Careers at Burkland

Compliance Tax Associate

About Us

Burkland’s core purpose is to Accelerate Dreams. So often, turning dreams into reality helps change the world. We thrive at the forefront of this transformation. Startups desire our professionals — they are the best in the business. Startups seek our content — we are an industry thought leader. Startups trust our expertise so that founders can focus on their companies, products, and value-add. As a part of our demonstrated value, our clients raised over $1B just last year.

At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose. We do this for both our clients and our employees. We believe that leaning on our Core Values (Fresh Perspectives, Exponential Value, Empathy, Trusted Partner) will lead to happy clients and happy employees.

We are a remote-first company with over 170 incredible team members, over 700 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

We are seeking a talented Tax Compliance Associate who is passionate about tax compliance and helping startups navigate complex tax regulations. As a Tax Compliance Associate, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our clients’ compliance with local and state tax laws. You’ll have the opportunity to leverage your tax expertise to minimize tax liability and provide valuable insights to our clients.

Your Typical, Atypical, Day

  • Ensure compliance with all local and state laws by accurately determining the tax compliance issues, preparing and filing annual reports, franchise tax returns, property tax returns, and local tax compliance filings.
  • Keep tax liability at a minimum by leveraging deductions, exemptions, and high-level knowledge of tax laws.
  • Educate team members and clients on forthcoming policy changes, technical financial concepts, and best practices.
  • Maintain comprehensive tax records and financial data for institutional use and audits.
  • Meet strict deadlines to avoid late fees and penalties.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of tax returns for businesses.
  • Conduct thorough research on tax laws, regulations, and guidelines to ensure compliance and identify tax-saving opportunities.

About You

  • Minimum 2 years of overall tax consulting experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, financial data, and analytics.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable tax codes, laws, and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Exposure to Start-up accounting and tax processes.
  • Public accounting experience – highly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, expert-level Excel, Slack, and the capacity to quickly learn new software.
  • Associate’s degree (or equivalent) in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Professional certification (ex: CPA in the United States)

What We Offer

  • Flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance to support you when you need it the most.
  • Flexible PTO – Take time off from work when you need it.
  • 401k with a company match to ensure you are ready for retirement.
  • A generous home office expense reimbursement so you have the office you need to be productive.
  • Forget the commute! We’re a remote-first workplace, so you can work from your home office or from the beach if you’d like!
  • We offer a collaborative, communicative culture, driven by our Core Purpose + Values. We work with incredibly smart people who love to learn and share what they know. If this sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


Burkland Associates is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Burkland Associates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit our careers page https://burklandassociates.com/careers/.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
The base pay range target for the role described in this job description is $60,000 – $75,000. Final offer amounts depend on multiple factors such as candidate experience and expertise, geographic location, total compensation, and market data. In addition, full-time regular positions are eligible for, 401(k), health benefits, and other benefits; some of these benefits may be available for part-time.