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National Managing Director - Firm Partnership Tax

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description - National Managing Director - Firm Partnership Tax (047057)

Job Description

National Managing Director - Firm Partnership Tax ( Job Number: 047057 )

Description

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We’ve never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.

As one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the world, Grant Thornton LLP is continuously seeking top talent. Discover a place where you’ll work with a team of professionals dedicated to providing bold leadership and distinctive client service. Spend each day engaged in meaningful and challenging work. Be supported in your professional growth and recognized for your contributions.

POSITION SUMMARY:

National Managing Director - Firm Partnership Tax

The Managing Director of Tax will need to be a dynamic and experienced leader who is able to pivot between overall business perspectives and hands-on transformational leadership. This position will be responsible for establishing, implementing and maintaining the firm' s overarching tax strategies and policies to complement firm’s operations and be the focal leadership point in collaboration with the CFO, Tax Matters Partner and other firm leaders to modernize, transform and update the current approach.

Reporting to the CFO, this role will foster a spirit of collaboration with other leaders within finance/accounting and the business in carrying out these responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluate current state and develop a detailed framework and strategy along with other key strategic business leaders (e.g., CFO, CEO, COO, GC, etc..) relative to the overall approach to tax strategies for the firm as well as the firm’s owners (i.e., partners and principals)

Drive quality and seamless delivery through all aspects of the reporting and compliance process (e.g., federal, state/local, indirect, international, partnership K-1 process, etc..)

Lead and support the leadership with effective communication efforts to and on behalf of firm owners (i.e., partners and principals), ( both individually and as a group, on firm tax matters and drive additional awareness / education on complex planning, strategy and controversy matters

Proactively engages the business leaders and other subject matter experts with the firm on key issues; assess and manage risks and opportunities; quarterback tax function operations from inception to execution & reporting

Develop extensive knowledge of the firm’s partnership agreement, partner compensation & benefits, risk management strategies and governance protocols and proactively provide strategic guidance relative to potential opportunities for refinements or adjustments to achieve preferred outcomes

Provide the on-the-ground and day-to-day leadership for the Tax Function / Team and drive efficiencies and transformation through a leader-led technology enablement and process transformation

Support the firm’s efforts to identify, hire,, develop and retain top tax function talent to support the overall firm objectives

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

15+ years of experience (preferablystrategic partnership) experience, including experience within the professionalservices industry

Deep expertise in partnership taxaccounting topics, concepts and strategies

Comprehensive knowledge of US andinternational tax requirements for partnerships, alternate structures,subsidiaries, etc..

Strong and clearly demonstratedexecutive presence, with proven impeccable business judgement and refinedtransformational leadership skills

Ability to support, collaboratewith and effectively communicate across the entire spectrum of leadership rolesand all levels of leadership (e.g., Partnership Board, C-Suite, Business UnitLeaders, etc..)

Experience leading technologyimplementations and process improvements in connection with the tax function ofa major firm, corporation or business enterprise AND hands on-experience withthe most up to date tax software and technology solutions

Recognized and proven experienceleading a team of diverse professionals with emphasis on the identification anddevelopment of top talent

Masters in Tax / Accountingpreferred and BA in Tax / Accounting required

CPA required AND JD/LLM a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to travel on short notice and workadditional hours as necessary.

Travel percentage: 20%

BENEFITS:

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health andoffers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For acomplete list of benefits please visit http://www.gt.com/ . It is Grant Thornton’s policy topromote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, butnot limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefitsand termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion,national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristicprotected by applicable federal, state or local law.

For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualifiedApplicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistentwith the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City ofLos Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Primary Location Work Locations - Downers Grove(143) 3333 Finler RD Suite 700 Downers Grove 60515

It is the policy of the firm to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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