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Baker Tilly

Real Estate Tax Partner

Chicago, IL

Overview

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world's leading financial centers - New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 41,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.7 billion.

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Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.

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Responsibilities

Are you looking to join an entrepreneurial firm which is one of the fastest growing in the US - one where you will be the \"go to\" partnership tax expert?

Are you inspired to lead people and make a difference for your clients?

If yes, consider joining Baker Tilly LLP (BT) as a Real Estate Tax Partner! Be a valued business advisor delivering industry-focused tax advisory and compliance services to middle market clients. You will work side-by-side with firm leadership and our associates to serve clients and build the business, having a direct impact on the firm's success. You will be a valued mentor and coach to a group of talented staff, utilizing your expertise to help develop their technical and professional skills. As one of the fastest growing firms in the nation, BT has the ability to provide you with an amazing ownership experience working with some of the most entrepreneurial partners in our field.

You will enjoy this role if:

  • You are an expert in partnership tax
  • You are excited about the world of real estate and have strong technical expertise servicing this industry
  • You want to work for a leading CPA advisory firm which is growing, growth means more opportunity
  • You are passionate about contributing to your team's professional growth and your continued development, creating endless opportunities now, for tomorrow

What you will do:

  • Be a trusted leader of Baker Tilly's tax services providing federal tax compliance and consulting services to construction and real estate clients positively impacting your clients through:
    • Being a valued tax business advisor, leading client relationships on day to day tax matters with various clients ranging from middle market to multinational
    • Consulting on technical matters and special projects in various areas of corporate and flow through taxation, accounting methods, and ASC740
    • Researching various tax matters, responding to IRS and other tax authority inquiries, and making recommendations to the client for consideration
    • Coordinating with specialty tax practices on complicated tax matters in the state and local, high net worth, international, research and development along with credits and incentives areas
    • Overseeing tax-planning responsibilities for federal and individual clients, review complex tax research on a wide range of tax issues related to business transactions for a variety of entities and their affiliates
    • Providing recommendations for business and process improvements based upon knowledge gained relative to the client's operations, processes, and business objectives
  • Manage client engagement staffing, billings/collections, and ensure client profitability targets are met
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial skills to network and build strong relationships internally and externally with the goal of acquiring new clients, projects, and revenue. Actively participate in request for proposals to pursue additional clients/services for the firm
  • Participates with other service line leadership in developing tax service market positioning and branding, strategy, and messaging
  • Invest in your professional development individually and through participation in firm wide learning and development programs
  • Support the growth and development of team members through the Baker Tilly Care and Teach philosophy, helping associates meet their professional goals along with proactively supporting the recruitment efforts of future team members
  • Demonstrate leadership, initiative, excellent team skills, and high ethical standards
  • Represents the firm at key community events, firm functions, and other meetings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Masters or advanced degree desirable
  • CPA or JD required
  • Fifteen years' experience providing federal tax compliance and consulting services to real estate clients in a professional services firm, relevant industry experience is considered
  • Five (5)+ years' of supervisory experience, mentoring and counseling associates
  • Demonstrated management, analytical, organization, interpersonal, project management, communication skills
  • Ability to lead and supervise others, provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning in order to stay current regarding applicable strategies, see the \"big picture\" as well as the details, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment, and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of projects.
  • Highly developed software and Microsoft Suite skills

Additional Information

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Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
Job ID: BakerTilly-19846
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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