Tax Associate –NY/NJ

Welcome to Leo Wealth

Leo Wealth is a fast-growing wealth management firm with offices in the US and Asia and we're expanding our team. We are seeking experienced, enthusiastic professionals who can support our continued growth.

We are 100% independent, owned and operated by a diverse group of equity partners who came together over shared values of providing trusted advice, international expertise, and personal commitment to do better for clients. We believe our independence is one of our strongest assets, and our people are what make us special. Every day we commit our energy, expertise, and initiative to the preservation of wealth, the growth of capital and the creation of value. We work together on a foundation of trust, transparency, and accountability.

With offices in Hong Kong, New York, New Jersey and Dallas, our wealth professionals provide comprehensive expertise and personal guidance to support both private clients and companies. We support global citizens through their journey to achieve wealth creation and protection across borders. Our bespoke offerings include holistic wealth management, global tax planning, tax return preparation, cross border estate planning, alternative investments, and global portfolio strategies. Expertise in tax planning, particularly for global citizens, is a core competency of our firm.

Many of our team members are CPAs and have advanced credentials and professional development in highly encouraged. We often promote from within and pride ourselves in being a great place to work and grow.

Tax Associate –NY/NJ

This client facing and supporting role offers opportunities for client engagement and professional development and is suitable for individuals aspiring for a career in tax with more diversity than a typical public accounting firm and the opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team.

This person would get exposure to complex tax structures and strategies, innovative tax planning, multi-asset investment portfolios, the ability to review complex tax returns and work on ad hoc projects for a wide range of clients.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as part of a boutique tax team within a wealth management and multi-family office practice
  • Prepare and review tax returns, including individual, trust, LLC, gift, estate and small business returns for wealth management clients
  • Schedule and prepare for tax review meetings with clients
  • Oversee data entry of new client information into tax software
  • Coordinate information requests for advisers and their clients and organize client tax data
  • Attend client meetings with advisers and independently manage follow up with regards to return preparation and tax planning
  • Other tax and accounting support for clients and advisers as needed from time to time

Core Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience in a CPA or accounting firm with individual tax returns. Preferred candidate will have experience with estate, gift, trust and overseas filer tax returns.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Team player able to work with other client advisers and senior management in supporting some of the firms largest and most complex tax clients.
  • Extensive background in use of Windows and Microsoft based products, including Office applications (Word, Excel including pivot tables, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of and ability to learn and use CRM systems and tax software for client and company reporting
  • Ability to work both independently and with a diverse, international team
  • Ability to adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality and integrity
  • Ability to provide references and submit to a background check

Benefits

Employees across the firm have access to competitive benefits, including insurance, retirement plans and personal leave. Our benefit programs are tailored to local markets and roles. Across all offices we actively encourage professional development and support team members at all levels to improve their skills and professional qualifications. We actively promote from within and pride ourselves on providing a great work environment where all employees are able to flourish.

All our offices have employee wellness programs to help employees deal with issues like stress, illness, bereavement, mental health, performance, and other challenges. We provide active support for employees who are working flexibly, ensuring connectivity to management and their teams as well as support for
their own health and wellness while working remotely.

We actively support flexible working arrangements, including flexibility around parental leave and family care leave for employees to take care of their family members.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are proud to provide employees with diverse and inclusive workplaces, where all employees are respected and valued and equal have access to opportunities. As a boutique firm, catering to our clients’ unique personal circumstances, we know diverse teams better understand and relate to our diverse clients’ needs. As a growing entrepreneurial business, diversity of thought, opinion and experience help us make better decisions and be more innovative, while an inclusive work environment which grants all employees equal access to opportunity attracts high-quality people and makes the firm a better place to work for everyone.​