• Tax Associate - Fall 2023

    Grant Thornton LLP Arlington, VA 22212

    Job #2282959815

  • 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

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Juris Doctorate, or Tax LLM

    • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

    • Completion of necessary education hours to be eligible for CPA licensure or licensed attorney status

    • The willingness and ability to work additional hours, as needed, and travel to various client sites

    Skill Requirements

    • 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

    Training

    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.

    Benefits

    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.

    At Grant Thornton, we are committed to providing you with the training and support you need to achieve your career aspirations. That is why at Grant Thornton we provide financial support and incentives as you pursue your goal of passing the bar exam and becoming a licensed attorney.

    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.

    Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or self-test negative for COVID-19 within a specified timeframe in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

    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 your 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 ~~~/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 ~~~/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 ~~~/careers.

    Additional Details:

    Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or self-test negative for COVID-19 within a specified timeframe in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

    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 LLP 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 ~~~.

    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.