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
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
- 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
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Juris Doctorate, or
Major and 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
Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal), and
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
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 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.