Senior Manager – Tax, Trust and Estate

TITLE Senior Manager – Tax, Trust and Estate

LOCATION Grand Rapids, Michigan

STATUS Full-time

CAREER PATH Partner Track


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at a minimum
  • Active CPA license
  • Minimum 10 years of related public accounting experience in tax and trust/estate


Hungerford Nichols is a dynamic firm that thrives on innovation- this is where good ideas add up! Our specialized team understands customer needs and identifies the best course of action to take our clients forward. In our organization, we work hard to deliver the uniqueness and quality that we promise. Our employees are rewarded as well as recognized for performance. We offer competitive benefits along with a top-performing, supportive team environment. Visit to learn more.


As a key member of our team, the position will assume a strategic role in overseeing and leading the firm’s trust and estate area as well as managing the relationships with many tax clients. The primary day-to-day responsibilities may involve; estate, gift and trust tax, preparation and review of partnership, corporation, S corporation, and individual income tax returns, business development, strategic planning, engagement planning, and mentoring and training staff. This includes a keen ability to engage clients in a professional manner, a strong aptitude in both written and verbal skills, and team development.


  • Must enjoy “taking care” of their clients
  • Proven time and project management skills, able to effectively manage client relationships and workload
  • Professional and personable
  • Practices a high level of inclusion and collaboration skills
  • Pays close attention to detail
  • Able to adapt to multiple businesses/industries
  • Prefers a fast-paced, hands-on work environment, able to handle stress and deadlines
  • Technical Skills:
    • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, Word, etc.)
    • ProSystems fx and/or other tax software experience
    • Familiar with compliance and research software