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Innovation Consulting Intern- Summer 2020
Grant Thornton LLP | Chicago, Illinois
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Job 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.

Innovative and disruptive technologies pose specific challenges to organizations, and particularly the tax functions within them. At Grant Thornton, we're investing in people who understand innovation and disruptive technology to help organizations in capitalizing on the advantages presented by these new opportunities.

Why Join Tax Consulting?

At Grant Thornton, Tax consulting manages, automates, analyzes and visualizes data to support tax initiatives. We seek to incorporate both AI (specifically machine learning and neural networks), as well as blockchain, in these endeavors.

We work with complex multinational companies to understand the regulatory landscape and influence business decisions. If you have a desire to think globally in a fast-paced environment and influence important decisions in variety of business functions, then Tax consulting may be an area for you to consider.

Baseline Requirements

* Exposure to programming related courses
* Knowledge of Java, C or .NET (C# or VB) preferred
* Familiarity with database architecture
* Project management/project life-cycle knowledge
* Technical/advanced writing skills

Advanced Requirements

* Experience with web development techniques
* Business related internship
* Experience working with back end databases and database management systems
* Knowledge of multiple ERP systems and databases (e.g. SAP, MS Access)
* Familiarity with system infrastructure and application design
* Familiarity with Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning, Robotics Process Automation and blockchain and their impact on the regulatory environment

Candidate Characteristics

* Intellectually curious
* Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
* Innovative thinker who challenges conventional wisdom
* Willingness to learn and adopt new technologies
* Ability to function within a geographically-distributed team
* Good listening skills and the ability to grasp business needs

Applicable Majors:

* Software/system engineering
* MIS or CS degree with or without Accounting
* Data science
* Data analytics

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