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Federal Tax Associate (Fall 2025/Winter 2026) - Seattle

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2mo ago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $82K

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  • You need a Bachelor's degree, CPA exam eligibility, strong communication and organization skills, and the ability to work with clients in a collaborative team environment. Additional designations like CPA, JD, or Enrolled Agent are preferred.
  • You will work with high net worth clients, complete tax planning, prepare tax returns, research tax laws, and develop cutting edge tax strategies to minimize clients' tax rates. Stay current on tax legislation and build strong client relationships.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxSeattle


  • At RSM, associates work with large and small companies in various industries. They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses and challenges. Associates work on multiple team engagements each year, including several pieces of any particular assignment - not just one part. Working in a mutually respectful team environment helps our associates perform at their best and integrate their career with their personal life.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business-related field
  • Required coursework to sit for CPA exam, licensed JD or enrolled agent
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Excellent client relation and interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with clients to answer questions or to collect necessary information for client service engagements
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities and take ownership of assigned tasks
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA, JD or Enrolled Agent designation
  • LL.M. in Taxation and/or Master’s in Taxation

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Working with high net worth families, closely held businesses, estates, trusts and private foundations 
  • Developing strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their needs and challenges 
  • Completing tax planning and research 
  • Preparing federal and state & local tax returns 
  • Developing a general understating of reporting requirements of different entity structures and the compliance process Increasing involvement in developing cutting edge tax ideas that could significantly lessen clients overall effective tax rates 
  • Leveraging tax knowledge and understanding of the tax preparation process to bring work to completion for review 
  • Demonstrating awareness of differing levels of assurance as it relates to tax positions taken through writing memoranda and other written documentation on complex tax issues for business and private tax clients 
  • Staying current on tax legislation relevant to Private Client Service clients 


Work type

Full time

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82000 USD