Tax_SFTS_R&D/Fixed Assets/Inventory/Methods Senior Associate

Grant Thornton 2/14/2020 8:04:11 AM
JOB ID: 044908 Specialty:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




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.


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.

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, Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing and executing accounting method studies and fixed asset reviews to our existing clients as well as industry specific up-market tax clients. This will entail leading, developing and mentoring assigned engagement teams, as well as participating in related marketing and sales aspects of the engagements. 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.
Supervise SFTS projects - Managers have the primary responsibility of ensuring that all client projects are conducted in accordance with firm standards and completed on time and within budget.
Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills at all times during the engagement.
Conduct fieldwork - Due to the size of our regional teams and assigned engagements, our managers will be expected to assist in conducting client engagement fieldwork. This may include visiting the client location, investigating the relevant facts identified, analyzing all applicable accounting information, completing the appropriate tax computations and preparation of written memorandums that summarize the engagement team findings.
Travel will be required in the Central US Region and is dependent on client location, size of the local market, size of engagement projects, etc.
Client communication, both verbally and in written form, must remain constant. This includes initiating internal communications regarding status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of engagement team work load, expected due dates, etc.
Managers will be required to "multi-task" and manage numerous client projects and tasks simultaneously. Project managers will be ultimately responsible for the overall project and client end deliverable.
Lead and participate in professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
Business Development – take the lead on sales presentations for both existing and prospective clients.
Perform other job-related duties as necessary.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA or JD/active law license required.
Master's degree in Accounting or Taxation preferred.
Five or more years relevant work experience in a Tax environment. Experience in a Big 4 firm, a comparable size public accounting firm or consulting firm is preferred.
An intermediate understanding of tax return mechanics is required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
Demonstrated success in Project Management. Candidate must demonstrate ability to manage time, multi-task and meet client deadlines.
Proficient Excel skills. Candidate must have solid abilities to analyze and summarize data with accuracy.
Teamwork. Candidate must demonstrate experience working as a productive member of a team.
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites as required.


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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: 044908

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania