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Director, Real Estate Transfer Tax at Ryan, LLC

Director, Real Estate Transfer Tax

Ryan, LLC Arlington, VA (Onsite) Full-Time
The Director, Real Estate Transfer Tax will play an instrumental role in the development of the Real Estate Transfer Tax section of the Property Tax Consulting Practice. The Director will plan, coordinate, and perform national tax research, including the management of staff, on client service projects under the direction of Engagement Principals. The Director will make taxability determinations and formulate opinions regarding tax ramifications to real estate transfer transactions.

Duties and responsibilities, as they align to Ryan's Key Results


* Develops and motivates engagement staff and provides leadership, counseling, and career guidance.
* Reviews and approves work performed by others.
* Creates a positive team member experience.
* Manages staff.


* Responds to client inquiries and requests from tax authorities.
* Travels to client locations, as needed, for planning meetings, data collection, fact gathering, plant tours, client visits, and other travel as required.
* Assists in new client development and introduces new services to existing clients.
* Oversees tax planning projects for real estate transfer tax engagements for national clients, which includes project planning, project oversight, scheduling staff resources, and developing and implementing solutions and related documentation.
* Writes technical documents to support the developed planning or in response to client requests on specific issues.
* Prepares memoranda and relevant reports for senior management's review.
* Maintains effective and efficient communication with state and local tax agencies, SMEs, and other stakeholders through written and verbal channels.


* Researches and analyzes multistate real estate transfer tax categories.
* Analyzes industry-specific tax requirements and exemptions.
* Plans and develops comprehensive tax documentation and methods using advanced technology.
* Researches multistate taxability through various sources, including legal online databases and the Internet.
* Analyzes and documents current, multistate tax laws and law changes.
* Makes taxability determinations and formulates opinions regarding tax ramifications to complex transactions.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree or Juris Doctor degree in related field required with at least ten years prior experience in a tax consulting firm or corporate tax environment required.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft® Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Advanced knowledge of Internet and research software is required. The individual will also need a strong working knowledge of tax research tools such as CCH and Lexis/Nexis.

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver's license required. Admission to a State Bar or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The individual is required to perform moderate supervisory responsibilities, which may include training employees, assigning work, verifying work accuracy and completeness, and preparing goals and evaluations.

Work Environment:

* Standard indoor working environment.
* Occasional long periods of sitting while working at computer.
* Position requires regular interaction with employees both in person and via e-mail and telephone.
* Independent travel requirement: potential for 10%.

Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

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