At CLA we create inspired careers! We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career in the same way. This is why we’ve created our Director career path! If you love servicing existing client relationships and want to grow your career without the pressure of having to bring new client relationships into the firm, then this is the opportunity for you! We currently have an opening for a State and Local Tax Director (SALT) to join our National Team! This role will ideally sit in our Minneapolis office.
About CLA’s State and Local Tax Services (SALT) practice : Our State and Local Tax Services practice is a team of professionals that pride themselves on being the premier resource for private businesses and their owners by providing tailored state tax consulting and compliance to our clients.
Our commitment to client success is without boundary or border. We work closely with clients all over the United States, to help develop tax solutions that align with our clients’ business goals.
Our state and local tax professionals have decades of experience solving the complex challenges facing organizations and individuals working across multiple states.
CLA is an independent member of Nexia International, a top 10 worldwide organization providing global and multistate connections.
Our goal is to provide a seamless service to our clients whatever their multistate business needs may be. Why this position is a excellent opportunity for you : The State and Local Tax Director position is a newly created due to growth! This role is a key position in our National SALT practice, which will include a strong emphasis on acting as a technical resource by supporting the Firm on SALT quality initiatives as well as supporting thought leadership for the SALT practice.
In addition this position will include serving our private client businesses in the Midwest region helping to solve SALT issues with a focus on income and franchise tax.
Working closely with State and Local Tax National leadership you will : Stay current on all state and local tax matters and develop thought leadership content for both internal and external users Assist with internal quality issues and internal inspections Serve as a member of our national tax office representing the state and local tax practice Serve as a technical resource for the national state and local tax practice and help to develop Firm positions regarding complex tax technical issues Work closely with small to mid-sized privately held businesses developing State and Local Tax solutions that align with their business goals.
The work is consulting focused, meaningful and not routine. You will help a variety of clients, in a variety of industries.
Have the opportunity to continually sharpen your research, technical and client service skills by delivering a full range of State and Local Tax Services, including consulting and structuring, creation of technical memorandums, review of SALT issues related to mergers and acquisitions and support of state and local tax due diligence, conduct multi-state reviews that analyze sales and use, income and other transaction taxes to identify optimal filing options, credits, incentives, exemptions, and corporate structures that can reduce our clients’ tax burden, and high level tax return review.
You will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that offers autonomy and encouragement to make things happen. CLA is a firm that is leading by tax, investing significant focus and resources to nation-wide tax initiatives.
See what our SALT professionals have to say about working at CLA : I have the opportunity here to work with clients and teams all over the country with a variety of needs.
This variety keeps me learning something new, and enjoying the job daily. I also have the opportunity to influence the group / firm and grow it in a manner that I would like to see.
I have the opportunity to make my career mine and take ownership of where I go, how fast I grow, and what I work on. I was very unsure about leaving my prior firm where I had spent my entire 13 year career.
But I spoke to so many people and CLA and the messages that they conveyed to me were very strong and consistent. It was clear to me that the firm strategy and culture was very strong as it resonated very consistently across numerous individuals, practices and offices.
The opportunities at CLA are fantastic for someone who wants to make a strong impact and take on leadership positions. CLA is a Top 10 accounting firm that focuses on privately held businesses.
Working exclusively with these types of clients makes the firm very different. We often work directly with the business owners or CFOs of the companies as the companies often do not have in house tax staff.
Therefore, they are very trusting and reliant on CLA to help them with all of their tax needs. This makes for a great working relationship with the clients.
We also can offer very customized services to each client based on their needs. Also, working with non-public companies makes our administrative processes much more streamlined so we can begin serving clients without a lot of hassle to work through.
Your experience likely includes : 8 to 10 + years’ experience providing a broad range of SALT services including sales and use, research, consulting and structuring, creation of technical memorandums, and client correspondence Experience with income tax a plus Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Advanced degree or certification, such as, CPA, CMI , MST or JD Strong analytical, research and writing skills Entrepreneurial mindset with the desire to have a key role in a regional SALT practice Ability to communicate effectively while working on multiple projects and priorities What does an Inspired Career look like for you?
Would you thrive in an environment where you have a ton of autonomy? Do you enjoy being part of a team that is down-to-earth AND super talented?
Would you like to broaden your SALT experience with a heavy focus on consulting and research, and not so much on compliance?
Do you want to serve other members of the practice, focused on a national role? Does it include ample advancement opportunities and a clear path to leadership positions?
Do you want to make a big impact to the privately held businesses and owners you serve? If this knocks the socks off your current job, please apply! CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities.
We are a proud equal opportunity / affirmative action employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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