Tax Manager, Family Office Services

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Topel Forman is seeking a Tax Manager of Family Office Services, a newly created position for our Family Office division. Our Family Office Service division focuses on a variety of different types of family offices such as single and multi-generation families within a wide array of industries. The Tax Manager will be a trusted advisor to our clients during different stages of the family office life cycle including creation, duration, and restructuring. You will have the opportunity to work closely with family office clients, which include closely held companies and high-net-worth individuals. If you are looking to add value and be a part of something new and innovative that will allow you ample growth opportunities, then this is the opportunity for you.

Topel Forman is a blended workforce, this position can be hybrid in our Chicago office or Denver office, or fully remote. 


  • Provide advisory tax services to family members including structuring, succession planning, wealth transfer planning, and, tax compliance
  • Evaluate and establish internal controls internally and for client needs with existing client dashboards and recommend or enhance to implement a new one
  • Participate in local and regional committees for Family Office Services
  • Support family members by providing clarification on transactions, follow-up on outstanding actions, and gathering feedback to aid in tax planning or any type of future planning
  • Collaborate with family members outside professionals (i.e. estate planning attorney, trustees, bank etc.) in support of tax compliance and other client initiatives
  • Teach, train, and mentor junior staff within all aspects of tax compliance and family office services
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with each client and vendor, and address any questions or issues that arise


  • 7+ years of family office client experience from a mid-sized public accounting firm or a Family Office
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • CPA
  • Experience with QuickBooks and other general ledger software
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP, budgeting, and financial analysis 
  • Proficient MS Office with advanced Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical operations initiatives
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interact as a member of executive management and all levels of staff
  • Ability to build, motivate, and lead a diverse team of accounting professionals
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Big 4 or Regional Firm experience preferred

About Us
Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm in the Midwest and the Denver region providing a wide range of attest, accounting, tax, advisory, and consulting services to individuals, professionals, closely-held and family-owned businesses and corporations. At Topel Forman, you’ll find the high level of talent and expertise you’d expect from a larger firm, but with the accessibility and collaboration that are usually only available at a smaller organization. You can expect to work directly with clients, senior-level management, and partners with knowledge of various disciplines. A proactive, hands-on approach to our clients allows you to grow in your expertise and advance in your career. For more information on Topel Forman, please visit our website at 


  • Competitive salary with the range of $85,000 to $150,000, with annual merit increases 
  • Annual discretionary bonus eligibility 
  • 35-hour workweek during non-busy season 
  • To learn more about our firm and benefit offerings, please visit our careers page