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Tax Manager

“In workplaces around the world, each one of us has been encouraged to identify, analyze, and correct our weaknesses in order to be strong.  This advice is well intended but misguided.  Faults and failings deserve study, but they reveal little about strengths.  Strengths have their own patterns”

-Marcus Buckingham, “Now, Discover Your Strengths"

At R.D. Barnett PLLC we are breaking the weakness spiral and prescribing in the strengths revolution set forth by the tenants found in the books, “First Break All the Rules”, “Now, Discover Your Strengths”, and “Strength Finder 2.0”.  One of the most significant findings put forth by these books is that most organizations are built on two flawed assumptions about people:

  1. Each person can learn to be competent in almost anything.
  2. Each person’s greatest room for growth is in his or her areas of greatest weakness.

If you are like us, you do not find pleasure in focusing your attention on your greatest areas of weakness.  This does not mean we neglect our weaknesses, but they are not the focal point for our development.  If we start with the right assumptions everything else that follows from them – how we select, measure, train, and develop our people will be right.

We believe in the following two assumptions:

  1. Each person’s talents are enduring and unique.
  2. Each person’s greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength.

We are careful to look for talent in every role, focusing our people’s performances on outcomes rather than forcing them into a stylistic mold.  We prefer to suspend whatever interest may exist in your weakness and instead explore the intricate detail of your strengths.  We believe these tenants will provide for a stronger organization, an organization designed to reveal and stretch the strengths of each employee.

To excel at our firm and to find lasting satisfaction in doing so, you will need to understand your unique patterns. Here is what we believe will be ideal strengths for this tax manager candidate:

  • More process driven than code head
  • Would rather expand service offerings to existing clients than seek out new client relationships
  • Aggressively explores the intricacies of changing technology to increase efficiency
  • Is the first person to join a conference call instead of the last
  • Welcomes the challenge of delegating themselves out of their current position
  • Reads tax articles with the intent of developing and implementing client solutions
  • Favors written communication over verbal communication
  • Able to quantify the value they bring to clients and willing to defend that value when questioned
  • Wants to be measured by key performance indicators for which they have the ability to influence

Initially, this candidate will be responsible for an estimated $250,000 to $400,000 book of business comprised of 40+ entities and 100+ individuals.  The broad client base will allow the manager to have some choice in which industries and type of work they prefer.  The candidate for this position will be looked to further standardize the firm workflow.  To aid in the delivery of services the manger be expected to train, develop, and supervise staff.

Required Qualifications
-CPA license with 5+ years of public accounting experience and 1+ year of client management experience
-BA/BS in Accounting
-Ability to work 50 to 55 hours a week during peak periods
-References from prior employers/supervisors/clients

Compensation and Benefits
-Salary; Depends on Experience
-22 Vacation Days
-Unlimited Sick Time
-2 Volunteer Days
-3% Retirement Match
-Medical and Dental Benefits
-Cell Phone Coverage
-Certification, Licensing, and Professional Membership Reimbursement
-Continuing Education Opportunities

About R.D. Barnett PLLC
R.D. Barnett PLLC was founded in 2013 with the intention of distilling the complicated world of accounting and tax into digestible client solutions, all while satisfying the founder’s personal entrepreneurial desires.  Within the next three years the firm plans to double in size, both in revenues and staff. Please visit our website to learn more about our firm, our services, and our clients.

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