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Tax Senior

Location: Portland, Oregon
Job Code: TxSr13
# of openings: 2



Tax Senior

Some may think a job is just a job, but at Perkins & Co we believe in igniting possibilities by helping our employees develop a career that fulfills their ambitions. We hire great people and give them a great place to work. Our secret to keeping them around is a positive culture, strong community involvement and a dedication to constantly increasing our competencies.


The Tax Senior is an integral role for the firm which allows one to develop critical skills such as reviewing work of other tax staff and providing constructive criticism/work notes.  This person will also be collaborating with Tax Managers and Shareholders to facilitate projects, obtain more exposure to complex tax issues and the opportunity to learn how to resolve them.  This is a developmental role that allows the Tax Senior to expand and build the skills and knowledge that are necessary to become a Tax Manager.


Additionally, we want someone who is not only focused on creating a strong deliverable for our external clients, but also someone who is passionate about developing the people they work with and values an environment that strives to consistently grow.


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Client Management

  • Complete corporation and pass through entity returns as well as various sized family-owned or privately held entity tax returns
  • Develop a strong understanding of the client’s business and industry
  • Manage competing priority deliverables and communicate accordingly to deliver excellent client service


Engagement Management

  • Communicate both internally and externally to manage expectations and keep the engagement progressing
  • Develop and motivate engagement staff by providing technical assistance as needed
  • Foster teamwork and innovation to enhance the client service experience


Professional Development

  • Demonstrate technical curiosity that allows for professional and personal growth
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask questions that will further your understanding of the client and the return
  • Demonstrate the ability to multitask and communicate accordingly with in-charges



  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in public accounting, preferably in a large local/regional or Big 4 firm, experience in a paperless environment is a plus
  • Professional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient with use of office technology and software (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • High level of integrity and trustworthiness
  • Proven ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and detail skills


*Relocation assistance is available for this position.




Perkins & Co offers a competitive salary, 401(k) profit sharing plan, paid time off plan, annual performance based bonuses for managers, and a comprehensive insurance package. We believe that ongoing training isn't just a benefit - to provide top notch client service, it’s a necessity. We provide comprehensive in-house, external, and off-site training using a variety of high quality vendors, including the BDO Alliance USA.



Perkins & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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