Through tax assistance, advocacy, small business technical assistance and partnerships, Accounting Aid Society is focused on creating an economy that works for everyone. Accounting Aid seeks a self-starter who is as invested in economic mobility and poverty alleviation as we are.
The Director, Individual Tax Programs will put millions back in the pockets of communities throughout southeast Michigan through their leadership of the individual tax service programs, including Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). This individual will serve as a key member of the Program Leadership team and will directly supervise three to five mid-level managers.
Successful candidates in this role will be autonomous, proactive thinkers comfortable in the planning and delivery of innovative programming, while also being nimble and adept managers dedicated to best in class employee engagement and retention.
Serve as the leader of the organization’s VITA and LITC program teams, developing strategies to ensure that Accounting Aid is able to effectively deliver and grow tax preparation and representation services throughout metro Detroit;
Assist with developing and strengthening community relationships that will increase program impacts and efficient operations;
Direct the recruitment, training, management, and growth of the volunteer program;
Hire, train, manage and evaluate VITA and LITC program managers and seasonal staff;
Work to ensure that all programmatic and compliance goals for the VITA and LITC programs are achieved;
Manage a program budget to ensure that all expenses related to programs are coordinated;
Oversee the maintenance of data systems and data collection necessary to report program impact.
Successful candidates will possess all or many of the following qualifications and/or skills:
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred;
Current CPA or Enrolled Agent preferred;
Significant senior leadership experience at a non-profit or similarly relevant and competitive environment;
5-7 years of experience in a program management position, serving in progressively responsible positions;
5-7 years of managerial experience, preferably in a non-profit environment;
A track record of developing strategic partnerships and working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve goals;
Considerable experience in developing and leading the implementation of strategies that have resulted in measurable growth and impact;
Demonstrated ability to manage, develop and retain staff;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
The ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time.
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 level
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.