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State and Local Tax (SALT) Paraprofessional
Grant Thornton LLP | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move.As part of a dynamic global organization of 47,000 people serving clients inmore than 140 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be aleader.

Stateand Local Tax (SALT) Paraprofessional


Grant Thornton's core business is audit, tax andadvisory services. In short, we strivefor a keen understanding of the client's business in order to provideinsightful and sound operational advice, recommend process improvementstrategies, and offer suggestions to manage risk. Our professionals are thought leaders,providing personalized attention and quality service to our clients.

Grant Thornton's responsive, partner-led Taxservice teams help dynamic companies navigate complexity and grow withinsightful, practical tax advice. Inaddition to tax professionals in our offices across the United States, our WashingtonNational Tax Office provides deep technical knowledge and responsive support inlocal, state, federal and international tax. Our tax services include:compliance, human capital services, federal tax services, international taxservices, state and local tax services, private wealth services, tax reportingand advisory, partnership taxation, not-for-profit tax, and mergers &acquisition tax services.

As a State and Local Tax (SALT) Paraprofessional, you will play akey role in supporting a team of SALT professionals and assist withadministrative support and project management. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded, performer with strongcommunication, organization and analytical abilities. You should be an independent,solution-oriented performer who is skilled and experienced in a supportingadministrative function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Interact with internal and external clients,answer and respond to phone calls received by partners and managers.
* Provide general administrative support (typecorrespondence answer telephone, schedule appointments, open mail, copying,faxing) for partners and managers.
* Use Microsoft Suite extensively to prepareprofessional documents including letters, memos, proposals, presentations,spreadsheets and billing statements.
* Plan and set up meetings and teleconferencesboth internally and externally.
* Plan and coordinate special events.
* Interact with corporate travel group tocoordinate travel arrangements and prepare itineraries.
* Maintain electronic calendars for partners andmanagers.
* Understand the firm's service lines,industries, and client engagement structure in order to work effectively withall levels of employees and clients.
* Communicate effectively and professionally withall levels of client personnel and client service personnel. Understand and anticipate client serviceneeds and administrative needs and deliver high-quality service and results.
* Manage client-related engagementresponsibilities, including client acceptance, client assignments,documentation, inventorying, indexing, filing, managing billable hours, etc.
* Capture client activities and opportunities inCRM system.
* Manage expenses and prepare reports forreimbursement for partner and managers.
* Oversee continuing professional education andrenew certifications/licenses for partners and managers, as appropriate.
* Collaborate with colleagues to recommend mostcost-effective ways to complete tasks. Apply and share knowledge gained about work processes, resources, andstructure and business of the firm/service line/functional group. Develop and demonstrate solid knowledge offirm-wide and service line specific tools, processes, and databases.
* Effectively use the firm's core technologyapplications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lync/Skype, SharePoint andOutlook. May also be considered aknowledge resource in one or more of these programs and be requested to trainothers.
* Other duties as assigned.
* High school diploma or equivalentrequired. Bachelors' degree preferred.
* Five to seven years of administrative supportexperience in a corporate or professional services environment.
* Advanced skill level with Microsoftapplications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Must have experience supporting multipleexecutives, partners and managers.
* Ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
* Treats sensitive or confidential informationwith appropriate discretion.
* Ability to take initiative, be self-directedand results-oriented.
* Ability to work additional hours as needed.

PreferredSkills and Experience

* College degree preferred.
* Moderate level accounting or financialknowledge preferred.


GrantThornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers anextensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visitwww.gt.com.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (GrantThornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one ofthe world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices,with more than 590 partners and 8,500 employees in the United States and atour Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- andprivately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, andcivic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer andindustrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, andtechnology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursuegrowth holistically - whether through revenue improvement, leadership, missionfulfillment or innovation.

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employmentopportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to,recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits andtermination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, nationalorigin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristicprotected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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