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Holly Fish, Director of Human Resources and Firm Marketing
Summary of Responsibilities
- Involved with a wide variety of diversified, complex, tax related responsibilities, and assists with the supervision of other tax staff.
- Manage multiple client engagements simultaneously.
- Possess a complete knowledge of the firm’s operating philosophy and culture.
- Demonstrate an awareness of current economic and business developments and possess the ability to determine the impact on clients.
- Develop and maintain a high level of technical proficiency in the tax area and assigned specialization areas.
- Possess an advanced knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state and local tax laws, regulations and rules.
- Develop necessary skills to assist with representing firm clients in tax examinations.
- Possess the ability to research complex tax issues.
- Formulate recommendations for solutions to clients’ technical issues/problems.
- Take responsibility for all technical aspects on tax engagements.
- Adhere to both firm and professional tax standards.
- Act as a technical resource and provide assistance to staff as needed.
- Take a leadership role in team building and monitoring progress.
- Articulate engagement team goals and motivate people to achieve them.
- Effectively address conflicts as they arise within engagement teams.
- Keep engagement team members informed of changes and developments in technical and industry-specific areas through dissemination of information, meetings, training sessions, etc.
- Effectively communicate technical matters to clients, verbally and in writing.
- Use relevant examples, analysis, and personal experiences to clarify ideas.
- Identify and implement ideas for continuous improvement for the firm and clients.
- Develop clear, understandable goals/priorities and persuasively communicate them to others.
- Respond immediately to changing situations by coming up with innovative, creative ideas and actions, and reconsider even the most strongly held ideas.
- Ensure that key stakeholders (both within the firms and at the client) coordinate activities, share information, and effectively/efficiently manage resources throughout an engagement or project.
- Consistently receive positive feedback from clients regarding satisfaction of work.
- Instill confidence so that clients seek his/her counsel and advice on a regular basis.
- Exhibit flexibility and responsiveness in meeting client needs and manage client expectations.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the client’s financial situation.
- Where appropriate, maintain contact with clients throughout the year, rather than merely focusing on immediate problems.
- Answer any questions client may have to ensure a complete understanding of nature and terms of assignment, including estimate of fees.
- Supervise staff and review tax work papers and tax returns.
- Monitor progress of work during engagement in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion.
- Anticipate problem areas and question that might arise. Resolve problems with engagement owner’s approval.
- Provide input for billings to engagement partner.
- Possess a broad learning capacity, and be open to new ideas and learning new things.
- Demonstrate an obvious shift in nature of personal charge time to more supervising and less doing.
- Supervise effectively, recognize capabilities of subordinates, and provide adequate on the job training, including assimilating new hires into the firm.
- Generously share knowledge with others to facilitate skill development and career advancement.
- Actively participate in the firm’s marketing activities and help the firm achieve specific new business development goals.
- Recognize opportunities to provide additional services to existing clients.
- Make efforts to develop new business for firm and to maintain its professional image in the community. This includes taking an active role in professional, civic, or charitable organizations.
- Promote and implement the firm’s efficiency initiatives on all client assignments.
- Seek opportunities to leverage work and utilize appropriate technology.
- Develop improved engagement plans and budgets, utilizing personal experience/knowledge of the client and that of others.
- Achieve, on a consistent basis, realization targets established by the engagement budget.
- Closely manage individual productivity (i.e. realization, utilization, and engagement efficiency)