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Senior Manager, Compensation & Benefits - Washington National Tax



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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

Understanding the impact of existing tax laws is hard enough, and new legislation, judicial decisions and administrative authority compound the challenges. Professionals in RSM's Washington National Tax (WNT) office advise clients and RSM client engagement teams with respect to complex issues across a wide range of tax specialty practice areas. WNT is seeking an experienced professional to join its Compensation and Benefits team.

In this role, you will assist clients and RSM professionals across the firm with respect to everything compensation related including retirement plans, executive compensation, fringe benefits, and other payroll-related tax issues with a primary focus in retirement plans.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Research, address, and consult on issues specific to employee benefits and compensation and prepare related written communications.
  • Draft internal and external tax communications discussing new developments regarding qualified retirement plans
  • Train others in the firm on technical issues pertaining to retirement plans
  • Work with other specialty groups on issues that intersect with other technical matters such as corporate taxation and partnerships.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed CPA or J.D./LL.M. with experience in Compensation & Benefits
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in compensation and benefits or payroll taxation
  • Experience with Qualified and Non-qualified Retirement Plans (e.g., ESOPS, 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans).
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). However, those candidates who may be recent U.S. college / university graduates possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience, excluding internships, in the U.S. or his/her home country would be eligible for hire as an experienced candidate and thus eligible for sponsorship.

Compensation Range: $139,100 - $303,100