Baker Tilly

  • Tax Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 territories, with over 33,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.


    It’s an exciting time to join Baker Tilly!



    Baker Tilly Annual Report 2017 


    • Lead client relationships on day to day tax matters supporting partners with service execution and development of extended services
    • Plan and participate in tax projects and compliance on various clients
    • Consult on technical matters and special projects in various areas of corporate and flow through taxation, accounting methods, and implications to owners
    • Research and consult on various tax matters, respond to IRS and other tax authority inquiries when requested, make recommendations to the client for consideration
    • Provide recommendations for business and process improvements based upon knowledge gained relative to the client's operations, processes, and business objectives
    • Proactively build relationships and communicate effectively with the client to provide superior client service
    • Create engagement budgets, coordinate resources and manage performance to ensure that client deliverables and firm objectives are met
    • Identify engagement risks and ensure that an appropriate action plan is developed to manage and address such risks
    • Research tax issues as they arise, prepare memos to support tax positions
    • Assume full responsibility for larger tax returns and delegate as deemed necessary
    • Conduct primary and secondary reviews of complicated or complex income tax returns
    • Begin to develop one or more areas of technical specializations and start to engage in servicing clients in such areas
    • Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development calls
    • Manage, supervise, train and mentor the staff through counsel, guidance and coaching. Evaluate performance and work efforts; participate in performance appraisal process
    • Manage engagements and projects in order to achieve specific revenue and profit objectives through the management of the client's budget, invoicing for time incurred and collecting fees billed
    • Invest in professional development through active participation in training sessions and networking events both internally and externally
    • Demonstrate excellent team skills, positive attitude and high ethical standards


    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent, Master’s Degree, MST, or other applicable advanced degree preferred
    • Active CPA license
    • Five (5) plus years of experience in a professional services firm with a focus on tax compliance and consulting
    • Familiarity with IRS practice and procedure
    • Experience reviewing corporate returns, flow through entities, multi-state and individual tax returns along with FAS 109 and FIN 48
    • Broad exposure to federal income taxation and knowledge of tax regulations
    • Ability to review complex tax planning projects and to understand/apply policies from tax quality control documents
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated management, analytical, organization, interpersonal, project management, communication skills, and highly developed Microsoft Suite skills (Word, Excel) required
    • Prior experience with ProSystem fx Tax and Engagement, CCH, and RIA preferred

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    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.