Research & Development Tax Senior Manager

Moss Adams LLP   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 57 days ago

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Why Moss Adams? Moss Adams brings more West to business. We’re excited by the greatness ofpossibility and the extraordinary potential for companies and individuals to prosper. With more than 2,600 professionals across 20-plus locations in the West and beyond, Moss Adams provides theworld’s most innovative companies with specialized accounting, consulting, and wealth management services to help them embrace emerging opportunity.

The Tax Specialty Group at Moss Adams specializes in international, federal, and state and local tax services designed to help our clients reduce their tax liability, increase cash flow, and manage risk. The R&D Tax Credit team at Moss Adams assists a wide variety of companies to identify and quantify federal and state research tax credits. They perform R&D tax credit studies, interview clients and document eligible tax credit criteria, research and draft technical memoranda regarding R&D and tax issues, as well as assist with other projects as assigned.

Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.


  • Leads planning and engagement management
  • Schedules and conducts informational gathering interviews with clients
  • Obtains and organizes documentation obtained from the client
  • Performs tax research
  • Drafts technical reports and correspondence
  • Assists with taxing authority audit defense
  • Conducts sales activities to identify and target potential clients
  • Mentors and develops team


  • Bachelor’s degree required; emphasis in Accounting, Business, Construction Management or Engineering preferred
  • Advanced degree preferred (e.g. MST, JD, or LL.M)
  • CPA, bar membership or equivalent credential required
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience in R&D tax credits or tax compliance
  • Ability to train and develop a team
  • Previous experience handling multiple engagements simultaneously, while providing leadership and management over professional staff required
  • Prior success in leading key business development, project delivery and practice development activities preferred
  • Demonstrate success to the firm around practice development, providing thought leadership and meeting target sales goals by having an established network and participating in various market facing activities, such as industry presentations, webcasts, professional networking events, etc.
  • Experience in serving mid-market clients preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%

Here, you’ll be challenged and rewarded for leadership, technical excellence, and inspired perspectives. That’s why we offer opportunities to build your skills and explore your career in a supportive environment. At Moss Adams, where you take your career is up to you.

Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.