Grant Thornton LLP Tax Senior Associate - WNTO Partnership Tax Group in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Tax Senior Associate, WNTO Partnership Tax Group

Position Summary

Grant Thornton’s responsive, partner-led Tax service teams help dynamic companies navigate complexity and grow with insightful, practical tax advice. In addition to tax professionals across the United States, our Washington National Tax Office provides deep technical knowledge and responsive support in local, state, federal and international tax. Our tax services include: compliance, human capital services, federal tax services, international tax services, state and local tax services, private wealth services, tax reporting and advisory, partnership taxation, not-for-profit tax, and mergers & acquisition tax services.

The Tax Senior Associate in our Washington National Tax Office's Partnership (Sub-chapter K) Tax group provides support to other members of the group as they serve as tax technical resources to, and team with, practice offices to deepen technical knowledge throughout the Firm. The Tax Senior Associate also assists in interactions with national and regional leadership to drive tax initiatives that feed into broader regional and national tax goals. In addition, the Tax Senior Associate has a key role in providing technical training and in providing Thought Leadership in the Partnership (Sub-chapter K) tax area. The Tax Senior Associate develops close interaction with clients, both internal and external, to provide planning and consulting expertise and is responsible for development of tax professionals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform research and analysis of various tax technical issues for matters related to Partnership (Sub-chapter K) tax.
  • Ensure continuous development of tax professionals.
  • Consult with internal and external clients on the technical aspects of tax-efficient structuring of partnership formation, disposition, and restructuring transactions, and on operational matters, including capital account maintenance and partnership allocations; prepare technical memoranda on issues arising in such consultations.
  • Prepare Excel spreadsheets to demonstrate the application of key Sub-chapter K concepts, such as 704(b) capital accounts, 704(c) allocations, outside tax basis, inside basis adjustments, disguised sales, and 751(b) hot asset sales/exchanges.
  • Facilitate client understanding of Partnership (Subchapter K) tax development implications.
  • Promote collaboration between service lines and industries to provide high quality client service.
  • Elevate the Grant Thornton Brand by demonstrating thought leadership and embracing our marketing and sales programs.
  • Engage in productive interaction and teaming with office, regional and national leadership.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

  • CPA, or JD (LLM in Taxation preferred).

  • 2 or more years of Partnership (Sub-chapter K) tax consulting experience at a major public accounting or law firm, with a preference for candidates with experience at a National Tax Office and/or IRS National office.
  • Demonstrated success in tax technical work.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, writing, and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet preparation and interpretation.
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage and develop staff in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work additional hours and travel to various client sites as needed.


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Title: Tax Senior Associate - WNTO Partnership Tax Group

Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Requisition ID: 039579