Senior Tax Manager


We’re hiring for a Senior Head of Tax Avoidance and Legal Schemer Alchemist Position. Oh wait… I mean, are you looking for a complicated CPA job otherwise known as Senior Tax Manager in Spokane or North Idaho for a CPA firm where you could neatly put your soul on the partner plan and maybe not feeling all that jazzed about the options of just jumping from one firm to the other? Like transitioning from Coke to Pepsi. We’re the Coke that miraculously has Jack Daniels already in it now! Whoop Whoop.

Hey there tax form filer. Your job sounds boring to us, that’s why we want you to do this crap so no one else has to melt their brain thinking about it… and all we really have to offer you is interesting folks, convoluted 50 state registrations and world wide income and paying tax literally everywhere and hoping to do it totally accurately so we don’t go to jail and move on. No one loves paying taxes. Although no one loves living in a third world country where a crooked dictator can do what they want so maybe taxes and our nationwide dysfunction accomplish something.

Whatever your case. We’re looking for a fun person to work with our vibrant group and sometimes inspired financial and accounting folks to try to file all this crap we have to file all over the place on time and accurately and maybe you’ll have a crazy idea at some point to make sure we pay as little as legally and legitimately possible. Think Ted Turner and conservation easements on weird Buffalo ranches in North Dakota. Yeah. Do whatever you want here… Just make sure we don’t go to jail or do something illegal.





  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision for employees
  • Annual review with raise option
  • 22 days Paid Time Off accrued annually, and 4 holidays
    • After 3 years, PTO increases to 29 days. Employees transition to flexible time off after 5 years with the company—not accrued, not capped, take time off when you want
    • The 4 holidays are: New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 4% company matching 401(k) with no vesting period
  • Quarterly "Work Wherever" allowance
    • Use to make your remote work wherever set up more comfortable, for continuing education classes, a plant for your desk, coffee for your coworker, a massage for yourself... really, whatever
  • Open concept office with friendly coworkers
  • Creative environment where you can make a difference
  • No dumb benefits like free dog walking on the weekends that snobby hipster places have to make you feel cool, but mathematically won't cost the company much money because you won't use it
  • Trail Mix Bar --- oh yeah


  • Timely and accurate compliance preparation and filing for all direct and indirect tax requirements of the businesses
  • Manage and coordinate associated cash payments and prepayments required for compliance
  • Manage direct and indirect tax audit processes and communications for all jurisdictions as they arise
  • Manage and coordinate annual tax return preparation and review
  • Prepare various analysis required to build and support tax positions such as R&D credits, depreciation schedules, etc.
  • Prepare deferred tax provisions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Create short and long-term tax forecast to support cash management activities
  • Proactively stay current on tax developments that may impact positively or negatively the company's tax positions
  • Learn the business; integrate to ensure tax consequences of business activities are understood as part of build process not after the fact
  • Lead planning and research activities regarding direct and indirect tax scenarios; communicate findings efficiently to non-tax professionals


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA required or JD/LLM in Taxation
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant, progressive, professional experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of general accounting concepts
  • Previous professional experience working with tax preparation of partnerships and corporations
  • Requires strong level of knowledge in federal and state taxation
  • Experience with tax preparation software required, Lacerte is a plus
  • Integrity and discretion
  • Flexible attitude to contribute to the overall success of the business
  • Experience utilizing tax research tools such as CCH, BNA or Thomson Reuters

Why you might like this job:

You went to a lot of school. You like numbers. You like solving problems. You like organization and getting stuff done. You thought being a CPA at a firm would be amazing and then every time you hand someone a bill they are bummed… and you’re like, maybe if I am a partner at a firm and make money off of everyone else and only work on the premium clients I’ll be happier and then you realized, the premium clients are still bummed when you hand them a bill and you hopped online and by chance, you happened to stumble onto the weirdest Sr Tax Manager posting you’ve read and you now feel a little tingle… a little excitement like maybe just maybe Corporate Tools could save your soul and provide a fulfilling career where you have no cap to what you could do with taxes and actually help running a business.