Grant Thornton LLP Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Director in New York, New York

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Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Director


The M&A Tax Director will be responsible for the delivery of a full range of M&A Tax services to various clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include interacting closely with clients and colleagues to provide valuable innovative tax planning and consulting services in a highly responsive, transactional environment; developing and managing a high functioning team of professionals and working closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development and business development activities. * Oversee the efforts of multiple client services teams on client engagements * Plan, execute, direct, and complete M&A Tax consulting projects in a wide variety of industries to a diverse client base, including financial sponsors and strategic buyers and sellers * Market, sell, design, and implement tax-planning strategies to both new and existing Firm clients and manage all financial aspects of projects, including budgeting, invoicing and collection. * Develop relationships with the Firm's senior-level client serving professionals both in the candidate's local office and in other offices throughout the region; ability to work closely with the Firm's Transaction Advisory Services professionals as well as colleagues in the Firm's other tax, audit and advisory service lines. * Develop and maintain new business and client relationships, both with existing Firms clients and new clients. * Manage, develop, train, and mentor M&A Tax staff on tax projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews, including staff that may be located in other offices. * Work effectively with national M&A Tax Services team in all aspects of practice development and leadership, including proficiency in change management. * Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Masters in Taxation or JD; CPA
  • Minimum of eight years progressive federal tax consulting experience, as well as some amount of business entity tax compliance experience in public accounting or a combination of corporate and public accounting experience.
  • Outstanding, proven experience in working effectively in a team environment, including all aspects of staff development, which may include team members in other offices.
  • Technical expertise in M&A Tax and transaction related matters, including significant experience conducting buy and sell-side tax due diligence projects, including diligence on pass-through entities; assessment of corporate tax attributes including historical tax basis, earnings and profits, and limitations applicable to net operating losses and tax credits, post-transaction planning including legal entity rationalization and application of consolidated return regulations.
  • Superior analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills with working knowledge of US GAAP; proven ability to identify issues and work with specialists in other tax technical areas to resolve issues.
  • Computer experience including knowledge of tax software and technology, including spreadsheet modeling.
  • Ability to work additional hours and travel to various client sites as needed.


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Title: Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Director

Location: New York-New York

Requisition ID: 036173