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Tax Senior Manager - Federal Credits and Incentives IL

Company: RSM US LLP
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You'll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There's no one like you and that's why there's nowhere like RSM.

As a member of our Credits, Incentives and Methods (CIM) group, you will be performing tax consulting and advisory services related to Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. These services involve performing R&D tax credit studies, quantifying R&D activities and costs, compiling proper documentation and support and developing an overall methodology to assist the company in quantifying and supporting past, current and future credits. In addition, you will be responsible forassisting with IRS and federal and state controversy and appeals related to the R&D credit. As a member of the FCI team, you will be interacting with both internal tax professionals and external client stakeholders.

RSM is looking for a dynamic Senior Manager to join our growing Federal Credits and Incentives tax practice. As a Senior Manager focused on helping our clients minimize their tax liability, you would be responsible for:

Provide leadership to a team of professionals which are charged with helping clients in identify, document, and support tax positions related federal tax credits and incentives

Perform tax planning and research, resolving complex tax issues, and giving recommendations to clients, relating to the research and development tax credit, and other federal credits and incentives

Understanding and applying changes in legislature as it relates to tax credits and incentives

Demonstrating sound judgement and instincts with respect to evaluating complex scenarios involving various credits and incentives opportunities

Working very closely with core Federal tax professional to ensure all clients are receiving an exceptional level of service

Manage and drive the success of multiple research and development tax credit engagements while providing leadership to the team

Generate and sustain client relationships, yielding a meaningful level of revenue/margin contribution

Actively participating in business development with existing clients as well as developing marketing plans for securing new clients

Responsible for mentoring and developing team members, managing profitable engagements, formulating sales and go to market strategy, developing service offerings in conjunction with Washington National Tax, technical review deliverables and develop national and local training programs


Minimum 8 years' experience in a public accounting firm and/or other professional services firm

Proven track record of a successful tax planning focus with federal credits and incentives including research and development tax credits

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university

CPA, EA or J.D./LL.M required

Knowledge of a broad range of corporate tax matters in various industries

Experience managing tax consulting professionals

Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office, and other comparable programs

Exceptional organizational skills

Ability to work in a deadline driven environment with the ability to manage multiple engagements

Exceptional leadership and business development skills

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: $137,700 - $276,700Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.

Keywords: RSM US LLP, Chicago , Tax Senior Manager - Federal Credits and Incentives IL, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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