Tax Associate

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You set your sights high.  So does RSM.  Imagine what we will achieve together.

You’ve worked hard to get where you are today. And now you’re ready to use your skills, talents and personality to make a difference.  You can do that and more at RSM.

Position Description


This position begins Summer 2018


At RSM, associates work with large and small companies in various industries.  They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses and challenges.  Associates work on multiple team engagements each year, including several pieces of any particular assignment— not just one part.  Working in a mutually respectful team environment helps our associates perform at their best and integrate their career with their personal life.

Tax Associates with a legal background provide tax consulting services to clients by:

  • Completing tax planning and research

  • Providing innovative cross-border tax strategies, state and local tax planning strategies, and federal tax planning advice

  • Building strong international tax planning relationships with RSM affiliates

  • Understanding tax treaties, laws and regulations


As a Tax Associate in our Boston office you will have the opportunity to support a variety of groups including International Tax, State & Local Tax, Federal Tax, and more.


Associates should expect to:

  • Work closely with experienced tax professionals in collegial environment on sophisticated tax planning, transactions, and structuring.

  • Research and write memoranda and other written documentation on complex tax issues for business and individual tax clients

  • Become increasing involved in developing cutting edge tax ideas that could significantly lessen clients’ overall effective tax rates

  • Learn U.S. federal, state and local country tax rules and regulations while working in a team setting.


Basic qualifications for a Tax Associate level position include:

  • Minimum JD, LLM, or MST degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

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

  • Business or accounting background preferred


Preferred qualifications for an associate-level position include:

  • Working toward the successful completion of the CPA exam or bar exam

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interest in tax demonstrated through coursework or prior experience

  • Ability to work effectively on a team

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


You set your sights high.  So does RSM.  Imagine what we will achieve together.

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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RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req3618
Line of Business: Tax Services
SubFunction: Lead Tax
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req3618
Location: 80 City Square, , Boston, MA US
Region: Northeast Region
Job Category: Tax
Employment Type: Campus Associate
Degree Required: J.D. - Juris Doctor
Travel: No
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