Tax Associate

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Madison
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/10/2024 4:07 PM)
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If you are looking to build your career with a firm that puts the client first, then Mariner is the right firm for you. We actively nurture the next generation of professionals, give back to the community and focus on building a diverse culture where everyone genuinely loves where they work and has the support needed to meet their career goals.


As a tax associate, you will work directly with the tax team to create personal, Fiduciary, S-Corporation, partnership, private foundation and gift tax returns. The successful tax associate will be a tax enthusiast, thoughtful listener, have a strong team mentality, and be driven to grow professionally and personally.  


  • Prepare tax returns, quarterly and annual income tax projections, estimated tax vouchers, extension forms and all related work papers and financial statements
  • Maintain client paper files and electronic data files in a timely manner; compile quarterly asset values for billing, journals, transfers, invoicing, annuity fees, commission fees and collection consulting fees
  • Present complete, timely and accurate client deliverables in an efficient manner
  • Attend and participate in learning opportunities through associate meetings and internal resources made available through compliance, practice management, etc.
  • Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other taxing authorities, research technical matters for complex tax needs and updates to regulations
  • Compliance to the Firm’s quality control standards
  • Additional projects, furthering the service of clients as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree, Accounting
  • 1 + years of related experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel 
  • Familiarity with tax software programs
  • Positive attitude toward client relations to provide exceptional, proactive client service
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain the necessary attention to detail
  • Highly organized with strong analytical skills, creative problem solving and strong research capabilities
  • Ability to work on a team while maintaining a high level of responsibility and accountability to individual projects and tasks
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities, deadline-based tasks and simultaneous projects
  • Clear communicator with strong interpersonal writing and presentation skills

Mariner is a top-ranked, national wealth advisory firm with locations across the United States. Our mission to put our clients first drives everything we do. 


We welcome your interest in being a part of our firm. We believe in giving associates progressive opportunities, actively nurturing professional growth and giving back to the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse culture where everyone has the support they need to achieve their career goals. We offer an innovative workplace and a culture that fosters camaraderie, teamwork and work-life balance. 


Our compensation reflects the cost of talent across multiple US geographic markets. The base pay for this position across all US geographic markets ranges from $45,900.00/year to $87,600.00/year. Pay is based on a number of factors including geographic location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Eligibility to participate in an incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits.





Barron’s Top RIA Firms: Barron’s awarded 2023 #4, 2022-2020 #5, 2019 #4, and 2018 #3 rankings to Mariner Wealth Advisors (MWA) based on data compiled for MWA and the 2017 #2 and 2016 #1 rankings to Mariner Holdings (MH) based upon data compiled for MH registered investment adviser subsidiaries. Rankings for 2016 – 2023 were published in September of each award year and were based on June 30th data, including annual figures for the previous three years. No fee was paid for participation in the rankings; however, MWA has paid a fee to use the ranking. The rankings are based on firm surveys, and filings with the regulatory databases were used to cross-check the data provided. The rankings are based on assets managed by the firms, technology spending, staff diversity, succession planning, and other metrics. The formula Barron’s uses to rank firms is proprietary. The number of firms included in the rankings was: 20 (2016), 30 (2017), 40 (2018), 50 (2019), and 100 (2020 – 2023). The ranking does not indicate future performance, and there is no guarantee of future success. For additional information, visit


Mariner is the marketing name for the financial services businesses of Mariner Wealth Advisors, LLC and its subsidiaries. Investment advisory services are provided through the brands Mariner Wealth, Mariner Independent, Mariner Institutional, Mariner Ultra, and Mariner Workplace, each of which is a business name of the registered investment advisory entities of Mariner. For additional information about each of the registered investment advisory entities of Mariner, including fees and services, please contact Mariner or refer to each entity’s Form ADV Part 2A, which is available on the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website ( Registration of an investment adviser does not imply a certain level of skill or training.



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