Cost Segregation Tax Manager

RSM US   •  

Mc Lean, VA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

As a Tax Manager in RSM’s Tangible Property Services group this position involves overseeing projects focused on analyzing fixed assets through cost segregation studies, federal tax depreciation method reviews, and fixed asset management engagements.

Tasks will include construction cost estimating, reviewing and analyzing constructionblueprints, physically inspecting client facilities, researching relevant tax authority, preparing engagement documentation, and drafting reports for clients.

The individual will also be involved in reviewing clients' capital maintenance and repair expenses for proper tax accounting treatment, and accurately maintaining tax depreciation in a variety of software packages (fixed asset management). Tasks may include reviewing historical fixed asset depreciation schedules, developing import files compatible with software packages, uploading current year asset addition/disposition data, maintaining Microsoft Excel roll-forward schedules and updating historical asset records within the software.

  • Frequent (up to 20% of time) out-of-town travel would be required, and direct client contact is expected as well.


As a Tax Manager for RSM you will be responsible for the following job duties which are focused around three core concepts (Technical & Quality Expertise, People & Talent Management, and Client Service/Business Development):

  • Proven track record of project management skills and ability to manage client service teams and multiple projects in a fast-paced and interactive team environment
  • Perform tax planning and research, resolving complex tax issues, and giving recommendations to clients, relating to the federal tax depreciation and expensing
  • Ability to identify, sell and deliver new value-added opportunities for new and existing clients
  • Train and develop staff members – approximately 10-20% of your time
  • Work on multiple complex issues while communicating in a non-technical manner to facilitate communication between the client and the service team while managing the risk for both the client and the firm

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting with constructionexperience or basic construction knowledge, or
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management
  • CPA, Enrolled Agent, Architect, Professional Engineer, Certified Cost Segregation Professional
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in fixed assets, construction engineering or management, construction cost estimating, cost segregation or capital asset accounting and depreciation
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software - specifically Excel and Word
  • Organized, detail-oriented, strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work closely with clients to answer questions or to collect necessary information for tax depreciation planning and cost segregation service requirements
  • Knowledge of building systems, construction techniques and experience in construction cost estimating
  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal tangible property regulations and general tax depreciation rules
  • Working knowledge of tax depreciation systems such as Bloomberg Tax BNA, Sage FAS, etc.