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Grant Thornton LLP Strategic Federal Tax Services R&D Manager in Denver, Colorado

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.


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 in more than 50 offices around 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 Strategic Federal Tax Services (SFTS) - R&D tax credit team at Grant Thornton LLP uses specialized, national staff to conduct Research Tax Credit Studies. Our employees in this area enjoy rewarding careers as tax specialists in federal and state R&D credit rules. By properly identifying qualified research activities and associated costs, we help our clients maximize their investments in innovation and realize substantial tax savings. Grant Thornton's tax specialists have worked extensively in the research tax credit arena for more than 20 years. We have leveraged our years of experience to develop a turnkey approach - one that is designed to effectively calculate and authenticate research tax credits in a manner accepted by the IRS. We have helped clients claim credits ranging from $25,000 to $20 million and have commented and testified on behalf on the interests of our clients to the IRS and Treasury Department.

The SFTS R&D Manager supervises R&D projects, researches tax issues, assists in conducting fieldwork, and participates in sales and marketing efforts. The SFTS R&D group consists of regional teams directed by a national leader. Each regional team may have some additional specific requirements that will be discussed during the course of the interview process.


The tasks presented below are general in nature. Additional specific tasks will be discussed during the interview. * Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality. * Supervise R&D projects - Managers have the primary responsibility to ensure that R&D projects are conducted in accordance with firm standards and completed on time with on budget. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills. Prior supervisory experience is required. * Conduct fieldwork - Due to the size of our regional teams, managers will be expected to assist in conducting fieldwork. This may include visiting the client location, touring client facilities, investigating relevant facts, analyzing accounting information, preparing cost lead schedules and cost summary schedules, completing appropriate tax computations, and preparing written reports summarizing the findings. * Travel - Typically some travel is required. Manager travel is typically 8 to 10 days per month. Travel is dependent on location, size of the local market, size of projects, etc. * Legal research - Managers are expected to have a command of federal and some state R&D rules and relevant court cases. Managers are expected to be able to train staff as needed. * Client communication - Managers will be required to communicate with clients both verbally and in written form. * Manage workload - Managers will be required to "multi-task" and manage various project tasks at once. Project managers will be ultimately responsible for the overall project and deliverable. Managers are expected to initiate internal communication regarding status of tasks, relevant technical issues discovered, status of work load, expected due dates, etc. The tax consulting practice has less structure then the traditional audit and tax compliance practices. Managers must demonstrate the ability to succeed in a less structured environment. * Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis. * Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA or JD/active law license required.
  • Master's degree in Accounting or Taxation preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Accounting or Tax in public accounting or consulting.
  • Intermediate understanding of tax return mechanics. Candidate should be familiar with and have experience with amending tax returns.
  • Strong verbal communication. Candidate must demonstrate ability to clearly communicate verbally.
  • Strong writing skills. Candidate must demonstrate ability to clearly communicate in writing.
  • Time management. Candidate must demonstrate ability to manage time, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Teamwork. Candidate must demonstrate experience in working as a productive member of a team.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites. Candidate must be willing and able to travel approximately 8 to 10 days per month.

BENEFITS Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please

It is Grant Thornton’s policy 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.

FOR LA PROPER ONLY: We will consider all qualified Applicants for employment; including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the city of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


Title: Strategic Federal Tax Services R&D Manager

Location: CO-Denver

Requisition ID: 047957

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