Trust and Estate Tax Manager/Senior Manager


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.


The Trusts and Estates specialists at Baker Tilly help individuals and families to efficiently structure future transfers and distributions of assets. Estate, gift and trust planning encompasses complex tax matters. At Baker Tilly, we understand the concerns that individuals and families have when addressing estate planning matters. This sensitivity to personal issues is coupled with a thorough understanding of the business, financial and tax considerations needed to ensure that valuable assets are planned for accordingly.


Baker Tilly is looking for an experienced Tax Manager or Senior Manager for the Trusts and Estates Group in Southfield. This position combines strong technical skills emphasized on 706, 709 and 1041 and 1040 tax compliance and review. If you desire to be a true valued business advisor for your clients and be part of a progressive organization in a close-knit collaborative working environment – this position is for you.


It’s an exciting time to join Baker Tilly!



Baker Tilly Annual Report 2017 


  • Provide high quality tax planning and consulting to our firm's high net-worth clients for estate, trust, and individual income taxes. Interact closely with client's third party advisors such as attorneys and financial asset managers. This includes complex multi-state tax returns and calculations and review of foreign trust forms.
  • Review individual, trust, gift, and estate returns
  • Research and consult on tax matters, primarily in the federal estate, gift, generation skipping, trust, charitable planning, and individual areas
  • Consult, work with, and service clients to make recommendations on succession planning transactions for a wide range of tax issues
  • Manage and review responses to IRS and other tax authority inquiries when required
  • Actively participate in new business development activities. Maintain primary and ongoing relationships with key business contacts, key clients and referral sources
  • Build and sustain client relationships to identify needs and reinforce value. Identify additional areas of service to offer current clients. Convert opportunities for additional service and new business into engagements for the firm.
  • Pro-actively build relationships and communicate effectively with the team to provide superior client service
  • Supervise and lead the staff through counsel, guidance and coaching.  Evaluate performance on client engagements.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent. MST, LLM, or other applicable advanced degree is a plus.
  • CPA and/or JD required
  • Five (5) plus years of experience in a public accounting, consulting, or law firm providing tax compliance and  tax consulting services
  • Significant experience reviewing individual, trust, gift, and estate returns is required
  • Relevant professional experience in expatriate tax and/or international tax filing review ideal but not required
  • Strong analytical, research, critical thinking skills, and management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent team skills, positive attitude and high ethical standards

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