Senior Associate, STS Salt

BDO Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary

BDO's Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Senior Associate, STS SALT, applies industry knowledge and experience to clients by assisting in providing advice related to tax implications of their business objectives, recommend alternate courses of action, as well as identify different methods of complying with tax regulations. Additional responsibilities include applying knowledge to understand potential tax issues, evaluate and select alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, recognize and communicate potential risks, identify potential changes in the tax policy and apply new policies to tax compliance and assist in handling routine questions from federal or state agencies. This role also serves as primary contact for the clients, as needed, including but not limited to preparing and presenting presentations to clients and potential clients.



  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or other relevant field required

  • Masters degree in Accounting/Taxation or J.D. preferred


  • Two (2)+ years of prior experience in state and local/multistate experience required


  • CPA certification or other relevant certification preferred


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word preferred

  • Ability to use standard tax applications and research tools preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills

  • Solid organizational skills

  • Ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details

  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment

  • Capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and client personnel

  • Advanced knowledge of all tax return forms

  • Excellent people development and delegation skills

  • Ability to encourage a team environment on engagements

  • Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements

  • Basic understanding of tax compliance

  • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels

  • Working knowledge of appropriate application of tax standards to ensure effective and efficient delivery of tax services

  • Working knowledge of sources of relevant information utilized in tax filings

  • Working knowledge and understanding of cause and effect for taxable conditions on clients and the potential tax issues

  • Possesses excellent decision-making skills

  • Ability to create written tax advice

  • Basic understanding of the ability to represent the client before any tax authority on contested issues

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