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SALT-Property Tax Director

Company: Grant Thornton International Ltd
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

SALT-Property Tax DirectorJob Summary: The State & Local Tax (SALT) Property Tax Director will work with other property tax professionals and other service lines to grow our existing property tax practice, delivering high quality services to our existing clients and engaging in practice development activities to add additional clients.
Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with business owners and CEO's of current and potential clients
  • Effectively manage overall client relationships to assure client satisfaction
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to sell services to existing and potential clients
  • Coach, counsel, and train managers, seniors and staff
  • Promote collaboration between service lines and industries to provide high quality client service.
  • Attract, develop and retain top talent for the Tax Practice.
  • Ensure the Tax Practice maintains a high level of quality and follows the firm's quality control policies.
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to sell services to existing and potential clients.
  • Engage in productive interaction and teaming with office, regional and national leadership.
  • Use knowledge of the client, competition, market and product or service to expand services to current clients. Serve as business adviser to client.
  • Utilize the appropriate firm resources to develop and close sales opportunities that fit within the firm strategy.
  • Promptly identify problems related to financial performance and implement effective solutions to address financial performance problems.
  • Proactively anticipate and stay informed of information related to their specialty including regulations, market practices, trends, economic factors, and risk.
  • Demonstrate and maintain technical expertise in all matters related to their specialization.
  • Work closely with other key Partners, managers and staff to integrate practice development skills into a team approach for New Business Development.
  • Possess ownership of ideas and share new ideas and practices as they grow the skills of the staff and assist in the implementation of our business plan/strategy.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
    Certifications & Licensures: CPA required.
    Experience: Minimum of 10 years experience in progressive federal tax consulting and/or compliance experience in public accounting, or a combination of corporate and public accounting experience.

    • Experience in a medium- to large-sized public, regional, or national accounting firm.
    • Demonstrated success in a leadership role.
    • Experience in Corporate, S-Corp. and/or Partnership returns.
    • Excellent analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills with proficiency in US GAAP, tax compliance, corporate consolidated returns, consolidated federal tax returns, partnership returns, and combined state tax returns.
    • Consulting experience within Tax system and process improvement implementation.
    • Knowledge of CORPTAX, Vertex or ONESOURCE software.
    • Outstanding experience in staff and tax management in an integrated client service team.
    • Computer expertise including knowledge of tax software and technology.
    • Demonstrated new business development experience.
    • 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 as needed and travel to various client sites.


Keywords: Grant Thornton International Ltd, Downers Grove , SALT-Property Tax Director, Accounting, Auditing , Downers Grove, Illinois

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