Strategic Federal Tax Services R&D Senior Associate

Grant Thornton - Minneapolis, MN

Posted 738 days ago
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    Not Applicable
  • Job function
    Accounting/Auditing, Strategy/Planning
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    Accounting, Management Consulting
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Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

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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 consulting on other complex tax matters.

Tax Senior Associate - Strategic Federal Tax Services - Research & Development Tax Credit
Position Summary:
The Tax Senior Associate in the Strategic Federal Tax Services - Research & Development Tax Credit group researches tax issues, conducts fieldwork, and supports sales and marketing efforts. The SFTS R&D group consists of regional teams directed by a national leader. Each regional team may have some additional specific requirements that will be discussed during the course of the interview process. In order to meet professional certification requirements and to ensure continued professional development, consulting staff will be provided opportunities to work in other lines of business such as the Assurance and Tax Compliance practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct fieldwork - Staff will conduct fieldwork specific to the consulting projects. Field work typically involves visiting the client location, touring client facilities, investigating relevant facts, analyzing accounting information, preparing cost lead schedules and cost summary schedules, completing appropriate tax computations, and preparing written reports summarizing the findings.
  • Travel - Typically some travel is required to perform fieldwork. Staff travel is typically 8 to 10 days per month. Travel is dependent on staff location, size of the local market, particular line of business, etc.
  • Legal research - Tax consulting by nature requires that staff become "experts" in a particular field of the tax law. Staff will conduct research both in general and client specific.
  • Personal development - Staff will be required to read and study relevant tax material related to the specific line of business. In this way staff will become experts" in the related field.
  • Manage workload - Staff will be required to "multi-task" and manage various project tasks at once. Project managers will be ultimately responsible for the overall project and deliverables. Staff are expected to initiate internal communication regarding status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of work load, expected due dates, etc.


Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. Two to four years of experience in Accounting or Tax in public accounting or consulting.
  • Basic understanding of income tax theory and tax return mechanics/preparation.
  • Experience with cost segregation or accounting methods would be a plus
  • Candidate need not be expert in preparing tax returns; however, a basic understanding of the mechanics of the tax return is required.
  • Proficient in basic tax concepts.

  • Preferred Skills and Experience:
    • Master's in Taxation preferred.

    Additional Information:
    • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.
    • Candidate must be willing and able to travel approximately 8 to 10 days per month.

    • Benefits:
      Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles.For a complete list of benefits please visit .

      The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

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