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Tax Supervising Senior
South San Francisco, CA

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The Tax Supervising Senior is responsible for the efficient, accurate, complete, and timely preparation of all clients’ tax returns. Advanced technical skills in a variety of tax and accounting areas, along with well-developed and applied management and Supervising Senior skills are required. The Tax Supervising Senior makes decisions on all but the most unusual tax situations.



  • Performs technical tax review and approval of all tax returns and governmental tax examinations of any complexity.
  • Assumes responsibility for larger tax returns and delegates to the various tax preparers as deemed necessary.
  • Delegates tax research projects to achieve an accurate and efficient product.
  • Participates actively in client meetings and tax planning efforts to assist the Auditing and Accounting Department with larger clients.
  • Assumes tax preparation responsibility for the more complex business returns.
  • Assumes client service responsibility for clients the tax Supervising Senior works directly with or clients where the responsibility is delegated from the partner or manager.
  • Delegates and manages governmental tax examinations; may represent the client before the appropriate taxing authorities.
  • Possesses a complete knowledge of the firm’s philosophy and its opinions on tax matters.
  •  Occasional same day travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminars using personal vehicle.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January 1 to April 15, may be in excess of 55 hours per week.
  • Participates in firm’s practice development efforts through involvement with referral sources, community and industry activities.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the development and training of senior, semi-seniors and staff accountants.    
  • Maintains familiarity with qualifications of all tax staff members and reviews staff assignments for appropriateness.
  • Supervises tax staff and provides on-the-job training.
  • Works to develop responsible, trained staff by issuing performance evaluations, developing training aids, and acting as an instructor in professional development programs.


  • At least five (5) years’ experience in public accounting, demonstrating a proven progression in tax return complexity, scope, and research.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience representing clients before taxing authorities.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience supervising and directing work of tax preparers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, master’s degree in taxation preferred.
  • Minimum of forty hours of continuing education is required each year to maintain and develop technical and business skills.

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