Project Consultant - Personal Income Tax Planning Project Consultant - Personal Income Tax Planning …

in New York, NY, United States
Contract, Part time
Last application, 11 May 20
in New York, NY, United States
Contract, Part time
Last application, 11 May 20
The Personal Income Tax Planning subject matter expert will be responsible for upgrading a comprehensive list of tax planning decision rules for reducing an individual’s income tax. The focus will be on reducing tax for moderate and high earners, pre- and post-retirement. This project will be accomplished remotely.


  • Research and identify tax planning opportunities and quantify the corresponding cost savings. This quantification of tax planning opportunities will be created by leveraging one’s planning experience, researching other tax processes, and consulting with other expert tax planners.
  • Once collected, turn tax planning opportunities into decision rules, either independently or with an assistant.
  • Define project objectives and create project timelines.
  • Stick to the defined schedule, identify priorities, surface challenges and communicate regularly with project stakeholders.
  • Work with other tax planners as a leader, maintaining quality control and managing meetings.

Required Experience / Skills

  • Demonstrate in-depth technical expertise in income tax planning
  • U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license 
  • 5+ years tax preparation and advisory experience
  • Familiarity with state-level income tax a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Comfort establishing and meeting measurable goals and milestones, including time frames and priorities
  • Experience previously creating processes for working with or advising individuals on tax related matters is a plus
  • Subject matter writing and editing experience a plus

Firm Profile

Altfest Personal Wealth Management, founded in 1983, is a pioneer in the fee-only Wealth Management movement. Fee-only means that the firm receives fees only from its clients and not from commissions and the sale of products, which can otherwise lead to conflicts of interest.  The firm provides clients with investment management, retirement planning, insurance, tax and estate advisory.

Altfest Personal Wealth Management is dedicated to putting clients’ interests ahead of its own, hiring highly talented people who work as a team to develop the best strategies for clients. We utilize internal experts that specialize in a variety of technical areas and client segments, and are dedicated to providing a personal, warm, caring atmosphere and a high level of service for clients. We are committed to introducing innovative methods to the profession that increase the value we provide to clients. 

Altfest Personal Wealth Management has again been named one of AdvisoryHQ’sTop Rated Financial Advisors in New York City” in 2019. Additionally, the firm was named in The Financial Times “FT300” – a listing of the nation’s top 300 Retirement Investment Advisors for 2017.

The firm is proud to be honored by @InvestmentNews as one of the “75 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers” nationwide in 2019. #INbestplaces #financialadvice #bestplacestowork

Lewis Altfest, Ph.D., CFA, CFP® founded the firm after leaving Lord Abbett & Co, a large mutual fund company with over 100 billion in assets under management, where he was a Partner and Director of Research. Lew has been named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors” as well as Barron’s state-by-state listing of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” as #51, among many other acknowledgements.

Karen C Altfest, Ph.D., CFP® joined the firm in its early years and has had a strong impact on its growth. Karen oversees the firm’s marketing activities and has made a profound impact by dedicating herself to the empowerment of women. In 2019 Forbes named Karen as one of the nation’s “Top 250 Women Wealth Advisors”, placing her in the top 10%. Karen was included in this list in 2017 and 2018, as well as Forbes list of “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors”.

Andrew Altfest, MBA, CFP®  joined the firm in 2003 and has consistently driven financial planning strategies for the firm. He is an active member of the firm’s Investment Committee and the Portfolio Action Group. He was recently named a “Best-In-State Wealth Advisor” in New York City by Forbes in their 2018 and 2019 rankings and has been named among InvestmentNews’ 2018 list of “40 Under 40” in the Financial Advisory industry. Andrew was honored in Forbes’ inaugural listing of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” in 2017, ranking in the top 15%. Andrew was also honored by being included in Financial Advisor Magazine’s “Due Diligence/Research Manager All-Star Team” in 2012 and 2013.

The firm's culture is very collegial with a family atmosphere where we care for our employees. Our team is very analytical, hardworking and yet looks to develop new ideas that will help it sustain and accelerate our growth into the future.

Altfest Personal Wealth Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.