Ryan & Wetmore, PC

Senior Tax Manager

Who We Are

Ryan & Wetmore is a full-service accounting, tax, and management consulting firm, servicing the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area since 1988. We provide a proactive approach with our clients and staff in our traditional and non-traditional consulting services.

We work hard to earn our clients’ confidence by encouraging open communication year-round. Through our numerous consulting engagements, we have become trusted business advisors. We do this by balancing our objectives of keeping an unbiased perspective and being our clients’ advocate. This approach has enabled us to help clients become more efficient, more competitive, and, therefore, more profitable.

Our employees are given the autonomy and trust to work on deadline-driven client deliverables independently while sharing close relationships with their supervisors. At Ryan & Wetmore, we believe that we can only be our greatest if our team is equipped with the best tools, content with their work environment, and energized to excel.

About The Role

Position Tasks
  • Providing tax compliance, planning, and advisory services to Ryan & Wetmore, P.C. clients
  • Proactively researching existing and proposed tax law to determine impact on clients’ financial position; present finding / recommendations to clients as appropriate
  • Experience and understanding of flow through taxation, Partnership and S Corp.
  • Reviewing work papers prepared by staff; recommend changes, additional documentation, research, and calculations as necessary to comply with applicable tax law and Firm policy
  • Participating in business development activities to increase client base; attend networking events and industry meetings and partake in thought leadership and speaking engagements
  • Leading client relationships on day to day tax matters supporting partners with service execution and development of extended services.
  • Planning and participating in tax projects and compliance on various clients including law firms, engineering firms, medical and other types of professional service businesses
  • Communicating with business owners as well as the internal accounting and tax departments of business clients to ensure delivery of exceptional client service
  • Recommending tax strategies and solutions by being a thought leader understanding client’s business requirements and current market conditions
  • Interacting directly with Partners on matters related to client and engagement management
  • Assisting with business development activities by expanding existing client relationships and proposal participation and new business prospect sales appointments
  • Managing, supervising, training, and leading the staff through counsel, guidance and coaching. Evaluate performance and work efforts; participate in performance appraisal process
  • Managing engagements and projects in order to achieve specific revenue and profit objectives through the management of the client’s budget, invoicing for time incurred and collecting fees billed
  • Assisting with recruiting activities to include campus recruiting along with referring experienced individuals to the firm and participating in the firm’s Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Demonstrating excellent team skills, positive attitude and high ethical standards
  • Confidentiality of Firm and client information is critical.

About You

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of public accounting experience
  • Degree in Accounting or related field required
  • Masters in Taxation, JD or other applicable advanced degree preferred
  • Active CPA license required
  • Experience reviewing corporate returns, flow through entities, multi-state, partnerships and individual tax returns
  • Strong technical proficiency
  • Willing to travel locally (DC/MD/VA); limited travel involved
  • Excellent analytical, technical and tax accounting skills with proficiency in US GAAP, S Corporations, C Corporations and Pass through experience
  • Experience in preparation and review of Corporate, S-Corp. and/or Partnership tax returns is required
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries
  • Capable of effectively developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Excellent written/verbal communications and collaboration skills
  • Ability to compose written tax advice
  • Strong leadership and business development skills and integrity within a professional environment
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements in a fast paced environment
  • Computer software experience, including knowledge of various tax software packages and technologies, is expected.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites as required, is expected.
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Frequently asked questions:

Currently, we offer Accounting Internship and Marketing Internship positions, however always be on the lookout for additional opportunities.

Internship contracts start with a 3-month (semester-long) commitment, however, can be extended for candidates who express interest. Many interns choose to stay on as interns until they graduate from their undergraduate degree, and move into Jr. Staff or Staff Accountant positions.

When you become an intern at R&W we will ask for your availability. Our goal is to make it a flexible opportunity for you that surrounds your school and extracurricular schedule. Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM, so generally, there will be overlap with these times.

Internships generally align with university semester schedules (Fall, Spring, and Summer start dates). However, these dates can be flexible to match your needs!

Internship placements can be based out of our 3 office locations; Bethesda, MD, Frederick, MD, and Vienna, VA.

Interns generally work between 25-29 hours per week. Your hours might look different if you have a midterm, final, or soccer game coming up. We are here to support you at school and in the office.

Assistance, mentorship, career pathway into accounting (Accounting Intern -> Jr. Staff Accountant -> Staff Accountant), networking, opportunities, software training, Invitations to lunch with great coworkers, and free coffee in the office