Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Managing Director

Grant Thornton 6/25/2019 5:18:07 AM
JOB ID: 043700 Specialty:
San Francisco, California




Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 47,000 people serving clients in more than 140 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Managing Director

Position Summary

Grant Thornton’s core business is audit, tax and advisory services. In short, we strive for a keen understanding of the client’s business in order to provide insightful and sound operational advice, recommend process improvement strategies, and offer suggestions to manage risk. Our professionals are thought leaders, providing personalized attention and quality service to our clients.

Grant Thornton’s responsive, partner-led Tax service teams help dynamic companies navigate complexity and grow with insightful, practical tax advice. In addition to tax professionals in our offices across the United States, our Washington National Tax Office provides deep technical knowledge and responsive support in local, state, federal and international tax. Our tax services include: compliance, human capital services, federal tax services, international tax services, state and local tax services, private wealth services, tax reporting and advisory, partnership taxation, not-for-profit tax, and mergers & acquisition tax services.

Grant Thornton’s Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Services Practice specializes in delivery of a full range of Tax services to various clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include interacting closely with clients and colleagues to provide valuable, innovative tax planning and consulting services in a highly responsive transactional environment; developing and managing a high functioning team of professionals and working closely with other partners and staff on client management, practice development, sales and marketing efforts, and business development activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain strong relationships with business owners and CEOs of current and potential clients
Effectively manage existing client relationships to enhance client satisfaction
Effectively manage the fundamentals (i.e. realization, utilization, leverage, accounts receivable, and expenses)
Successfully integrate industry initiatives with local office strategy
Provide technical expertise in the areas of regulations, market practices, trends, economic factors, risk identification, and process improvement recommendations
Plan and execute business process control reviews, internal audits, systems reviews, and other service offerings
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA required; CIA, CISA or CISSP a plus; Masters in Taxation, LLM in Taxation or JD preferred.
At least ten years of progressive consulting experience, internal/external auditing or comparable experience with Sarbanes Oxley
Experience in a medium- to large-sized public accounting firm
Financial, operational, and systems audit experience, as well as experience in business process control reviews is necessary, along with ACL and/or SAS
Demonstrated new business development experience
Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities.
Strong leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Ability to work additional hours and travel to various client sites as needed.
Professional services industry or public accounting firm experience is 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 $1.7 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.

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: 043700

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California