Grant Thornton LLP Private Wealth Services Tax Experienced Associate in Chicago, Illinois

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Tax Associate – Private Wealth Services

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 Associate in the General Tax Private Wealth Service group is responsible for providing tax compliance and consulting services to our clients and works with other professionals in the organization to assist in building a profitable practice and delivering high value solutions and income, estate, charitable, and gift tax planning strategies to the high net worth market. The client base is primarily comprised of owners of closely held businesses and other high-income individuals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Provide tax planning and consulting to our firm's high net worth clients for estate, wills and trusts taxation, and individual income taxes. * Interact closely with client's other advisers such as attorneys and financial managers. * Prepare individual, partnership, gift, trust and estate tax returns. * Review prior year tax returns to look for potential errors, inconsistencies, planning opportunities, etc. * Review/summarize client's estate documents, including wills, trusts, charitable plans, etc. * Identify and capitalize on opportunities to sell tax services. * Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve tax-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements. * Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives, and utilize that knowledge on engagements. * Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA required.
  • Fresh grad to two years of progressive tax consulting and compliance in Family Wealth Planning, or related areas in public accounting or consulting.
  • Experience in preparing estate, trust, and individual returns.
  • Experience in financial modeling and analysis.
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
  • Computer expertise, including knowledge of tax software and technology.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Masters in Taxation, LLM in Taxation, JD, or CFP preferred, or currently pursuing one of these degrees/certifications. Additional Information:
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites. Benefits:

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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.

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Title: Private Wealth Services Tax Experienced Associate

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 042624