Tax Manager - Strategic Federal Tax Services - Research & Development
Company: Grant Thornton LLP (US)
Posted on: June 26, 2022
Position SummaryJob DescriptionThe Strategic Federal Tax
Services (SFTS) - R&D tax credit team at Grant Thornton LLP
uses specialized, national staff to conduct Research Tax Credit
Studies. Our employees in this area enjoy rewarding careers as tax
specialists in federal and state R&D credit rules. By properly
identifying qualified research activities and associated costs, we
help our clients maximize their investments in innovation and
realize substantial tax savings. Grant Thornton's tax specialists
have worked extensively in the research tax credit arena for more
than 20 years. We have leveraged our years of experience to develop
a turnkey approach - one that is designed to effectively calculate
and authenticate research tax credits in a manner accepted by the
IRS. We have helped clients claim credits ranging from $25,000 to
$20 million and have commented and testified on behalf on the
interests of our clients to the IRS and Treasury Department.The
SFTS R&D Manager supervises R&D projects, researches tax
issues, assists in conducting fieldwork, and participates in 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.Essential Duties And
ResponsibilitiesThe tasks presented below are general in nature.
Additional specific tasks will be discussed during the
- Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and
strict client confidentiality.
- Supervise R&D projects - Managers have the primary
responsibility to ensure that R&D projects are conducted in
accordance with firm standards and completed on time with on
budget. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and
supervisory skills. Prior supervisory experience is required.
- Conduct fieldwork - Due to the size of our regional teams,
managers will be expected to assist in conducting fieldwork. This
may include 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. Manager travel is
typically 8 to 10 days per month. Travel is dependent on location,
size of the local market, size of projects, etc.
- Legal research - Managers are expected to have a command of
federal and some state R&D rules and relevant court cases.
Managers are expected to be able to train staff as needed.
- Client communication - Managers will be required to communicate
with clients both verbally and in written form.
- Manage workload - Managers will be required to multi-task and
manage various project tasks at once. Project managers will be
ultimately responsible for the overall project and deliverable.
Managers are expected to initiate internal communication regarding
status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of
work load, expected due dates, etc. The tax consulting practice has
less structure then the traditional audit and tax compliance
practices. Managers must demonstrate the ability to succeed in a
less structured environment.
- Attend professional development and training sessions on a
- Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA or JD/active law license
- Master's degree in Accounting or Taxation preferred.
- A minimum of five years of experience in Accounting or Tax in
public accounting or consulting.
- Intermediate understanding of tax return mechanics. Candidate
should be familiar with and have experience with amending tax
- Strong verbal communication. Candidate must demonstrate ability
to clearly communicate verbally.
- Strong writing skills. Candidate must demonstrate ability to
clearly communicate in writing.
- Time management. Candidate must demonstrate ability to manage
time, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
- Critical thinking.
- Teamwork. Candidate must demonstrate experience in working as a
productive member of a team.
- 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.The salary range for this
position in the state of Colorado is $110,000-140,000.About UsAt
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.OrganizationThe 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 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/careersHere'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. Additional Details:
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