Strategic Federal Tax Services R&D Senior Associate

Grant Thornton 11/13/2020 8:02:47 AM
JOB ID: 047987 Specialty:
Charlotte, North Carolina




Strategic Federal Tax Services R&D Senior Associate(Job Number: 047987)


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Strategic Federal Tax Services – Research & Development Tax Credit 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 in more than 50 offices around 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 Tax Senior Associate in the Strategic Federal Tax Services – Research & Development Tax Credit group researches tax issues, conducts fieldwork, and supports sales and marketing efforts. The SFTS R&D group consists of regional teams directed by a national leader. Each regional team may have some additional specific requirements that will be discussed during the course of the interview process. In order to meet professional certification requirements and to ensure continued professional development, consulting staff will be provided opportunities to work in other lines of business such as the Assurance and Tax Compliance practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct fieldwork - Staff will conduct fieldwork specific to the consulting projects. Field work typically involves visiting the client location, touring client facilities, investigating relevant facts, analyzing accounting information, preparing cost lead schedules and cost summary schedules, completing appropriate tax computations, and preparing written reports summarizing the findings.
Travel - Typically some travel is required to perform fieldwork. Staff travel is typically 8 to 10 days per month. Travel is dependent on staff location, size of the local market, particular line of business, etc.
Legal research - Tax consulting by nature requires that staff become "experts" in a particular field of the tax law. Staff will conduct research both in general and client specific.
Personal development - Staff will be required to read and study relevant tax material related to the specific line of business. In this way staff will become experts" in the related field.
Manage workload - Staff will be required to "multi-task" and manage various project tasks at once. Project managers will be ultimately responsible for the overall project and deliverables. Staff are expected to initiate internal communication regarding status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of work load, expected due dates, etc.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. Master's in Taxation preferred.
Two to four years of experience in Accounting or Tax in public accounting or consulting.
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: 047987

Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, North Carolina