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Strategic Federal Tax Services Senior Associate

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

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. We've never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.

As one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the world, Grant Thornton LLP is continuously seeking top talent. Discover a place where you'll work with a team of professionals, dedicated to providing bold leadership and distinctive client service. Spend each day engaged in meaningful and challenging work. Be supported in your professional growth and recognized for your contributions.

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 Assets, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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 workload, expected due dates, etc.
* Participate in professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - External

* 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.


Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

FOR LA PROPER ONLY: We will consider all qualified Applicants for employment; including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the city of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result - for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It's what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.The team you're about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here's how:

* Whether it's your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.
* Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.
* We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different - and we think that's a good thing. That's why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at
* When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we're taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at

Here's what you can expect next:

If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at

Additional Details:

Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or self-test negative for COVID-19 within a specified timeframe in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact

For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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