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State and Local Tax (SALT) Paraprofessional
Grant Thornton’s responsive, partner-led Tax service teams help dynamic companies navigate complexity and grow with insightful, practical tax advice. Our tax services include: compliance, compensation and benefits consulting services, federal tax services, international tax services, state and local tax services, private wealth services, tax accounting and risk advisory services and tax compliance services.
As a State and Local Tax (SALT) Paraprofessional, you will play a key role in supporting a team of SALT professionals and assist with administrative support and project management. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded, performer with strong communication, organization and analytical abilities. You should be an independent, solution-oriented performer who is skilled and experienced in a supporting administrative function.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Interact with internal and external clients, answer and respond to phone calls received by partners and managers.
Provide general administrative support (type correspondence answer telephone, schedule appointments, open mail, copying, faxing) for partners and managers.
Use Microsoft Suite extensively to prepare professional documents including letters, memos, proposals, presentations, spreadsheets and billing statements.
Plan and set up meetings and teleconferences both internally and externally.
Plan and coordinate special events.
Interact with corporate travel group to coordinate travel arrangements and prepare itineraries.
Maintain electronic calendars for partners and managers.
Understand the firm’s service lines, industries, and client engagement structure in order to work effectively with all levels of employees and clients.
Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of client personnel and client service personnel. Understand and anticipate client service needs and administrative needs and deliver high-quality service and results.
Manage client-related engagement responsibilities, including client acceptance, client assignments, documentation, inventorying, indexing, filing, managing billable hours, etc.
Capture client activities and opportunities in CRM system.
Manage expenses and prepare reports for reimbursement for partner and managers.
Oversee continuing professional education and renew certifications/licenses for partners and managers, as appropriate.
Collaborate with colleagues to recommend most cost-effective ways to complete tasks. Apply and share knowledge gained about work processes, resources, and structure and business of the firm/service line/functional group. Develop and demonstrate solid knowledge of firm-wide and service line specific tools, processes, and databases.
Effectively use the firm’s core technology applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lync/Skype, SharePoint and Outlook. May also be considered a knowledge resource in one or more of these programs and be requested to train others.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors’ degree preferred.
Five to seven years of administrative support experience in a corporate or professional services environment.
Advanced skill level with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must have experience supporting multiple executives, partners and managers.
Ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
Treats sensitive or confidential information with appropriate discretion.
Ability to take initiative, be self-directed and results-oriented.
Ability to work additional hours as needed.
Preferred Skills and Experience
College degree preferred.
Moderate level accounting or financial knowledge preferred.
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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.
Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.
It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Requisition ID: 036714