Tax Director

Armanino - San Ramon, CA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year

Review of Corporate, Partnership, Trust, International, Real Estate and Individual tax returns
Conduct online tax research
Accounting work needed for tax returns
Develop and nurture long-term relationships with client senior management
Develop solutions for clients and champion the implementation of ideas
Review and confirm assignment objectives, scope and work plan with client
Identify assignment resource requirements and ensure the most appropriate resources are assigned to specific assignment roles
Anticipate, identify and resolves complex assignment issues
Seek regular client assessment of assignment progress and overall feedback on performance
Work with the partner group to generate leads, contacts and sales
Manage groups to ensure profitability in the short and long term
Support the partner team in identifying and promoting the development of new delivery capabilities and/or channels to satisfy evolving market requirements
Support the partner team in the development and planning of practice unit strategy, objectives, and budgets
Identify and develop new initiatives to increase retention, meet resourcing needs, utilization and people development
Build on strong coaching skills to mentor key talent
Share and transfer knowledge and skills to the team
Engage in ongoing personal development in line with the competency model


Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Tax, Finance or related discipline, Masters in Taxation preferred
Minimum of 8 years of US tax consulting/compliance experience in public accounting. Experience with a wide variety of entity types
CPA license required
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Strong selling skills – generating leads, making contacts and securing clients
Strong project management and leadership skills including the ability to successfully coach and mentor talented people
Technical proficiency in tax software applications
Strong research, writing and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience in delivery of quality client service


If you’re up for the challenge and this is something you would like to consider, please apply online using the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of the page.

Our interview process normally consists of:
A phone interview with one of our Rockstar Recruiters
1-2 rounds of on-site interviews with the Hiring Team
Offers usually go out within 24-48 hours of your interviews

On August 1, 2017, I had the following discussion with John Brychel about Armanino Tax and the opportunity you are interested in.

What is Armanino’s culture like in the San Ramon office?

“We’re a very family-oriented office, meaning both that we provide flexibility with work schedules and that it also feels like we’re a family. We are all moving towards the same goals and understand that we’re on the same team. It’s very much a one-firm concept.

Our people work hard and are well rewarded, they can stand out on their own merits and accomplishments which is very unique.”

Why is this a good opportunity for a Tax Manager/Senior Manager coming from the Big 4 or a regional firm?

“We’re so well positioned in the market place where we can scale up or down. Armanino represents a great alternative to the Big 4 for both our clients and our people - we have the same resources and the ability to create growth which leads to more opportunities. A big difference between us and the Big 4 is that no one gets lost in the shuffle here; like I mentioned before, everyone can stand out on their own merits and accomplishments.

Another reason why this is such a great opportunity is that you can create your own career path, whether it’s an existing path or something different, we’re willing to make investments and do creative things.

Ultimately it comes down to the fact that we have so much opportunity and potential to offer. The sky is the limit.”

What will this person’s future look like at Armanino and what are a few of the most important intangibles they need to have, in order to be successful in this position?

“This person’s career is in their owns hands and the opportunity is here for the taking, nobody is going to hold them back. There is a lot of resources and support to help somebody get to where they want to be.

The most important intangible I’m looking for is a thinker. We always need people that do, but we also want people that think. As you get higher up in your career there isn’t a roadmap - you’re expected to be resourceful and think things through. While doing the job well and right is important, looking back at the big picture will help you get there.

To be successful you must also be a strong mentor to not only build up those around you, but to create your own internal network of people that will go the extra mile for you.


“I joined Armanino as an intern with my time being split between IT and Tax. I was one hundred percent IT for 2 years then decided that I wanted to get back into tax and thankfully I was able to make the switch.

I did leave the firm for a brief stint in industry, but ultimately found my way back. Besides my new role not being exactly what I wanted, it was the people that I really missed. We have a great group of people here, people that I really look up to. I also saw the potential I had at Armanino with all the growth we were (and still are) experiencing.

I’ve been here ever since and never once regretted coming back.”

Now, the fine print...
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