Tax Compliance Associate (US)



Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

About Collective:

Collective is on a mission to redefine the way businesses-of-one work. Collective’s technology and team of trusted advisors enables our members to achieve financial independence by taking care of everything from business incorporation to accounting, bookkeeping, tax services and access to a thriving community, all in one integrated platform. We believe in empowering self-employed people to enjoy the same tax savings that big companies get.

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About the Role:

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Compliance Associate to join our team. In this role, you will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations, conducting document audits, reviewing tax returns, and providing accurate and timely responses to member inquiries and tax authorities. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of tax laws, exceptional attention to detail, and excellent communication skills.


  • Audit documents and member information to ensure completeness and compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  • Perform quality control by meticulously reviewing individual tax returns, S corporation tax returns, and reasonable compensation calculations.
  • Draft clear and concise member communications and external-facing articles related to tax compliance and updates.
  • Conduct initial reviews of external-facing content to ensure accuracy and compliance with tax regulations and company standards.
  • Research federal and state tax laws and regulations to stay updated on changes and developments.
  • Collaborate with the team to draft and review company policies related to tax compliance and reporting.
  • Investigate the cause of member tax notices and draft initial responses to the IRS and state taxing authorities in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate and compliant tax-related processes.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of compliance-related activities and communications.
  • Adhere to deadlines and prioritize tasks effectively to meet compliance requirements.

What we want you to bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA certification is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state tax laws and regulations, particularly related to individual and S corporation taxation.
  • Experience in auditing and quality control procedures, preferably in a tax compliance context.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex tax concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficient in conducting research using tax resources and staying updated on regulatory changes.
  • Prior experience in drafting company policies, member communications, and external-facing articles.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to investigate and address compliance issues effectively.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and tax preparation software.
  • Prior experience in drafting responses to IRS and state tax notices is a plus.
  • Flexibility to work in US Pacific Standard Time (PST) to accommodate member interactions and team collaboration.

What we offer in return (For Philippines)

  • 100% WFH (work from home)
  • A diverse and collaborative team culture
  • Competitive base salary
  • Philippine holidays observed
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Wellness Bonus
  • Professional development courses available for CPAs and Enrolled Agents.
  • Employee healthcare benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Collective, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Collective is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.