National Tax Assistant Director

BKD, LLP   •  

Springfield, MO

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 135 days ago

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BKD, LLP, is seeking career-minded candidates to fill a national office position as a National Tax Assistant Director. This is a highly visible role encompassing all aspects of taxation and tax policy.

The National Tax Assistant Director position is a rotation through BKD’s National Office (Springfield, MO). Candidates in this position should expect to spend at least three years with the National Office before rotating to one of 30+ BKD practice offices. This position reports directly to the Director of Tax Quality Control and works closely with the National Tax Director.

** Consideration will be given to individuals not local to Springfield, who reside in a BKD footprint city (BKD locations) and are open to regular travel to our National Office.

The National Tax Assistant Director is recognized as a firm-wide technical resource and pillar for tax quality control. An ideal candidate has several years of tax experience and is competent in business and individual tax compliance. This role offers opportunities to enhance the firm’s reputation for tax excellence by ensuring compliance with internal policies and tax statutes. Additionally, this role will provide someone with a rare view of firm operations, exposure and working relationships with firm leadership and opportunities to work on various firm-wide initiatives from the ground up. Candidates should enjoy problem solving, as well as analyzing and developing appropriate resolutions to technical tax issues.


  • Broad exposure to federal income taxation with experience researching client inquiries and emerging issues
  • Sound understanding of tax positions and the importance of supporting positions taken as well as the confidence to challenge or recommend an alternative position
  • Demonstrated strong research and writing skills, and well-developed presentation skills
  • Professional demeanor toward clients, team members and work assignments with a collaborative work style
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize while managing tight deadlines, projects and client service
  • CPA license
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in roles of progressively increasing responsibility in public accounting
  • Strong desire to broaden technical and leadership skills
  • Travel (less than 20%)

Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit BKD, LLP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

BKD does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. BKD will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed BKD vendor agreement. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered property of BKD. BKD will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


BKD is a place where people build careers, gain new skills and enjoy big firm resources with a small firm approach to teamwork and camaraderie. We focus on providing unmatched client service to everyone we encounter—both in the marketplace and in our offices.

We also offer the support, resources and opportunities you need to further develop your career. We listen to learn, combine innovation with practicality and give back to the communities where we live and work. See what we offer new hires in terms of competitive compensation, People First benefits and paid time off.

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