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Director, State Income and Franchise Tax

Company: Ryan, LLC
Location: San Jose
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

This position is located in Southern California, ideally in either Los Angeles or San Diego. We are seeking an individual with State and Local Tax experience. If the individual is currently a Director and ready for a promotion or a Partner, Managing Director or Partner in a Big Four or Regional Firm, this position can be upgraded to a Principal level.

The State Income and Franchise Tax Director ("Director") leads a team to provide complex consulting services to corporate clients. The Director will diagnose, develop, and implement solutions for client tax needs. The Director will also direct tax research, formulate tax plans, and perform tax reviews.Duties and responsibilities, as they align to Ryan's Key Results


  • Leads team in developing project workplans and scheduling associated project deliverables.
  • Maintains a professional and positive attitude at all times; being a team player and able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Acts as a mentor, guiding team members on their career paths.


    • When necessary, defends client tax positions in court.
    • Builds strong relationships with clients and with the firm's leadership.
    • Travels to client locations to gather information.
    • Performs as the oversight to the quality of work performed by the team for clients.
    • Assists with client billing and financial forecasting.
    • Prepares and conducts client presentations.
    • Responds to client inquiries and requests from tax authorities.


      • Manages complex income/franchise tax projects, including audit defense, managed audits, managed compliance, reverse audits, and tax recovery.
      • Works effectively in a complex, deadline-driven environment.
      • Handles tasks in a timely manner and with a high degree of accuracy.
      • Handles and safeguards confidential information and sensitive material.
      • Possesses solid analytical aptitude, research, and problem-solving skills.
      • Utilizes strong grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills.
      • Reviews documentation and researches issues.
      • Effectively delegates work among team.
      • Prepares and files amended state corporate income and franchise tax returns.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.

        Education and Experience:

        Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting and/or Finance required with at least ten years of related experience. Candidates for this position will possess extensive experience on multi-state engagements. Candidates will be considered an expert with regards to multistate tax law and will have extensive knowledge of case law, trends and the appeals process. Candidates will have strong relationships among clients and tax authorities and will possess multiple years of experience managing and mentoring teams of employees to complete client engagements.

        Computer Skills:

        To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft-- Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet navigation and research.

        Certificates and Licenses:

        Valid driver's license required.

        Supervisory Responsibilities:

        Directly supervises employees in the State Income/Franchise Tax practice and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Firm's policies and applicable laws.

        Work Environment:

        • Standard indoor working environment.
        • Occasional long periods of sitting while working at computer.
        • Occasional long periods of standing while copying.
        • Position requires regular interaction with employees and clients both in person and via e-mail and telephone.
        • Independent travel requirement: 25 to 50%.

          Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

Keywords: Ryan, LLC, San Jose , Director, State Income and Franchise Tax, Executive , San Jose, California

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