SALT-Income and Franchise Senior Associate

| Boston, MA, USA
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As the Income Franchise Tax Senior Associate, you'll deliver a full range of tax planning, consulting, and compliance services for your multiple clients - all with the resources, environment, and support to help you excel. You'll collaborate with the Income/Franchise Tax team and work closely with staff on various tax matters, on all phases of project and engagement management, because together is how we succeed.

From day one, you'll be empowered by high quality tools and resources to thrive in your role to meet client needs and help you achieve more, confidently.

Your day-to-day may include:

  • Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing tax projects and managing to budget
  • Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns on tax projects and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews; perform in-charge role as needed
  • Deliver a full range of State & Local Tax services including tax return preparation and review, tax research, preparation of technical memorandums and drafting client correspondence. Assignments include reverse sales tax reviews, audit defense, and research of sales tax issues
  • Review tax returns done by staff and make recommendations on return preparation regarding accuracy and tax savings opportunities; gain increasing responsibility in review process
  • Conduct 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
  • Prepare returns for more complex State & Local Income/Franchise Tax returns and demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex tax concepts
  • Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other tax authorities
  • Other duties as assigned

You have the following technical skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Minimum two to six years of progressive tax compliance and/or tax consulting
  • CPA, JD, or Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Can travel as needed

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About Us

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 you 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.

Benefits:

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. For an overview of our benefit offerings, please visit: https://www.grantthornton.com/careers/rewards-and-benefits

  • Benefits for internship positions: Grant Thornton interns are eligible to participate in the firm's medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm's employee assistance program. Interns also receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave, and are paid for firm holidays that fall within their internship period.
  • Benefits for seasonal employee positions: Grant Thornton seasonal employees are eligible to participate in the firm's medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm's employee assistance program. Seasonal employees may also be eligible to participate in the firm's 401(k) savings plan and employee retirement plan in accordance with applicable plan terms and eligibility requirements. Seasonal employees receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave.

Grant Thornton employees may be eligible for a discretionary, annual bonus based on individual and firm performance, subject to the terms, conditions and eligibility criteria of the applicable bonus plan or program. Interns and seasonal employees are not eligible for bonus compensation.

Additional Details:

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 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 [email protected].

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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