Tax Senior Manager – Partnerships

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Our Private Equity Portfolio Company practice serves both partnership and corporate companies, the majority of which are owned by Private Equity Funds.  This particular role offers the opportunity to join the Pass Through, a high-performing, high-growth team that advises clients on their tax strategy and compliance obligations using both industry and technical expertise with our cross-functional teams, especially our Financial Services team.  Our professionals help to guide their clients through M&A transactions and capital account analysis, all while delivering digitally-enabled services in conjunction with our world-class tax technology offerings.

In your important role as Tax Senior Manager with RSM, you will be responsible for the following job duties which are focused around three core concepts (Technical & Quality Expertise, People & Talent Management, and Client Service/Business Development.


  • Advise clients on a full range of partnership tax services, including planning, research, compliance, allocations, and general transactional activities

  • Assist with new business development, extended service, and tax issue recognition for existing clients

  • Develop, motivate, and train staff level team members

  • Lead and manage the business relationship of complex engagements with a focus on high-value quality tax advice and seek to expand services to clients and develop and sustain strong client relationships

  • Keep up to date on current tax practices and changes in tax law

  • Reviewing research findings and ensure conclusions are consistent with firm policies and professional standards

  • Build relationships across lines of business to ensure excellent client service through an integrated service approach

  • Serve as a Career Advisor, mentor, or coach to one or more employees, which will include providing honest and constructive performance feedback

  • Provide detailed review and analysis of complex tax returns

  • Work on multiple complex issues while communicating in a non-technical manner to facilitate communication between the client and the service team while managing the risk for both the client and the firm

  • Serve as the Tax client service coordinator for appropriate clients

  • Advise clients on a full spectrum of tax services, including planning, research, compliance, and general mergers and acquisitions activities

  • Assist with new business development, extended service, and tax issue recognition for existing clients

  • Manage corporate client needs with respect to tax services and federal and state tax compliance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Commerce or Accounts (B-Com/BBA & M-Com/MBA)

  • Enrolled Agent is mandatory, and CPA would be a plus

  • Must have at least 12-14+ years of corporate federal tax compliance and tax consulting experience pertaining to planning, research and general mergers and acquisitions activities

  • Experience in public accounting with at least 10+ of those years focusing on partnership taxation

  • Experience with one or more of the following: S-Corps or Partnerships/LLCs

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills required

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A proven record of building profitable, sustainable client relationships, simultaneously managing multiple projects and engagement teams for various clients

  • Project management and critical thinking skills

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple assignments

  • Working knowledge of tax code and technical aspects of tax preparation and compliance

  • Strong technical skills in accounting and tax preparation and industry specialization

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Experience in dealing with international tax matters would be a plus

  • Experience with tax research tools (Bloomberg BNA, RIA Checkpoint, etc.) and tax preparation technology (CCH Axcess preferred)

  • Experience with partnership taxation

  • Experience/familiarity with capital account analysis

  • Experience/familiarity with 704 ©, 754 matters and M&A implications related to PPA

  • International tax matters K-2/K-3 reporting

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people.  We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off.  We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients.  Learn more about our total rewards at

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership.  RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $122,300 – $245,900

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.

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