Tax Partner

Title: Tax Partner

Department: Tax

Location: Austin or Round Rock, TX

Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP (ML&R), the largest locally owned and managed accounting firm in the greater Austin area, known for the exceptional work-life balance offered to its employees, is seeking a tax partner to join their team of 22 partners and 100+ associates. This is an exciting opportunity for a current tax partner or senior manager who is qualified to advance to the next level.

Highly regarded in the Austin community and the accounting industry at large, the firm has received numerous prestigious awards, including the “#1 Best Mid-sized Firm to Work For” in the nation by Accounting Today in 2019.

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Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Position Summary:  The ideal, qualified candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in public accounting and a track record of successfully leading team members as well as managing and growing client and referral relationships.

Position Duties:

  • Uphold ML&R’s “people first” values every day, including setting an example of the appropriate balancing of commitments to client service and personal needs, and actively supporting the whole team in doing the same
  • Lead and direct the work of others, coaching firm staff throughout the process
  • Responsible for client management and business development
  • Build deep relationships and interact with clients in order to provide excellent planning, consulting and strategic expertise
  • Review and sign federal and state income tax returns for businesses and individuals
  • Responsible for reviewing key complex returns for risks and opportunities to provide additional service
  • Demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge required for tax planning, research and compliance

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years recent public accounting experience required, with proven track record of growing a client book of business
  • Currently a tax partner, or senior manager who is qualified to advance to the next level, at a top global, national or regional accounting firm
  • Enthusiastic individual wanting to grow with the firm over the next 20+ years
  • Current CPA license required
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Drive to contribute to a dynamic collaborative team environment

More about Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP

Being a great place to work, where our employees reach their full potential and provide exceptional service to our clients and the community, is a key part of our business vision. Consequently, we have an exceptionally low turnover rate. This benefits our clients by allowing them to develop trusting, longstanding relationships with our people. When they request our tax services and other specialties, our clients become an important part of our family, and we become a dependable financial advisor to theirs.


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