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Sales & Use Tax Senior Associate

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.
Position Summary:
Grant Thornton's responsive, partner-led Tax service teams helpdynamic companies navigate complexity and grow with insightful, practical taxadvice. In addition to tax professionalsin more than 50 offices around the United States, our Washington National TaxOffice provides deep technical knowledge and responsive support in local,state, federal and international tax. Our tax services include: compliance,compensation and benefits consulting services, federal tax services,international tax services, state and local tax services, private wealthservices, tax accounting and risk advisory services and tax complianceservices.
The Tax Senior Associate in the State & Local Tax €“ Sales & Use Tax group is responsible for delivering a full range of tax planning, consulting and compliance services to clients and works closely with staff on all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients. Responsibilities include tax return review and preparation; interacting closely with clients to provide planning, consulting, and compliance expertise; developing and supervising staff; and assisting in client management and practice development activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
Assignments include reverse sales tax reviews, audit defense, and research of sales tax issues.
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 and Local Tax returns including Income and Franchise Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Property Tax, etc. and demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex tax concepts.
Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other tax authorities.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Two to four years of progressive State and Local Tax compliance.
Broad exposure to State and Local Taxes including knowledge in State Income/Franchise Tax, Credits and Incentives, Sales and Use Tax; must be eager to work on a variety of SALT issues and not specialize in one particular area.
Strong tax accounting skills with proficiency in US GAAP, tax compliance, corporate consolidated returns, and combined state tax returns.
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Fast-Tax software, and CCH.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
CPA preferred.
Tax consulting experience; experience in public accounting is a plus.
Property Tax experience a plus
Additional Information:
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.
Benefits:
GrantThornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers anextensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visitwww.gt.com.
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) isthe U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world'sleading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. GrantThornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices acrossthe U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees.
Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-heldcompanies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religiousorganizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products,financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. GrantThornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growthholistically €” whether through revenue improvement, leadership, missionfulfillment or innovation.
It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employmentopportunities. 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 applicablefederal, state or local law.

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