Tax Manager or Director, Construction
Des Moines, IA  / Cedar Rapids, IA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

CLA is a top 10 national professional services firm where our purpose is to create opportunities every day, for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, digital, audit, tax, consulting, and outsourcing services. Even with more than 8,500 people, 130 U.S. locations, and a global reach, we promise to know you and help you.

CLA is dedicated to building a culture that invites different beliefs and perspectives to the table, so we can truly know and help our clients, communities, and each other.

CLA is looking for a Tax Manager or Director to focus on building and managing our Construction tax practice! Come join us!

This role can be fully in office in our Iowa locations, hybrid with at home and in office or flexible with travel in our other CLA / Midwest locations.

How you'll create opportunities in this Tax Manager or Director role:

  • Consult with clients on business processes such as succession and tax planning.
  • Lead, schedule, supervise, and review tax engagements.
  • Develop and train team members to help them build inspired careers.
  • Foster and build opportunities for our clients, communities, and people.
  • Become an industry professional and attend industry-leading events and trainings.
  • Perform a range of tax procedures in accordance with the size and complexity of the engagement.
  • Review complex individual and corporate tax returns.
  • This is an Iowa based opportunity (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids) but open to consider other Midwest-based candidates.

What you will need:

  • You have a minimum of 6 years of experience serving in a tax role with a public accounting firm.
  • A background in serving Construction, Manufacturing and/or Real Estate Tax clients is preferred.
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • CPA is required. JD or EA may be accepted in place of CPA certification.
  • You are looking for a firm that will support and foster your aspiring career goals.
  • You jump at the chance to help others, and you're ready to join a team of high-performing people.
  • You have a knack for solving issues and confidently bring solutions to the table.
  • You love to work with clients to help their businesses succeed strategically.

Our Perks:

  • Flexible PTO (designed to offer flexible time away for you!)
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Mental health coverage
  • Quarterly Wellness stipend
  • Fertility benefits
  • Complete list of benefits here


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

To view a complete list of benefits click here.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE/AA Employer/Vets/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
6+ years
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