Tax Associate - Winter 2019(Job Number: 041356)
Who is Grant Thornton?
Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.
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 revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.
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.
We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive. Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect, and responsibility (“CLEARR”) guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition to be the firm that makes a difference every day.
We provide companies with the guidance that they need to help run their businesses, establish robust internal controls, use information effectively and improve performance. These services include compliance, consulting services, information technology solutions, forensic accounting and investigative services, recovery and reorganization, tax preparation, and valuation, to name a few.
What is Tax?
Grant Thornton's tax specialists complement our clients' accounting teams while maintaining their auditors' independence with our compliance services and customized tax planning advice. We have capabilities to advise our clients on various tax strategies including federal tax services, state and local tax services, international tax services, industry tax services, family wealth planning, and compensation and benefit plan design, as well as consult on other complex tax matters.
Why become a Tax Associate at Grant Thornton?
As a Tax Associate at Grant Thornton, your primary responsibilities will consist of tax consulting and tax return preparation duties, including tax research, tax planning, and the preparation of supporting work papers for various tax returns and tax related projects. You will work with a variety of entities such as corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and non-profits. In addition, you will be exposed to a variety of industries including real estate, consumer industrial products, not-for-profits, and healthcare. Procedures vary depending on the type of engagement and associate experience. Procedures may range from reviewing computer input to working on a tax project from start to finish. You will work closely with seniors, managers, and partners on all phases of the project. Grant Thornton has opportunities within its Federal, State and Local Tax, International Tax, Strategic Federal Tax, and Private Wealth Service lines. Additional job responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
Reviewing data input, identifying and resolving technical tax issues, and assisting in the review of tax preparation completed by our firm in India
Responding to inquiries from the IRS and other taxing authorities
Identifying, researching, and assessing various tax issues while also providing information to senior staff members
Providing on-the-job training to junior staff members
Identifying and carrying out other projects as assigned
Collaboratively working with client team members while building rapport and strong client relationships
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting
Major and overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
Completion of necessary education hours to be eligible for CPA licensure, if required in the state where the position will be located
The willingness and ability to work additional hours, as needed, and travel to various client sites
Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
Strong technical aptitude and skillset
Demonstrated project management skillset including project planning and time management
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment
Grant Thornton LLP provides both local and national training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.
Grant Thornton LLP offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.
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.
Primary Location - US-MI-Southfield
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