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Tax Controversy Manager

Company: Friedman LLP
Location: New York
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

We have a commitment to a happy, healthy, inclusive and productive workplace. Some of the ways we accomplish this includes:

  • Emphasizing our open door policy. Whether someone is brand new or has been with the Firm from the beginning, we are all part of the same family and each person matters
  • Offering a competitive benefits package and 401k with a company match, including discounted gym memberships and biometric testing reimbursement
  • Summer Fridays off!
  • Comprehensive performance management program including real time feedback and a formalized mentorship program
  • Technical Training and business development workshopsMore Than a JobWe're hiring for a Tax Controversy Manager for our New York City office. Burgeoning tax controversy practice desires candidate possessing tax controversy experience. Will be responsible for handling tax agency audits of all types (individuals, entities, federal, state, local), investigating and responding to tax agency notices, and pursuing voluntary disclosures and other delinquent/deficient return submission procedures, appeals to IRS, Collection Due Process hearings, Taxpayer Advocate Service requests, and private letter ruling requests. Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:
    • Handle key aspects of tax agency audits, including communicating with auditors, drafting responses to IDRs, liaising directly with clients, gathering, organizing and presenting data in an organized and persuasive manner
    • Investigate and respond to tax agency notices, including those involving unreported income, delinquency penalties, unfiled forms and returns, enforced collection (liens, levies, warrants, garnishments)
    • Draft tax voluntary disclosure submissions, Streamlined submissions, Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures submissions, Delinquent FBAR submissions
    • Draft appeals to IRS, Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing requests, request for TAS assistance, private letter ruling requests
    • Negotiate offers in compromise and installment agreement payment plans with the taxing authorities
    • Perform tax research, prepare written memoranda discussing and analyzing technical and procedural tax issues
    • Communicate effectively with tax agency personnel, clients, senior and junior staff
    • Manage multiple client projects and expectations with proactive communication and timelinessRequirements:
      • JD (and passed the bar) or EA or CPA
      • Advanced degree in tax (e.g., LL.M. or MST) preferred
      • 5+ years' experience with tax controversy work
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Excellent research skills
      • Ability to work independently, but also work well as part of a team
      • Experience with CCH ProSystem, Microsoft Office 365, tax research databases, such as RIA Checkpoint, BNA, & CCHWhy Join Us?Since 1924, Friedman LLP established itself as the premier advisor within the middle market business sector. With a forward thinking approach, Friedman has expanded on core audit and tax services with diverse advisory consulting services including: China Consulting; Forensic, Litigation Support & Valuation Services, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cybersecurity Consulting and Digital Currency.Ranked #1 in Vault's 2020 Best Culture in the Accounting Industry, the Friedman Experience offers an inclusive environment where professionals are developed into respected business leaders, while helping our community navigate their businesses in an evolving world.Equal Opportunity EmployerFriedman LLP is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Friedman LLP will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with qualified disabilities according to Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. If an applicant requires a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Lea Chown at All requests will be held in strict confidence.

Keywords: Friedman LLP, New York , Tax Controversy Manager, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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