Tax Director

Since 1984, Cain Watters & Associates (CWA) has provided dental professionals with proactive tax planning, sound accounting practices and solid money growth strategies. A trusted name in the industry, we work with thousands of dentists and dental practice owners in 50 states.
CWA has consistently been recognized from rating services and publications such as:
Forbes America’s Best Tax & Accounting Firms (2022, 2023)INSIDE Public Accounting – Top 100 Firms (2022, 2023)INSIDE Public Accounting – Top 100 Fastest Growing Firms (2022)Accounting Today – Beyond Top 100: Firms to Watch (2020)Accounting Today – Regional Leaders Top Firms (2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020)INSIDE Public Accounting – Beyond the Top 100 (2015, 2016, 2018, 2020)INSIDE Public Accounting – Top 200 Firms (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)Dallas Business Journal – Top Accounting Firms (2018)Dallas Business Journal – Largest North Texas Accounting Firms (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)Dallas Business Journal – Top Ranked North Texas Wealth Management Firms (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
At Cain Watters & Associates, we know that our success begins with our people. We have an exceptional group of professionals providing the highest level of financial planning, tax services, and accounting services to our clients.
We are looking to add a Tax Director to our team!
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Reporting to the Managing Partner of the Tax department, the Tax Director is responsible for all aspects of tax compliance within the department, mentorship of the Tax Management team, and fostering a department of accountability through motivational leadership.
Essential Functions
Develop and meet annual department goalsWork directly with Managing partner on yearly revenue and salary budgets for the departmentProvide oversight and mentorship the Sr. Tax ManagersPartner with human resources on employee relation issues/concerns
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide tax consultations as needed for client consultsServes as the department interface between the Tax and Planning departmentsPartner with the Tax Managers and Sr. Research Manager to ensure clear department-wide application of tax law interpretationsFacilitate regular meetings with the Tax Managers regarding progress towards departmental goalsMeet with the Executive Leadership team on a quarterly basis to provide departmental updates and feedbackCreate a culture of accountability through soliciting department and firm-wide feedbackProvide monthly updates to the Partner Group and Finance monthly on yearly budget revenue and salary goalsPerform Audit Defense for returns CWA preparedManage the process of responding to Tax noticesResearching new Technology and processes to keep the department excelling and successfulExercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.Foster open, proactive communication with other departments to ensure that Tax is providing the service they expectDemonstrate broad expertise or unique knowledge and skill set to contribute to development of firm-wide objectives and principles to achieve goals in effective ways
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of essential functions or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Essential functions and responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, tax or related fieldCPA or EA required10+ years’ experience in public accounting or its equivalent5+ years’ experience managing a large team or department requiredThorough knowledge of tax lawsStrong verbal and communication and interpersonalAct as a team player and demonstrate a positive attitudeProven ability to drive departmental culture and accountabilityExcellent organizational skills and attention to detailStrong supervisory and leadership skillsProven leadership experience with the ability to develop and motivate others
No travel is expected in this role.
Work Environment
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands
This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing may be required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed based on management’s approval. The ability to work remotely is allowed based on management’s approval.

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