Tax Associate Cost Segregation

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As a member of our Tangible Property Services Team, in the Lead Tax Consulting group, you will be responsible for the following:


Job Description:

This position involves preparing detailed analyses of building construction project costs and capital asset valuations (cost segregation studies). Tasks will include preparing quantity takeoffs from blueprints, construction cost estimating, reviewing and analyzing construction project invoices and cost documentation, physically inspecting client facilities, researching relevant tax authority, preparing engagement documentation, and drafting reports for clients.


The individual may also be involved in reviewing clients' capital maintenance and repair expenses for proper tax accounting treatment, and accurately maintaining tax depreciation in a variety of software packages (fixed asset management). Tasks may include reviewing historical fixed asset depreciation schedules, developing import files compatible with software packages, uploading current year asset addition/disposition data, maintaining Microsoft Excel roll-forward schedules and updating historical asset records within the software.

Frequent (up to 20% of time) out-of-town travel would be required, and direct client contact is expected as well.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, accounting with construction experience or basic construction knowledge.

  • Up to three years of related experience in construction engineering or management, construction cost estimating, cost segregation or capital asset accounting and depreciation

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software - specifically Excel and Word

  • Organized, detail-oriented, strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with cost segregation analysis

  • Ability to read construction blueprints

  • Familiarity with the construction contracting and invoicing process

  • Knowledge of building systems and construction techniques

  • Experience in construction cost estimating

  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal tangible property regulations and general tax depreciation rules

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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Job ID req4126
Line of Business: Tax Services
SubFunction: Lead Tax - CIM
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4126
Location: 801 Nicollet Mall, West Tower, Ste 1100, Minneapolis, MN US
Region: Central Region
Job Category: Tax
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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