Corporate Tax Solutions

DMA – Why Work For Us?

undefinedDuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA) has earned a solid reputation as one of North America’s leading state and local tax-consulting firms for Fortune 1,000 clients.

Beginning in 1972 as a regional real estate consulting firm, DMA has grown by nurturing and promoting our own talent, by expanding our scope and service offerings, and by acquiring firms whose strengths complement our own. As our successes and reputation have grown, we’ve increased our capabilities and added offices across the U.S. and Canada.

Today we devote ourselves to assisting tax departments in achieving their goals and objectives. Our current areas of expertise include:

  • Property Tax
  • Sales/Use Tax
  • State Income Tax
  • Tax Technology

We are committed to providing clients with:

Honesty, Integrity, Ethics and Respect
These attributes are at the forefront of all things we do.

True Professionalism 
DMA’s philosophy is that true professionalism includes all of the following as core components to be provided to our clients as a minimum standard of service at all times:

  • Responsive
  • Courteous
  • Accessible
  • Effective
  • Thorough
  • Reliable
  • Confidential
  • Innovative
  • Results-driven
  • Focused

Deliver on Our Promises 
We do what we say we’ll do, and we stand behind our work.

An Extension of Your Tax Department 
We will go well beyond partnering with our clients by operating as an extension of our client’s tax department. We focus on our client’s objectives and interests as if we were actual employees within the tax department.

Exceptional Tax Resources 
We will assign experienced professionals to all engagements, ensuring unparalleled service to our clients. We fully accept the responsibilities entrusted to DMA by our clients. DMA will not assign less experienced employees to tasks better performed by seasoned professionals.

undefinedOur unique combination of strengths makes us the best choice for many clients. A staff of exceptional professionals, high levels of specialization, and a truly national scope that spans the United States and reaches into Canada position DuCharme, McMillen & Associates well to take a comprehensive approach to any local or multi-state project.

Our people - Our people are exceptional. They reflect DMA's high standards of technical ability and client focus. Their entrepreneurial spirit drives them to achieve outstanding results for clients.

  • Clients enjoy thorough reviews that result in maximum tax savings and value-added recommendations.

Our focus - At DMA, our sole focus is state and local tax consulting, so we bring more in-depth knowledge and expertise to each project.

  • Clients enjoy the personal attention they deserve, since DMA consultants work directly with the tax department, delivering state and local tax solutions.

Specialization - DMA offers three-tier specialization: high levels of expertise within a particular tax field; geographic knowledge of specific state and local (as well as federal) regulations, rulings, issues and practices; and in-depth understanding of industry-specific issues.

  • Clients receive high-level professional consultation tailored for each unique situation.

National structure - Our national structure allows us to draw from DMA experts in our many offices when selecting the best team – with the most appropriate experience – for an engagement. Clients with a multi-state presence are assigned experienced professionals in each locale.

  • Clients have confidence that their consultants understand regional issues and have regional contacts.

Bottom-line results - DMA delivers impressive bottom-line results, realizing significant tax savings for clients. Our work focuses both on tax recovery and on seeking proactive, practical ways to help clients avoid unnecessary future tax burdens.

  • Clients benefit from practical results measured in tax savings and detailed reports that substantiate findings.

Professionalism - We deliver on promises, stand behind our work and supply high-level client service. DMA does not assign less experienced employees to complete tasks better performed by more seasoned professionals.

  • Clients count on their DMA consultants to do what they say they’ll do, on time and with professionalism.

Employee-ownership - As an employee-owned company, DMA attracts and retains people who have a long-term, can-do attitude toward their work and client service.

  • Clients work with long-term employee-owners who take extra pride in their work and therefore deliver superior results.

Relationships - We partner with clients, tailoring our services to the way they do business rather than imposing a prescribed service to their unique circumstances. We also cultivate strong relationships with taxing authorities in order to represent our clients fairly while preserving their hard-earned community standing.

  • Clients appreciate DMA consultants' sensitivity to corporate culture and internal issues and their willingness to be a partner rather than to prescribe an approach.

Efficient procedures - Over the years DMA has developed highly sophisticated, proven and efficient review processes. Built-in flexibility means we provide a tailored solution for each client.

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    I have been working at DMA full-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    ESOP - As an employee/owner you will not find a better retirement plan elsewhere. Leadership - Our Directors, VP's, COO, and President (who are also employee/owners) are some of the most motivated-hard working people in our company. NOT the stereotypical C-Level Executives you may find at larger companies who only worry about their Year-End Bonuses. Clients - We have some of the best clients in the industry. Technology - We leverage our great partnerships with the best companies in our industry to serve our clients with outstanding products and services. If you enjoy repetitive, monotonous work, then the Tax Technology group is not for you.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance could be a little better, but such is the life of a consultant. More training programs on the industries most common technologies would be greatly appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    You have done a great job maintaining transparency and sacrificing your own time and compensation for the sake of the other employee/owners, our stock valuation, and most importantly our clients. I don't want to work anywhere / under anyone else. Great Job.


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    It was very a very enjoyable interview. I was greeted by a friendly face upon entering the building and waited just a moment for my two interviewers to get ready. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and it ranged from formal questioning, to chit chat about things we like to do when we aren't working. It was probably the most comfortable interview I had ever had.

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Additional Info

Website www.dmainc.com
Headquarters Fort Wayne, IN
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1972
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

North America's trusted choice for corporate tax solutions

Mission: Since 1972, DMA has been assisting corporate taxpayers minimize the cost and administration of state and local taxes. We serve Fortune 1000 companies from regional offices across the U.S. and Canada.

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