Careers at Burkland

R&D Senior 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 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, more than 750 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

Join the team to help support the completion of R&D Studies, working closely with the Tax and R&D Teams as well as across departments at Burkland. This is a great role for anyone wanting flexibility, autonomy, and variety.

Your Typical, Atypical, Day

  • Gain a leadership role in a growing department.
  • Communicate with clients to answer questions and set up meetings.
  • Prepare and review work papers, deliverables, and tax forms.
  • Prepare and review R&D calculations and deliver them to clients.
  • Opportunity to grow in the role, becoming a subject matter expert and leading R&D interviews in the future.
  • Working on reports and tax forms in Excel and other tax software.
  • Balance multiple projects and priorities while communicating quickly and effectively with the team.
  • Act as Power of Attorney on behalf of clients in phone meetings with the IRS.
  • Learning and keeping up to date with relevant tax laws.
  • Reviewing financial statements to identify R&D opportunities for clients.
  • Able to talk with clients and colleagues to facilitate understanding of the R&D credit.
  • Communicate with clients via email and Zoom.
  • Continue to grow your knowledge and expertise in the field, helping us to expand our department and service offerings.

About You

  • Demonstrate a strong background and genuine passion for delivering exceptional client services, as this role involves extensive client interaction.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of R&D Tax Credit experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of overall tax consulting experience.
  • CPA, EA, or in progress.
  • 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.
  • Capacity to juggle competing priorities and deadlines; organized and efficient.

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

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 $85,000 – $100,000. 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.