Tax Manager


Tax Manager

Toledo, OH

Organization: GBQ

Salary: based on experience


  • Are you looking to empower your growth?
  • Do you have strong tax knowledge that you wish to utilize in a fast-growing public accounting firm?
  • Does a client-facing role appeal to you?



GBQ has been a top performing tax, accounting, and consulting firm for more than 69 years. They are driven by the outcomes of changing the lives with and for whom they work. GBQ believes in empowering the growth of employees, communities, and their clients’ businesses. This purpose is at the core of everything they do. GBQ has four locations throughout Ohio.



The Tax Senior will Oversee all aspects of the tax planning, preparation and review process for all tax engagements. Individual also oversees all miscellaneous tax projects and conducts complex tax research to support the client’s tax compliance and reporting. Perform review of all tax workpapers and returns and ensure that all review comments are cleared prior to filing. Maintain client relationships and assist firm leadership in identifying new work and assist in obtaining new engagements. Focus on four major initiatives established by the Firm: Profitability, Practice Growth; Client Focus; and Brand Culture/Development.


  • Oversee all aspects of tax engagements including tax planning, preparation and review of corporate, partnership, trust and individual income tax returns
  • Prepare complex corporate, partnership, trust and individual income tax returns and perform necessary tax planning and research.
  • Supervise and review all work of seniors, staff, and interns on assigned client engagements.
  • Responsible for supervising, mentoring training and supporting development of seniors, staff and interns.
  • Communicate status of work, problems, and findings to both internal GBQ management and clients.
  • Collaborate with firm leaders, other departments and client leadership to identify issues and develop and implement solutions to address issues identified.
  • Review engagement profitability and prepare and analyze monthly billing for assigned engagements.
  • Develop and deliver executive presentations, summaries of financial information and lead client and internal meetings.


  • Monitor the hours incurred by engagement team members and the progress of assigned client engagements to ensure work is completed within both a defined budget and a defined timeline.
  • Achieve charge hour budget and meet hour expectations established by Firm.
  • Monitor staff charge budgets to ensure staff and seniors achieve charge hour budgets and hour expectations established by firm.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple engagements and tasks.
  • Participate in and lead “approved” non-client initiatives to improve firm administration.
  • Assist in establishing and implementing policies that improve department efficiencies.
  • Consistently utilize all firm and department software efficiently.


  • Represent firm and build relationships by attending fundraisers, meetings with prospects/bankers, charitable events, professional organizations, etc.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills while completing client work and firm-related projects.
  • Identify opportunities to obtain new engagements and assist firm leadership in securing new clients and engagements.
  • Participate in and lead public speaking engagements and presentations.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, judgement, and knowledge of GAAP and GAAS.
  • Exhibit behavior consistent with rules of conduct of the AICPA, OSCPA, and Accountancy Board of Ohio.
  • Lead client and team interaction to help ensure efficient flow of information between team members and client personnel.
  • Identify process improvements resulting in efficiencies on client engagements.
  • Comprehend and summarize complex issues and perform technical research.


  • Exemplify Brand Attributes of the Firm and promote positive work environment for team members.
  • Support and ensure adherence to all administrative policies and procedures of the Firm.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently or in a team environment and exhibit confidence addressing and resolving conflict with peers, subordinates and firm leaders.
  • Consistently seek feedback on performance from superiors and enhance and develop individual professional and technical skills.
  • Prepare and deliver objective and candid performance evaluations to direct reports and identify coaching and mentoring opportunities to assist in development of associates.



  • BA or BS in accounting or a related field.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in federal, state and local tax issues.
  • Strong proficiency with tax research software packages and strong working knowledge of federal tax code and regulations.
  • Approximately 5-7 years of public accounting experience in tax.



  • Team-oriented professional.
  • Can handle multiple deadlines with ease.
  • Ability to manage a number of projects at once.
  • Thrives on connections to grow clientele.



The Tax Manager will be an integral professional who will help grow the business to reach new heights for GBQ.



Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.