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.
Why become a Tax Associate at Grant Thornton?
Grant Thornton's tax specialists’ team with our clients’ tax and finance functions to execute effective tax strategies, manage tax compliance matters, mitigate tax risk, and ensure high quality tax work. We support our clients through federal tax administrative and legislative changes, complex state and international tax policies, and streamlining routine compliance functions to focus on value-added tax planning.
Our tax service line strategy is structured to provide technical support and pragmatic business solutions to our clients while also enriching our team members with deep technical skills and a diverse experience.
As a tax associate at Grant Thornton, your primary responsibilities will consist of tax consulting and tax return support duties, including tax research, tax planning, and the preparation of supporting work papers for various tax related projects. You will work with a variety of entities such as corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts, as well as individuals. In addition, you will be exposed to diverse industries including private equity, real estate, consumer industrial products, not-for-profits, and healthcare. Tax associates are employed on a wide assortment of procedures, which vary depending on the type of engagement and the tax associate’s experience. Procedures range from researching complex tax issue, drafting memoranda, preparing supporting workpapers and models, to preparing presentations for our clients’ management team. As a tax associate, you will work closely with senior associates, managers, and partners on all phases of projects.
Grant Thornton has opportunities within its Mergers and Acquisitions Tax, International Tax, Federal Tax, State and Local Tax, Strategic Federal Tax, and Private Wealth Service lines.
Additional job responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
- Identifying, researching, and assessing various domestic and international tax issues while providing information to senior staff members
Drafting tax workpapers documenting analysis on various consulting projects
Preparing tax models to assist clients with understanding how tax planning affects cash flow
Preparing tax memoranda
Identifying and carrying out other projects
Providing training and mentoring to junior staff members
Collaboratively working with client team members while building rapport and strong client relationships
- Responding to inquiries from the IRS and other taxing authorities
Engaging in regular client discussions, communications, and outreach
- A Juris Doctorate or Tax LLM
Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
Strong technical aptitude
- Proven research and writing skills
Demonstrated project management skillset including project planning and time management
Basic understanding of excel and accounting concepts
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment
At Grant Thornton, we are committed to providing you with the training and support you need to achieve your career aspirations. 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 provides financial support and incentives as you pursue your goal of passing the bar exam and becoming a licensed attorney.
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.