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Tax Associate I Fall 2025 - Chicago



Jan 13

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Chicago

AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate for the Tax Associate I position in Chicago must have a bachelor's degree, strong computer skills, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. They should also have internship experience in accounting or a related field, basic knowledge of GAAP and Taxation compliance, and the desire to obtain CPA certification. Strong analytical skills, the ability to multitask and problem solve, and willingness to travel as required are also necessary.
  • The Tax Associate I will assist in planning tax assignments, prepare and review tax returns, develop compliance knowledge, participate in client assignments, maintain client relationships, provide exceptional service, uphold professional standards, and assist with training and mentoring junior associates.


  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Taxation or related field preferred
  • CPA eligible; desire to obtain certification is required
  • Internship experience in accounting or related field preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, research and tax project management skills, including basic knowledge of GAAP, Taxation compliance, codes and regulations
  • Ability to multi-task, think independently and problem solve in a results driven team oriented environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
  • Strong computer and technical skills including, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, intranet and audit software
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs


  • Gain an understanding and assist in planning multiple tax assignments in Real Estate, Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing and many more industries
  • Prepare and review federal and state tax returns for partnerships, C corporations, S corporations and individuals
  • Develop tax compliance knowledge and assist with IRS audits, tax notice response, trust returns, gift and estate returns
  • Participate in client assignments from beginning to end
  • Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with all levels of client staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships
  • Pledge to provide exceptional service to every client by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs
  • Maintain and comply with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct
  • Assist with training and mentoring junior associates and interns on tax methodology


What is the job title for this position?

The job title for this position is Tax Associate I Fall 2025 - Chicago.

What is the company name and its focus?

The company is CBIZ, which delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients.

How many offices does CBIZ have?

CBIZ has over 120 offices throughout the U.S.

How many associates work for CBIZ?

CBIZ has nearly 7,000 associates.

What type of expertise does CBIZ provide?

CBIZ provides national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level.

Trusted local advisors enhanced by specialists nationwide. (NYSE: CBZ)

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Mission & Purpose

With over 120 offices and nearly 7,000 associates throughout the U.S., CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions: 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work® 2020 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence Top 101 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation 2020 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America 2021 Top Workplaces USA We are one of the nation's leading: Accounting Providers Employee Benefits Specialists Property & Casualty Brokerage and Risk Consulting Firms Valuation Firms Retirement & Investment Specialists CBIZ is associated with Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM)*, a national, independent CPA firm. Through this association, we offer audit and attest services.