Grant Thornton LLP Seasonal SALT-Income and Franchise Senior Associate II in New York, New York
Seasonal State and Local Tax - Income & Franchise Tax Senior Associate
Van-life traveler + on-the-go accountant
Busy parent + busier tax accountant
Avid gardener + growth-minded CPA
Many combinations go against expectations for the type of career you can have in professional services. We’re here to meet and then go beyond those expectations, with the seasonal state and local tax senior associate role that lets you pursue passions instead of promotions.
Our seasonal state and local tax senior associates know what they are looking for in an accounting career: flexibility. These senior associates are brought in during the firm’s busy seasons, or other short-term periods driven by business need, to uphold standards, run client engagements and collaborate closely with staff across all parts of the engagement, and for multiple clients.
Here, you’re also more than “seasonal” – you’re part of the team. Beyond flexibility, we offer an experience that is more supportive and inclusive, where you will like the people and clients you’re working with and value the relationships you’re able to develop.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage, direct, and monitor multiple client services teams on client engagements; plan, execute, direct, and complete tax projects in a wide variety of industries; provide tax planning, consulting, and compliance expertise to clients; and manage to budget.
Manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on tax projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.
Deliver a full range of State and Local Tax services including tax return preparation and review, tax research, preparation of technical memorandums, drafting client correspondence, and counseling client in defending against state audits.
Conduct primary and secondary review of complicated State and Local tax returns. Review multi-disciplinary, multi-state reviews that analyze income, franchise, sales and use, payroll, valorem taxes, and others to identify optimal filing options, exemptions, credits and incentives, and corporate structures that can reduce the client's tax burden.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA. Masters in Taxation, LLM in Taxation, or JD a plus.
Three to five years of progressive State and Local Tax consulting and/or compliance experience in public accounting or a combination of corporate and public accounting experience.
State Income/Franchise Tax experience is mandatory, and must be eager to work on a variety of SALT issues.
Excellent analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills with proficiency in US GAAP, tax compliance, corporate consolidated returns, and combined state tax returns.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to manage and develop staff in a highly interactive team environment.
Strong leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Ability to travel on short notice and work additional hours as needed.
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.
About the Team
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 www.gt.com/careers
• 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 www.gt.com/careers
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 www.gt.com/careers.
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