Tax_WNTO_Tax Statistician Associate, WNTO National Tax Standards Group

Grant Thornton 2/15/2019 6:10:56 PM
JOB ID: 041880 Specialty:
Washington, District of Columbia

   

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Tax Statistician Associate, WNTO National Tax Standards Group

POSITION SUMMARY:

Our Washington National Tax Office (WNTO) provides deep technical knowledge and responsive support in local, state, federal and international tax. The WNTO Statistician will collaborate with Grant Thornton tax professional across all of our service lines as a member of our Statistics in Advisory, Audit, and Tax (STAAT) group. The WNTO statistician is responsible for statistical sampling and estimation, primarily in tax and auditing, as well as data analytics. The statistician will also be enhancing high quality, efficient computational tools, templates, and procedures that are easily leveraged for similar work moving forward. The statistician will be responsible for many sampling and estimation calculations that are mostly stratified samples, but could also include, multi-stage sampling, rare events, internal controls, discovery sampling, combinatorics/hypergeometric probabilities with complex sample designs, and both design and model based estimation methods.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities vary with the nature of the engagement.
Daily activities may range from consulting in teleconferences, performing calculations in SAS, teaming to solve statistical problems on applied problems, reporting and documenting complex calculations to be followed by a layperson, as well as seeking out and acting on marketing opportunities to further grow our practice.
The statistician will work closely with staff, senior associates, managers, senior managers, and partners on all phases of the project.
Other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant experience or a graduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science or similar highly quantitative degree and have a major and overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
The willingness and ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites are also required.
The job requires excellent communication skills, outstanding analytical skills, an ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects, strong computer skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
A strong working knowledge of SAS is a plus. In lieu of SAS, a strong working knowledge of multiple programming languages will demonstrate an ability to learn SAS quickly.

Benefits

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.gt.com.

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 $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, with more than 590 partners and 8,500+ employees in the United States and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India.

Job Qualifications:

· Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant experience or a graduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science or similar highly quantitative degree and have a major and overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. The willingness and ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites are also required. The job requires excellent communication skills, outstanding analytical skills, an ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects, strong computer skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. A strong working knowledge of SAS is a plus. In lieu of SAS, a strong working knowledge of multiple programming languages will demonstrate an ability to learn SAS quickly.

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.

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Requisition ID: 041880

Washington, DC
Washington, District of Columbia




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