Tax Department Associate

Tax Services Indianapolis, Indiana


We’re KSM, one of the top 50 largest independent advisory, tax, and audit firms in the United States. Through our deep experience across multiple disciplines and industries, we provide our clients with the inspiration, insight, and technical expertise they need to achieve great things. 

Our firm is rooted in entrepreneurialism and committed to excellence – for our employees, our clients, and our communities. At KSM, you’ll be empowered to hone your skills and develop your interests. You’ll feel valued and cared for – and challenged – in a fun, collegial environment where you’re appreciated as an individual with singular talents. And you’ll be rewarded for growing, leading, and innovating. Because our vision for you is that you come to work every day and do your very best work. To be there for your teammates. To best serve our clients. And to realize your full potential as a professional – and as a person. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, we have multiple offices and serve an impressive roster of clients across the nation who count on us to be their trusted advisors. 

Position Summary: 

A Tax Department Associate provides support and knowledge related to the internal Tax Department function at KSM.  This includes tax research, issue identification, support with preparing training presentations, and research and writing related to blog posts and white papers; as well as compliance activities focused on preparing tax returns and interacting with clients.  This role also includes a rotation program into the business practice groups during the compliance seasons to gain knowledge related to different areas of tax and industries as well as to provide experience with different types of entities/individuals to further growth and development.  


  • Focus on developing skills and knowledge base in taxation, including research, project work, and compliance.
  • Assist with diversified tax research and compliance.
  • Interact with internal and external clients as needed. This includes working effectively with peers and clients that are remote or hybrid workers. 
  • Become proficient in the relevant tax software tools in order to be a resource to the firm internally.
  • Understand and strengthen basic tax principles across all tax disciplines and industries including individual, partnership, property, international, corporate, estate planning, etc.
  • Develop strong and broad accounting skills.
  • Develop technical writing skills to aid in the preparation of tax memos, IRS notices, and other client communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Masters of Tax, MBA in accounting, or JD is highly encouraged. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any other protected category. 

KSM only accepts resumes directly submitted by a candidate and referrals submitted by current KSM employees. Unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles sent by staffing agencies and fee-based referral services will not be considered outside of a signed KSM vendor contract. KSM will not pay a fee to recruiters or agencies that do not have a signed KSM vendor contract.