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State and Local Tax (SALT) Paraprofessional

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Job Details
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Company Name
Grant Thornton LLP
Physical Address

Downers Grove, IL 60515
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. 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.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Prepare or assist in tax compliance processing for simple to complex US property tax returns, assessments and tax bills in conjunction with staff and management.

+ Aptitude to follow firm standards and apply them accordingly.

+ Provide assistance in resolving tax related queries.

+ Establish and maintain relationships with engagement team members at various levels.

+ Interact with internal and external clients, including correspondence via email and phone calls.

+ Assist in processing mail in our Downers Grove office to facilitate work for internal staff and remote offices, including daily assistance with: Incoming mail – opening and sorting, scanning and routing, and archiving; and Outgoing mail – assistance with printing, assembly, and postage.

+ Work effectively, manage time, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.

+ Data entry and processing responsibilities with OCR software and property tax admin systems.

+ Perform other duties as assigned.


+ High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors’ degree preferred.

+ Five to seven years of administrative support experience in a corporate or professional services environment.

+ Advanced skill level with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

+ Aptitude for learning technology (proprietary tools).

+ Ability to prioritize multiple assignments.

+ Treats sensitive or confidential information with appropriate discretion.

+ Ability to take initiative, be self-directed and results-oriented.

+ Critical thinking and analytical skills.

+ Strong written and verbal English language communication skills.

+ A process improvement and knowledge-sharing mindset.

+ Ability to work additional hours as needed.

Preferred Skills and Experience

+ Direct experience in preparation of financial statements.

+ Knowledge of PTMS or OneSource Property Tax systems and Anybill tax payment system.

+ Strong accounting knowledge.

Rewards and 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 visit

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 any position located in Los Angeles proper: 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.


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