Strategic Federal Tax Services Senior Manager

Grant Thornton 1/17/2020 8:28:12 AM
JOB ID: 045970 Specialty:
New York City, New York




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Strategic Federal Tax Services Inventory/Accounting Methods Senior Manager


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 C-SFTS practice, part of Strategic Federal Tax Services (SFTS), uses specialized, national and regional staff to provide expert services to our clients. This position will require the successful candidate to be a technical resource in the inventory area capable of marketing and selling inventory type projects and provide project management and QA oversight on major inventory projects. The successful candidate will support the region in addition to being utilized as a national resource as needed.

Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing tax projects and managing to budget. Serve as business adviser to client.
Conduct inventory projects including technical tax research, planning the project and insuring that our QA standards are met on each project.
Formulate and deliver innovative tax planning and tax savings strategies.
Identify and capitalize on opportunities to sell inventory tax services and identify opportunities to cross-sell various tax opportunities outside of inventory services.
Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, and to make sure deadlines are met.
Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns on tax projects and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews; perform in-charge role as needed.
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform tax services.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve tax-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.
Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
Participate in recruiting efforts as needed.
Attend professional development and training seminars on a regular basis.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA or JD/active law license required.
Master's degree in Accounting or Taxation preferred.
6-8 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis in the inventory/accounting methods area
Superior analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills.
Ability to supervise staff and lead projects.
Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
Strong leadership, recruiting, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills and strong attention to detail.
Computer expertise including knowledge of tax software and technology.
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.


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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 across the U.S., 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: 045970

New York City, NY
New York City, New York