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Current Openings

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Job Description:

The R&D Tax Manager in the Research & Development Tax Credit group supervises R&D projects, researches tax issues, conducts fieldwork, and supports sales and marketing efforts. They will be tasked with developing and maintaining client relationships as well as delivering a quality work product. Managers are expected to have a command of federal and some state R&D rules and relevant court cases and should be able to consult our clients on calculating, documenting and sustaining R&D Tax Credits in a variety of industries including manufacturing, software, engineering and construction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct fieldwork – Managers will conduct fieldwork specific to the consulting projects. Field work may include visiting the client location, touring client facilities, investigating relevant facts, analyzing accounting information, preparing cost lead schedules and cost summary schedules, completing appropriate tax computations, and preparing written reports summarizing the findings.

Legal research – Tax research by nature requires that Managers become “experts” in a particular field of the tax law. Managers will conduct research both in general and client specific and will be required to read and study relevant tax material related to the specific line of business.

Manage workload and train staff – Managers will be required to “multi-task” and manage various project tasks at once. The Manager will also train and supervise staff and will be ultimately responsible for the overall project and deliverables. Managers are expected to initiate internal communication regarding status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of workload, expected due dates, etc.

Assist with IRS audits, respond to IRS inquiries, draft opinion letters and write other technical memoranda.

Travel – Some travel may be required. However, most fieldwork can be completed from the office.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • 5+ years of R&D credit experience
  • Experience in a public accounting firm or corporate taxation experience is preferred
  • Excellent research, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project and people management skills
  • Ability to travel and work at client locations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Do you…

  • long to be a truly trusted advisor to rapidly growing companies?
  • crave challenge and rise to it?
  • have a passion for public accounting but need a new place to grow and enhance your experience?
  • want boundless opportunities for growth and promotion in public accounting?
  • like spending time outside of a cubicle and face-to-face with clients?

JLK Rosenberger, LLP is growing.

We’re seeking a senior auditor in our Irvine and Glendale offices who is eager to build a career with our firm.

A day in the life of a senior auditor…

You will be responsible for supervising less experienced staff auditors and for supervising audits to clients in the insurance, construction, manufacturing, or real estate industry. You will work in one of our offices, located in California, performing, planning and/or reporting for your clients. You might even be researching a complex accounting topic for your client. Alternatively, you might be meeting up to lead your audit team at your client’s office where you will work directly with the controller, CFOs and CEOs as a trusted advisor.

The job requires…

  • a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and be a licensed CPA or have passed all parts of the CPA Exam;
  • three or more years of recent public accounting experience, including experience supervising staff accountants;
  • technically savvy with excellent writing and communication skills; and
  • ability to prioritize effectively, multi-task, handle multiple assignments and thrive while performing under tight deadlines.
  • authorization to work in the United States (we are not sponsoring applicants for work visas for this position)

A few perks:

  • Unlimited paid time off – you set your days off to balance your work and personal life
  • Access to state of the art technology, research tools and national and international resources
  • 100% paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) matching and 3% salary based safe harbor added to your 401(k) annually
  • Continuing education
  • CPA Exam course reimbursement
  • After busy season and holiday parties
  • Annual “ditch the office” day
  • Spontaneous activities organized by the firm’s Fun Committee
  • Firm fantasy football league, March madness, wellness programs
  • Annual $300 charitable donation to your favorite charity

Does this sound like you?

At JLK Rosenberger, we are looking for the best new talent to help us deliver exceptional service to our clients.  We believe in making our team the best in the industry.  If you are looking to advance your career and take your experience to the next level, click below to apply.

About JLK Rosenberger:

JLK Rosenberger is a regional certified public accounting firm focused on serving the audit, accounting and tax needs of private companies and not-for-profit organizations operating in a wide range of industries, including construction, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing.  We work to ensure that businesses are protected from risks that can affect their reputation and performance.

What we are looking for:

We are currently looking to recruit entry-level associates to join our assurance line of business.  We are interested in people who are naturally curious and have a passion for learning.  This individual will need to be professional, goal-oriented and have good analytical skills with a genuine interest in auditing.


As auditors, we assist companies to publish accurate financial statements others can rely upon.  As an associate, you’ll work as part of a team to help our clients solve business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Getting to know our clients, their business and how they work to provide the right service
  • Proactively assist the team in various aspects of the project
  • Analyzing data that goes into a financial statement
  • Prepare financial statements

Skills and attributes for success:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Ability to prioritize work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact with various levels of leadership (client or within the team) in both written and verbal form
  • Self-motivating and taking responsibility for personal growth and development
  • Detail oriented and a high level of pride in your work


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or another related field
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA Exam

What JLK Rosenberger offers:

We also understand that our employees are the backbone of our company and this is why we offer a comprehensive benefit plan package:

  • Unlimited paid time off – you set your days off to balance your work and personal life
  • 100% paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) matching and 3% salary based safe harbor added to your 401(k) annually
  • Continuing education
  • CPA Exam course reimbursement

Join the Team

If you’re looking for an inclusive culture to grow and enhance your experience, let’s talk!

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