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Moss Adams LLP State and Local Tax Manager - Controversy in Orange County, California

State and Local Tax Manager - Controversy


At Moss Adams, we champion authenticity. For us, that means fostering a culture of talented people who care—about you, about our clients, and about our communities. Here, you’ll work towards our mission of empowering others to embrace opportunity, growing as a leader along the way. Our firm’s size, middle-market clients, customized career paths, and supportive culture make this a reality. Join a values-driven firm where you’ll have fun while solving complex and interesting business challenges.

Introduction to the team

With an abundant spirit of optimism, openness, and enterprise, Moss Adams helps organizations realize greater potential. The tax specialty group (TSG) at Moss Adams is comprised of tax professionals who go beyond compliance–providing deep technical and strategic guidance to clients so they're better equipped to tackle their most vexing challenges and embrace emerging opportunity. Within TSG, the State & Local Tax team helps clients compete and succeed by staying up-to-date on the ever-changing, complex state and local tax rules. These business advisors specialize in solutions that span income tax, indirect tax, property tax, and tax controversy matters. Join one of the fastest growing groups at Moss Adams and start realizing your potential.

Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.


  • Research on legal and regulatory matters affecting clients

  • Drafting responses to Administrative inquiries on behalf of clients

  • Participating in meetings with clients and government officials on behalf of clients

  • Assist in resolving matters at the State or Local level impacting clients

  • Assist in Administrative Dispute process including Audits, Protests, Settlements, and Appeals or other similar administrative dispute resolution process

  • Participate in continuing education and outreach

  • Keep up to date on state and local tax law changes

  • Participate in business development activities as needed

  • Develop internal relationships within the firm and help grow external branding


  • Bachelor's degree required; emphasis in accounting, finance or related field preferred; Master’s Degree in taxation or JD/LLM preferred

  • CPA and/or licensed attorney required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of related tax experience required; public accounting experience or law firm experience preferred

  • Previous experience performing tax research and providing technical advice on state and local tax issues required

  • Previous experience working with California state or local tax authorities strongly preferred

  • Previous experience with other state or local tax authorities is preferred

  • Federal tax background preferred

  • Employment tax background preferred

  • Understanding of litigation procedures preferred

  • Experience in state and local government revenue department preferred

  • Experience training and supervising Staff and Seniors

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter and have experience in managing multiple simultaneous client engagements

  • Able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%

Here, you’ll be challenged and rewarded for leadership, technical excellence, and inspired perspectives. That’s why we offer opportunities to build your skills and explore your career in a supportive environment. At Moss Adams, where you take your career is up to you.

Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Moss Adams complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

California, Colorado, NYC, and Washington require employers to disclose the pay range in job postings. This is the typical range of pay for the position; however, actual pay may vary based on experience, skillset, and location. This position may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. For more information about our benefit offerings and other total rewards, visit our careers page.

Compensation Range (Denver Market ONLY): Greater Bay Area: $120,000 -$197,000 California State: $107,000 -$175,000

Primary Location San Francisco, CA

Other Locations Salinas, CA, Napa, CA, Pasadena, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, San Diego, CA, Orange County, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, El Segundo, CA, Healdsburg, CA, Stockton, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Silicon Valley, CA, Sacramento, CA, Fresno, CA

Employee Status: Regular

Req ID: 25249