State & Local Tax - Staff
Job Details
Atlanta/Riverwood 200 - Atlanta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Job purpose

SALT (state and local tax) staff provide critical assistance in addressing clients’ state and local tax issues. To do so, a SALT staff must be able to research state and local tax laws, write memorandums summarizing and applying the laws, prepare tax exposure or planning spreadsheets, as well as discuss the relevant issues internally and with clients.

Duties and responsibilities                                                                                                     

Commitment to Client Service

  • Develop effective working relationships with clients and colleagues;
  • Collaborate with others to provide quality service to clients;
  • Communicate professionally with clients under supervision of managers and seniors;
  • Maintain a current knowledge of applicable state laws; and
  • Translate verbose tax laws and regulations into digestible, client-facing content.


Technical Skills

  • Research state and local tax laws, regulations, or other authoritative guidance;
  • Calculate estimated state tax exposure using Excel; and
  • Provide accurate research and write technical memorandum in a concise, analytical format.


Leading People

  • Build and maintain positive relationships across the firm;
  • Support interns and non-state tax staff in professional development; and
  • Contribute and support new ideas.


Business Results

  • Maintain open communication with management regarding  projects’ progress and deadlines;
  • Actively seeks training and developmental opportunities;
  • Utilizes computer applications and relevant technology effectively; and
  • Enters time weekly.


Executive Presence

  • Participates in Firm events; and
  • Commits to outside reading, studying and professional growth.


Qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree required, JD preferred;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills­­­­­­; and
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple engagements simultaneously

Bennett Thrasher is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.