2018 - Fall - Tax Associate - Washington National Tax

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Position Description


Understanding the impact of existing tax laws is hard enough, and new legislation, judicial decisions and administrative authority compound the challenges. Professionals in RSM's Washington National Tax (WNT) office advise clients and RSM client engagement teams with respect to complex issues across a wide range of tax specialty practice areas. WNT is seeking an associate to join its partnership tax consulting team.


In this role, you will work with a team that advises clients and RSM professionals across the firm with respect to partnership taxation issues, tax structures and complex allocation methods.


Examples of the candidate’s responsibilities include:

  • Working with clients and tax professionals across the firm to help identify issues and opportunities associated with partnership taxation.

  • Analyzing the tax impact of key events such as formations, recapitalizations, mergers, purchases and sales.

  • Preparing complex calculations related to income allocations and basis adjustments.

  • Completing tax planning and research

  • Preparation of client correspondence

  • Preparation of IRS ruling requests

  • Assisting with the development of service ideas and tools

  • Writing alerts, articles and other publications

  • Developing and delivering internal training

     Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent from an accredited university

  • Accounting major

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred

  • Meeting education requirement for CPA certification in the state where you are applying for employment 

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working toward the successful completion of the CPA exam—tax associates have the opportunity to obtain the audit hours required for full certification

  • Masters in Tax or Juris Doctor

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work effectively on a team

  • Ability to work and multitask in a fast-paced environment 


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.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req2448
Line of Business: Tax Services
SubFunction: Washington National Tax
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req2448
Location: 201 N Harrison St Ste 300, , Davenport, IA US
Region: Central Region
Job Category: Tax
Employment Type: Campus Associate
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: No
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