• Tax Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Westchester | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Lincolnshire | US-IL-Deerfield | US-IL-Tinley Park | US-IL-Palatine
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    Create lasting, positive impact.

    By considering Wipfli LLP, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. At Wipfli, we create positive impact and lifetime relationships by leading and working with an outward mindset. As a member of our team, you will be inspired to think freely and follow your passion, grow as a professional by developing your skills and commit to serving our clients and communities with honesty and integrity.


    Wipfli has a broad national footprint with offices coast to coast — and we’re still growing! As an associate, you’ll have access to skill development and career opportunities, whether you want to move up or transition into another area of specialty. For some positions, we have the flexibility and technology to work from anywhere; whether it’s in the office, at home or at the client site.


    Join a company focused on giving back to the greater good — at Wipfli, we’re committed to supporting the communities we do business in. To learn more about our volunteer efforts, who we are and what we do, visit wipfli.com.  


    Wipfli LLP is currently seeking an experienced Tax Professional to join our Chicago tax practice. This professional will currently be at a Manager, Senior Manager or Director level and can be based in any of our Chicago Offices. The preferred area of expertise includes Private Equity, Fintech or Financial Services and they will be the primary tax contact for specific clients. They will oversee the accurate and timely execution of business and individual tax engagements. This professional will communicate results to clients and firm associates, ensuring the firm is proactively identifying tax opportunities and serving the client’s needs. 



    • Lead and manage tax compliance engagements in accordance with firm and professional standards, within budget and deadline expectations
    • Plan and schedule tax engagements with clients and firm resources
    • Serve as the main tax point of contact within our firm for clients
    • Identify client planning opportunities
    • Is responsible for clients receiving proactive communication and timely service
    • Perform detailed reviews of tax work papers and provision calculations completed by other associates
    • Review tax returns, tax research, tax communications, and other requested deliverables
    • Communicate proactively with clients and engagement partners regarding project status, client service opportunities, and other significant matters in a timely manner
    • Provide training, direction, and supervision to staff and senior accountants
    • Participate in and provide leadership for firm initiatives and projects
    • Grow and maintain tax technical expertise in various areas related to industry specialization


    • 5+ years of job related experience
    • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with a Masters in Taxation a plus
    • CPA certification required
    • Public accounting experience desired
    • Specific industry focus preferred, examples being Private Equity, Financial Services, Financial Technology.
    • Prior experience with Pass-through Entities desired, along with related transactional experience
    • Management and/or mentoring experience with other staff members a plus
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Caseware, depreciation processing software, tax preparation software (CCH Axcess), tax research software (RIA), and GoFileRoom is strongly desired
    • Position will work 45 hours per week on average with 60 hour plus weeks required in tax season


    Our recruiting team will guide you through our evaluation and interviewing process. We will communicate an update on your status as soon as possible.



    Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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