Job Status: Nonexempt, Hourly, Part-time or Full-time
Represents and consults with taxpayers in tax controversies as a Qualified Tax Expert.
Represents taxpayers in tax controversy cases
Answers the Clinic Intake Line, providing consultations or accepting cases for representation following Clinic guidelines.
Assigns and monitors case assignments to pro bono panel members as directed
Provides information for grant reporting
Assist with the maintenance of office areas and equipment, as well as housekeeping of office facilities.
In conjunction with other staff, assist members of the public who visit or telephone the agency.
Attend all agency meetings or events outside office hours, as requested.
Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent authorized to practice before the IRS.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interact with individuals in resolution of IRS issues.
Ability to work as a team member.
Ability to monitor caseload and work as needed to timely resolve client issues.
Maturity, flexibility, initiative, and high ethical standards.
Working knowledge of individual income tax law and regulations.
Computer experience with Microsoft Office applications and tax preparation software.
Experience with IRS or Taxpayer Advocate preferred.
Full-time Staff Benefits
Accounting Aid Society offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including:
Paid Time Off (11 observed paid holidays, vacation days accrual, bereavement days, and discretionary days awarded)
403(b) Retirement Plan
Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care Account & Dependent Account)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Accounting Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on experience
About Accounting Aid Society
Our MissionAccounting Aid Society creates an economy that works for everyone. We meet families and small businesses where they are on their financial journey and help them gain control of their finances through free tax preparation and financial education. For those struggling to make ends meet, even one small mistake on their tax forms could deprive them of critical tax dollars. We believe everyone should have access to trustworthy tax and financial help in order to create long-term economic prosperity in the communities we serve.Who We AreAccounting Aid Society has been o¬ffering free tax and financial services to taxpayers and small businesses in Detroit and southeast Michigan for over 45 years. Our services have returned over $400 million in tax refunds to individuals and small businesses in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston Counties. As a result, we’ve been named a “Best Managed Nonprofit” by Crain’s Detroit Business, a Neighborhood Builder by Bank of America, and we received the 2017 Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Program.What We DoWe use taxes to build relationships, and relationships to build futures. Often, a tax return is the largest sum of money... a family sees all year. We help individuals and small businesses navigate the challenges surrounding taxes and financial matters. With tax preparation as a catalyst, we help stabilize a household’s finances. More than 600 volunteers work alongside our clients to identify barriers to financial well-being and provide the resources and tools to overcome them.