Manager, STS Research & Development (R&D)

Full time | Full day

Manager, STS Research & Development (R&D)

Posted 22 October by BDO

  • Chicago

Job Summary

BDO's Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

An Research & Development (R&D) Manager in BDO's Specialized Tax Services (STS) business is responsible for helping clients identify, document, and support tax positions related to this specialty's area of tax law upon examination and at appeals. In this role, the STS R&D Manager will assist with developing and driving related business development, process improvement, and team-building initiatives.



  • Bachelors degree required
  • Degree in accounting, tax, or finance preferred
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) preferred


  • Five (5) or more years of prior experience required
  • Experience in accounting, tax, or finance preferred
  • Prior experience in R&D tax consulting preferred
  • Prior experience supervising tax consulting professionals required
  • Prior experience preparing and/or reviewing tax provisions preferredPrior experience with corporate taxation, consolidations, and partnerships preferred


  • CPA certification preferred
  • Enrolled Agent preferred


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Experience with tax related software and research databases such as Caseware, GoSystems, and other comparable programs


  • English

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the R&D tax area commensurate with the level of experience required above
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical and research skills
  • Solid organizational skills, especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capable of effectively managing a team of tax professionals and delegating work assignments as needed
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with firm and client personnel and the ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels
  • Ability to cultivate a positive team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of team personnel
  • Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements

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