Job Details

State and Local Tax

Location:   Cincinnati, Toledo, or Columbus, OH

Salary:   based on experience


POSITION: State and Local Tax

LOCATION: Cincinnati, Toledo, or Columbus OH



GBQ has been a top tax, accounting, and consulting firm for more than 65 years. They are driven by the outcomes they know can change the lives of those they work with and for. They have learned that this is what matters most to their stakeholders, along with a very clear purpose: to empower the growth of their people, communities, and their clients’ businesses. It is why they exist – to drive and inspire their people, clients, and community every day.



The role of State and Local Tax is to actively participate and, in many cases, oversee the completion of a docket of state and local tax projects concentrating on sales, use, property, real property, and unclaimed funds for clients in various industries. Focus on four major initiatives established by the Firm: Profitability, Practice Growth; Client Focus; and Brand Culture/Development.



  • Manage state and local tax workload, complete technical client work, and perform technical tax research.
  • Accurately analyze data and information to assist in developing recommendations and guidance for sales, use, property, real property, and unclaimed funds.
  • Supervise and review work of other team members on assigned client engagements.
  • Research and draft summaries of state tax legislation to communicate in-house and to clients.
  • Complete engagements within established budget and monitor and report the actual hours incurred compared to the budget and process of assigned client engagements.
  • Achieve charge hour budget and meet hour expectations established by Firm.
  • Represent firm and build relationships by attending fundraisers, meetings with prospects/bankers, charitable events, professional organizations, etc.
  • Lead client and team interaction to help ensure efficient flow of information between team, other members of the firm and client personnel.
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities for clients served.
  • Comprehend new, complex tax issues and perform research to solve complex problems.
  • May supervise interns and staff members on client engagements.



  • BA or BS in Accounting or related field.
  • CPA certification or JD preferred.
  • Knowledge of Ohio tax law in all areas, preference for multistate income / franchise tax required
  • Must possess good client relationship skills, an ability to effectively communicate with team members and be self-sufficient in the management of concurrent projects.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, judgment, and working knowledge of accounting and tax software.
  • Ability to manage a number of projects at once, work in a fast-paced environment, and manage relationships to exceed expectations
  • Confidence to work with a variety of clients.
  • Ability to work well independently and complete projects in a timely manner. Goal oriented and a self-starter.


Elyse McClish, Recruiter