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Tax Manager - Strategic Federal Tax Services - Research & Development

Company: Grant Thornton LLP (US)
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 interview.

  • 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 regular basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA or JD/active law license required.
    • 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 returns.
    • 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
      • 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'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 Additional Details:
          • Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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. Personnel who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have an approved accommodation will be required to work remotely and will not be permitted to work on-site or to attend in-person events and functions until further notice. 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.

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