State and Local Tax Specialist (SALT)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Kaizen CPAs + Advisors is an established and growing CPA firm, servicing individuals and business since 1964. Though our offices are located in northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin, many of our clients extend south into the Chicago metropolitan area, further north in Wisconsin, and across the United States. By working for Kaizen CPAs + Advisors, you’ll find a positive and supportive team of professionals ready to encourage and celebrate your achievements and successes, whether personal or professional.

Job Description

Are you a highly skilled and knowledgeable tax professional with expertise in state and local tax regulations? Are you passionate about helping clients navigate complex tax landscapes and optimize their tax strategies? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Kaizen CPAs + Advisors is a well-established and respected accounting firm dedicated to providing exceptional tax and financial services to a diverse clientele. We are currently seeking a State and Local Tax Specialist to join our dynamic team of professionals.

As the State and Local Tax Specialist you will serve as a subject matter expert in state and local tax laws, regulations, and compliance requirements. You will assist clients in developing and implementing effective tax planning strategies to minimize liabilities and maximize savings within the state and local tax framework. The SALT specialist will prepare and review complex tax returns, ensuring compliance with all relevant state and local tax laws. Proactively identify opportunities to minimize tax liabilities for our clients. A successful SALT specialist will conduct in-depth research on complex tax issues and interpret state and local tax laws. Stay informed about changes in tax legislation and communicate updates to clients. Provide guidance on tax compliance matters, ensuring clients meet all reporting and payment obligations. As the firm SALT specialist, you will collaborate effectively with other tax professionals and departments within the firm to deliver comprehensive tax services. Share knowledge, insights, and best practices with colleagues to foster a culture of learning and professional development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. CPA or other relevant certifications are strongly preferred, if not already obtained, willingness to obtain required.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in state and local taxation, preferably within a public accounting firm or a similar professional services environment.
  • Thorough understanding of state and local tax laws, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to apply tax regulations to unique client situations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with clients and colleagues.
  • Detail-oriented approach and commitment to delivering accurate and high-quality work.
  • Proficiency in tax software and other relevant tools, with the ability to quickly learn new technologies and leverage them for improved efficiency.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple client engagements simultaneously.

Additional Information

Join our team of dedicated professionals and work in a supportive and collaborative environment that values growth and excellence. At Kaizen CPAs + Advisors, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on clients' businesses while advancing your career as a State and Local Tax Specialist.

We offer competitive compensation packages, comprehensive benefits, and ongoing professional development opportunities to help you reach your full potential.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and contribute to the success of our clients and our firm, we invite you to apply for the position of State and Local Tax Specialist. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kaizen CPAs + Advisors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.