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Senior Consultant, SALT

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Employer Provided Salary: $64,000-$114,000 Annually
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At Wipfli, people count
The way you think makes you different. At Wipfli, we embrace that.
Our inclusive culture provides a space for everyone to have a voice. Our growing number of DEI resource groups celebrate diversity and champion awareness throughout Wipfli.
We're also focused on helping you achieve success with balance. From hybrid schedules and flexible time off to training programs and mental wellness initiatives, we take care of our team.
If you want to be in an environment where you can grow, feed your curiosity and make a difference, Wipfli is the place for you.
Responsibilities:

  • Researching basic to complex SALT matters across a range of disciplines (such as income/franchise tax, sales/use tax, gross receipts tax, payroll tax, property tax), using tax research products such as Bloomberg BNA and RIA Checkpoint, with a primary focus on income/franchise tax matters.
  • Preparing written deliverables, such as emails, memos, and Excel matrices, that document client issues and facts, apply relevant guidance, and provide conclusions about SALT matters.
  • Responding to internal and external client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner.
  • Participating in voluntary disclosure and nexus review projects.
  • Communicating with engagement leaders regarding open items or other important matters in a timely manner, and meeting prescribed budgets and deadlines.
  • Performing basic state and local tax calculations using Microsoft Excel.
  • Assisting with the drafting of internal and external articles about existing and emerging SALT topics as needed.
  • Assisting with state tax audit defense matters and with the state tax component of due diligence projects.


Qualifications:
A successful candidate will exhibit:

  • The ability to interact directly with internal and external clients in a professional and timely manner to understand their issues, gather and summarize relevant facts, and provide practical conclusions about SALT issues.
  • The ability to effectively use both primary authority (cases, rulings, statutes, regulations) and secondary authority (tax return instructions, websites) when researching SALT issues.
  • A commitment to continual learning across a range of SALT disciplines.
  • The ability to function well in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders, including representatives from state and local taxing authorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey technical information in a timely, accurate and concise manner.
  • The ability to identify potential issues and/or opportunities in engagements, and raising them to the engagement leader's attention.
  • Willingness to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Willingness to actively participate in client and community relationship development activities.


Additional Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working in the tax practice of a public accounting firm or similar setting
  • Successfully completed college coursework in intermediate to advanced U.S. federal business and personal income taxation
  • CPA exam eligibility is a plus
  • Attorneys encouraged to apply
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications


Carly Seidl, from our recruiting team, will be guiding you through this process. Check out her LinkedIn here
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.
Wipfli is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or participate in our recruiting process, please send us an email at [email protected].
Wipfli supports equal pay for equal work and values each candidate's unique experiences and skill sets. The estimated pay range for this position is: $64,000 to $114,000. Compensation within the range is determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, location, individuals' skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications, business needs and applicable employment laws.
Individuals may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, subject to participation rules and based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual and Firm performance.
Wipfli cares about our associates and offers a variety of benefits to support their well-being. Highlights include 8 health plan options (both HMO & PPO plans), dental and vision coverage, opportunity to enroll in HSA with potential Firm contribution and an Employee Assistance Program. Other benefits include firm-sponsored basic life and short and long-term disability coverage, a 401(k) savings plan & profit share as well as Firm matching contribution, well-being incentive, education & certification assistance, flexible time off, family care leave, parental leave, family formation benefits, cell phone reimbursement, and travel rewards. Voluntary benefit offerings include critical illness & accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, legal, long-term care, pet insurance, ID theft protection, and supplemental life/AD&D. Eligibility for all benefits programs is dependent on annual hours expectation, position status/level and location. Wipfli offers flexibility for many positions to be performed remotely; please discuss your work preferences with your recruiter during the interview process.
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What are Wipfli Perks + Benefits

Wipfli Benefits Overview

At Wipfli, curious is our approach to the world. We push beyond the obvious answers to find smarter solutions for clients and look at business challenges from every angle. People matter here, and they feel it. We invest in your career development through tuition reimbursement, external training support, LinkedIn Learning access and our internal online learning center and leadership training.

We also back up our mission to provide a strong work-life balance with great benefits, UTO, wellness benefits and programs to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Partners with nonprofits
The Wipfli Foundation supports education programs that support furthering diverse representation in our industry.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
All associates are required to attend unconscious bias training.
Diversity employee resource groups
This year, we launched three business resource groups (Women of Wipfli, Wipfli Pride and Embrace ) to give voice to and elevate issues inside our firm for diverse groups. And we plan to add more.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Including surrogacy
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture is steeped in values focused on our associates and it drives the benefits we offer

• Empower: We give our people the opportunities and resources to find, follow and grow to achieve their dream career.

• Connected: We value everyone’s individual strengths, and we cultivate a culture where relationships thrive.

• Impact: Our passion for excellence drives us to get results through our expertise, experience and teamwork.

• Transparency: We welcome candor so all voices and perspectives come together to solve problems and serve clients.

• Flexibility: We give people the freedom to shift their career paths and achieve work-life balance, which creates happier and more productive teams.

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