Strategic Federal Tax Services Senior Associate

Grant Thornton 7/30/2019 6:41:59 PM
JOB ID: 044276 Specialty:
Appleton, Wisconsin




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Strategic Federal Tax Services (SFTS) – R&D/Fixed Assets/Inventory/Methods Senior Associate


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 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.

The Strategic Federal Tax Services (SFTS) Practice at Grant Thornton LLP uses specialized tax resources to conduct Tax Accounting Method, Fixed Asset, R&D, Section 199, and Meals and Entertainment consulting services. Our professionals in this practice area enjoy rewarding careers as tax specialists, providing tax consulting services to large domestic and multinational corporations in both a public company and privately held setting. By properly identifying consulting opportunities, our tax professionals can help our clients maximize their cash flow and realize substantial savings to defer revenue recognition and accelerate applicable tax deductions.

The SFTS R&D/Fixed Assets/Inventory/Methods Senior Associate will be responsible for collaborating on the design, implementation, and execution of various consulting services to our existing clients as well as industry specific up-market tax clients. This will entail leading, developing and mentoring engagement teams. The SFTS Practice consists of regional teams directed by a national leader.


The tasks presented below are general in nature. Additional specific tasks will be discussed during the interview.
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Ensure projects are conducted in accordance with firm standards and completed on time within budget. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
Conduct fieldwork including visiting the client location, investigating relevant facts, analyzing accounting information, completing appropriate tax computations, and preparing written memorandum summarizing the findings.
Ability to travel within the Region. Travel is dependent on location, size of the local market, size of projects, etc.
Communicate with clients verbally and in written form.
Ability to "multi-task" and manage numerous project tasks at once.
Initiate internal communication regarding status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of work load, expected due dates, etc.
Participate in professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
Other job related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with a focus on Taxation strongly preferred; CPA or legal background will be considered if substantial accounting and quantitative skills. Master’s in Taxation preferred.
A minimum of two to four years of experience in Accounting or Tax in public accounting or consulting firm preferred.
Intermediate understanding of tax return mechanics.
Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
Candidate must demonstrate ability to manage time, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
Must have solid Microsoft Excel abilities to analyze and summarize data with accuracy
Candidate must demonstrate experience working as a productive team member.
Basic understanding of income tax theory and tax return mechanics/preparation.
Candidate need not be expert in preparing tax returns; however, a basic understanding of the mechanics of the tax return is required.
Proficient in basic tax concepts.

Additional Information:
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.
Candidate must be willing and able to travel approximately 8 to 10 days per month.


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Requisition ID: 044276

Appleton, WI
Appleton, Wisconsin