REIT Partnership Tax Manager

Employer
Grant Thornton
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move.As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients inmore than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.REIT Partnership Tax ManagerPOSITIONSUMMARY:Grant Thorntona€ (TM) sresponsive, partner-led Tax service teams help dynamic companies navigatecomplexity and grow with insightful, practical tax advice. In addition totax professionals in more than 50 offices around the United States, ourWashington National Tax Office provides deep technical knowledge and responsivesupport in local, state, federal and international tax. Our tax servicesinclude: compliance, compensation and benefits consulting services, federal taxservices, international tax services, state and local tax services, privatewealth services, tax accounting and risk advisory services and tax complianceservices.Essential Duties andResponsibilitiesResponsible for the delivery of a full range of tax services for multiple clients in the real estate and REIT industry.Tax compliance, Federal 1120-REIT, partnership returns, joint venture, and non-corporate entity tax returns and combined state tax returns.Manage, direct and monitor multiple client services teams on client engagements.Interact closely with assigned tax clients to provide innovative tax planning, consulting, and compliance expertise to clients while managing the client assignments to budget.Plan, execute, direct and complete assigned client tax projects in the real estate industry.Conduct primary and secondary review of partnership income tax returns and REIT income tax returnsEvaluate the tax aspects of REIT compliance under Internal Revenue Code 856.Understand the intercompany transactions of REIT taxable subsidiaries.Have a proficient working understanding of Sub-chapter K-Partnership taxation.Direct and monitor the state tax compliance.Manage, develop, train and mentor assigned tax staff on tax projects and assess their performance for both engagement and year-end performance reviews.Work closely with tax partners and other tax staff on client management, practice development and business development activities.Maintain active communication with clients to manage their expectations, ensure client satisfaction, make sure deadlines are met and lead change efforts effectively.Consult, collaborate with, and service clients to make recommendations on business and process improvements, and serve as a business adviser to client.Other duties as assigned.RequiredSkills and ExperienceBachelor's degree in Accounting or in a business-related field is required.An active CPA license or an enrolled agent designation is required.Seven or more years of current federal tax consulting and/or tax compliance work experience in either a public accounting firm or a professional services firm is required.Excellent analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills with proficiency in US GAAP, state tax compliance, partnership returns, joint venture and non-corporate entity tax returns and combined state tax returns, is required.Experience with partnership structuring, entity formation and mergers & acquisitions is preferred.Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships, is expected.Strong leadership, business development, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, are preferred.Excellent written, interpersonal and presentation skills are required.Advanced tax software experience, including knowledge of various tax software packages and technologies is required.Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites as requested is expected.Benefits: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 (Grant Thornton) isthe US member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the worlda€ (TM) sleading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. GrantThornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices acrossthe US, with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees.Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-heldcompanies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religiousorganizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products,financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. GrantThornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growthholistically a€" whether through revenue improvement, leadership, missionfulfillment or innovation.It is Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s policy to promote equal employmentopportunities. 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 applicablefederal, state or local law..