State and Local Tax Senior Associate
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About Us: 

PKF Mueller is an award-winning, full-service, certified public accounting and business advisory firm serving clients both domestically and internationally. Since its 1968 founding, the Firm has significantly grown and currently serves clients from multiple offices in the Chicagoland area as well as an office in Sarasota, Florida. PKF Mueller provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, and business advisory services.


According to Inside Public Accounting, PKF Mueller is a top 150 ranked U.S.-based accounting firm and one of the “Top Firms in the Great Lakes Area.” Crain’s Chicago Business has also named PKF Mueller one the largest accounting firms in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Additionally, PKF Mueller has been recognized as a “Best Places to Work in Illinois” consecutively for over 10 years.

Our people are the center of everything we do, and we are committed to fostering an environment where every employee feels comfortable bringing their authentic self to work every day. We value each employee’s unique background, culture, viewpoint, and identity, and how these contribute to new ideas and perspectives that help us all succeed – together.

Position Summary:
We are currently seeking an experienced State and Local Tax (SALT) Senior Associate to join our talented team. This person is responsible for researching and applying multi-state tax laws to coordinate clients’ financial information for the accurate, timely completion of partnership, corporate, individual and fiduciary tax returns. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of State and Local Tax Senior Associate:

  • Manage multi-state reviews that analyze franchise, income, exemptions, credits and incentives, and corporate structures that reduce client’s tax burden
  • Consult with clients to make recommendations on business and process improvement • Work directly with state auditors to resolve client audit issues
  • Maintains and expands on knowledge of tax compliance, tax reporting, tax research, and tax planning on a multi-state level
  • Ability to prepare detailed tax training and develop staff
  • Responsible for monitoring and applying federal and state income tax-related legislation and IRS pronouncements
  • Ability to participate in practice administration including sales, budgeting, recruiting, scheduling, billing and collection
  • Ability to receive and accomplish other responsibilities, as assigned 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, taxation is desirable
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant
  • Senior Level - Minimum of 2-4 years of state and local tax compliance
  • Supervisor Level - Minimum of 3-6 years of state and local tax compliance, supervisor experience a plus
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and sufficient computer skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel and Word
  • Ability to interface with employees companywide
  • Experience with Prosystemfx tax software
  • Have a strong personal identification with PKF Mueller’s firm values.
  • Possess a valid drivers license or have reliable transportation to perform the job requirements. 

Total Rewards: 

We are committed to providing our greatest assets, our people, with a competitive salary along with a wide range of comprehensive benefits, perks, and rewards to support their and their family’s overall well-being. Our employee offerings deliver maximum options and flexibility to fit each individual’s needs. Check them out here

Opportunities for Advancement: 

Given our unique business strategy, we are experiencing growth that will provide significant opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the firm. Our Pathways to Success document outlines the progression from Associate to Partner level. 

EEO Statement:

PKF Mueller is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-888-8600 or send us an email at