Grant Thornton LLP SALT Internal Senior Director in Wichita, Kansas
Senior Director – SALT - Internal Tax
The Senior Director - SALT Internal Tax will need to be a dynamic and experienced leader. This position will be responsible for establishing, implementing and maintaining the firm' s overarching SALT tax strategies and policies to complement firm’s operations and be the focal leadership point in collaboration with the Chief Tax Officer, Director SALT, CFO and Tax Matters Partner and other firm leaders to modernize, transform and update the current SALT approach.
Reporting to the Chief Tax Officer, 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 strategy along with other key strategic business leaders (e.g., CTO, CFO, CEO, COO, GC, etc..) relative to the overall approach to SALT 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., state/local, indirect, state 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 state tax matters)
Proactively engages the business leaders and other subject matter experts with the firm on key issues; assess and manage risks and opportunities;
Provide the on-the-ground and day-to-day state tax 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
15+ years of experience (preferably strategic partnership) experience, including experience within the professional services industry
Deep expertise in partnership tax accounting topics, concepts and strategies
Comprehensive knowledge of US and state tax requirements for partnerships, alternate structures, subsidiaries, etc.
Ability to support, collaborate with and effectively communicate across the entire spectrum of leadership roles and all levels of leadership (e.g., Partnership Board, C-Suite, Business Unit Leaders, etc.)
Recognized and proven experience leading a team of diverse professionals with emphasis on the identification and development of top talent
Masters in Tax / Accounting preferred 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 work additional hours as necessary.
The base salary range for this position in the firm’s Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA offices only is between $176,200 and $293,600 per year.
The base salary range for this position in the firm’s Bellevue, WA, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Melville, NY, and New York City(Manhattan) offices only is between $190,300 and $317,100 per year.
The base salary range for this position in the firm’s San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA offices only is between $202,600 and $337,600 per year.
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