity, Balance, Respect and Drive.

    We strive to provide a work/life balance that fits for each and every one of our employees. We are pleased to present a comprehensive benefits package that makes being employed by Schneider Downs more than just work. Below are some of the benefits we offer.

    • Competitive compensation
    • Insurance, including health, dental and vision, that begin on day one
    • 20+ days of paid time off and 12 paid holidays
    • Parental leave, family care leave, and personal days
    • 401(k) plans and profit sharing
    • Education assistance program, qualified transportation reimbursement plan, and pet insurance

    Schneider Downs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
    Schneider Downs does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Schneider Downs.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


  • Company
    Schneider Downs
    Columbus, OH 43085, US