Job Status: Exempt, Salaried, Part-time or Full-time (Salary amount listed is for Part-time)
The Clinic Director oversees services to taxpayers with federal income tax disputes through the agency’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. The Clinic Director will also conduct outreach and education activities for potential clients and for legal services attorneys and advocates throughout southeast Michigan.
Representation before the IRS and Revenue Agencies
Serve as primary contact with the IRS and state tax authorities for clients with tax controversies.
Manage Clinic caseload utilizing Clinic staff, pro bono attorneys and other volunteers.
Ensure that taxpayers are screened in accordance with LITC Program guidelines.
Provide training and supervision to Clinic staff, pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to ensure accurate and timely service to low-income taxpayers.
Provide technical assistance/advice regarding individual income tax issues to staff and others as needed.
Maintain relationship with local non-profits and other low-income tax clinics to ensure appropriate services are received by clients.
Document all client related and educational outreach/workshop activities.
Assist in the preparation of grant applications and related reports.
Ensure reporting on client cases is complete, accurate, and in compliance with LITC programs guidelines.
Actively participate in program planning and development, such as networking with local bar association, local non-profit organizations, and other community organizations to maximize outreach opportunities and possible pro bono volunteer recruiting possibilities.
Work on other priorities as needed.
Attorney licensed in Michigan or eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity, CPA licensed in Michigan or eligible for reciprocity, or an Enrolled Agent.
Minimum of five years’ experience with federal and state income tax matters;
Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;
Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;
Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and
Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office
Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.
Full-time Staff Benefits
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.
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.