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State and Local Tax Staff

Job Details

Atlanta/Riverwood 200 - Atlanta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

At Bennett Thrasher, we offer the expertise and opportunities of a large accounting firm, while providing a commitment to culture and a family-like work atmosphere. By joining our firm, you’ll have immediate opportunities to collaborate on meaningful work with clients in a variety of industries, and work together with other associates across practices. You’ll not only be able to dive into challenging projects with a diverse set of clients, you’ll also have opportunities to participate in firm activities that reflect your individual passions; from our Business Resource Groups to the BT Foundation.


We work hard to help our clients solve challenges, but we also believe in taking time for what matters and offer benefits for you that reflect this mindset. We offer a competitive benefits program that includes generous vacation time, exceptional opportunities for growth and flexibility in both our dress code and work model. Apply today to learn more about how you can excel in a career with Bennett Thrasher.


Bennett Thrasher (“BT”) has an opening for a SALT Staff to 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.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • 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
  • Translate verbose tax laws and regulations into digestible, client-facing content
  • 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
  • Build and maintain positive relationships across the firm
  • Support interns and non-state tax staff in professional development
  • Contribute and support new ideas
  • Maintain open communication with management regarding projects progress and deadlines
  • Actively seeks training and developmental opportunities
  • Utilizes computer applications and relevant technology effectively


  • Undergraduate degree required, CPA or JD preferred
  • Basic knowledge of state taxation
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • 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.