Tax Manager

Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a great alternative to the "Big Firms." We are a dynamic and aggressive certified public accounting firm located in downtown Chicago. With 23 partners and total personnel of over 90, we are consistently voted as one of the Top 25 Accounting Firms by Crains', and repeatedly in the Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces. We have a team-oriented, client-focused environment encouraging leadership, initiative and creativity. Our client base consists of successful privately held companies of various sizes in a diverse range of industries, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. We render services in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxes, management advisory and business consulting services in a wide variety of personal, commercial and institutional settings. If you want to make a difference, ORBA gives you that opportunity.

Excellent opportunities exist for bright, ambitious and entrepreneurial individuals with good business sense, outstanding interpersonal skills, and strong theoretical background with the ability to apply it. We have much to offer in terms of growth, individual advancement, and diversity of clientele and services, all complimented by a friendly and relaxed working environment.

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Position Summary:
The Tax Senior Manager is responsible for providing guidance to junior level tax staff on the completion of individual tax returns and all levels of corporate, partnership, S-corp and trust tax returns. They will also review the work of the tax preparer and client.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review returns prepared by the tax preparers
  • Collaborates on decisions of routine tax matters with A&A/Tax staff or Director
  • Will be responsible for the review of income tax accrual
  • Brings significant tax questions and suggested planning opportunities to the attention of the Director or Client
  • Researches and proposes resolution to tax technical matters
  • Computes tax returns timely in a deadline oriented environment
  • Demonstrates effective project management skills, inspires teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and uses current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and service
  • May participate in preparing invoices and details of fees to clients
  • Involved in all aspects of client relationship
  • Provide supervision and on-the-job training to tax preparers
  • Participate in staff performance evaluations and provide verbal and written feedback
  • Mentors and develops the technical and professional skills of tax staff
  • Develops ability to recognize tax issues, business problems and expanded service opportunities with existing clients.
  • May participate in governmental tax examinations; may represent the client before the appropriate taxing authorities.
  • Develop an area of interest and related expertise emphasis.
  • Participates in firm’s practice development efforts through involvement with referral sources, community and industry activities.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • At least 5+ years experience preparing complex individual, corporate, partnership and S-corp tax returns.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
  • Hold current CPA license or currently pursuing CPA
  • Holds or is working towards an advanced degree (MST or JD with Tax Emphasis)


  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office in particular Excel and Word, GoSystem, planning software and on-line research software.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and analyzing problems logically and comprehensively, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters in a tactful and discreet manner
  • Ability to interface with a variety of management levels
  • Ability to think creatively in seeking optimal solutions for client.
Salary Range
$60,000.00 - 92,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Chicago, IL 60611, US
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