Senior Tax Associate
Job Profile Summary
The Senior Associate Consultant assists team members with a variety of tasks to provide client engagement support and coordination.
The Senior Associate Consultant ensures all support needs are met and assists with both engagement and non-engagement tasks.
The incumbent provides basic administrative support to team members and is available to work overtime and travel as needed to assist with projects at client sites.
Duties detailed below are core, and can vary somewhat, depending on the practice area to which a Senior Associate Consultant is assigned.
Duties and responsibilities, as they align to Ryan’s Key Results
Create a positive team experience.Takes direction from multiple team members to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, meeting critical deadlines and seeking assistance with prioritization when needed.
Maintains a professional and positive attitude at all times, being a team player and able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.
Proactive work status update to US / India liaison.Respond to client inquiries and requests from tax authorities.Performs research on client and industry for team members.
Maintains calendar appointments and deadlines to ensure proper accountability and client deadlines are observed.Assists engagement team in preparing and distributing client deliverables.
Creates files for clients and projects utilizing Microsoft® Excel and Access.Copies or scans and uploads workpapers at client site or in Ryan office.
Scans, formats, codes, and maps client data into databases.
Downloads, prints, and organizes workpapers for review.Prepares e-mails, memos, letters, and confirmation requests.Gathers required signatures on forms and letters.
Answers telephone calls and takes accurate and concise messages.Makes travel arrangements as needed.Maintains communications (e-mail, written, phone, and fax) while team is traveling.
Tracks and reports time and expenses in detail for self and Manager as needed.Works effectively in a complex, deadline-driven environment.
Handles tasks in a timely manner and with a high degree of accuracy.Handles and safeguards confidential information and sensitive material.
Maintains ability to quickly learn new procedures with limited direction.Researches and manipulates data.Possesses solid analytical aptitude, research, and problem-solving skills.
Follows instructions explicitly, knowing when to ask questions to seek clarification.Utilizes strong grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills.
Works overtime and travels independently as needed.Performs other duties and assists with other projects as assigned.
Education and Experience :
Four-year college degree from accredited institution required. Direct hires into this position must have an Accounting, Finance, Economics, or practice-relevant degree with the minimum number of Accounting hours required for entry-level Consultants of the practice area to which they are assigned.
Overall GPA must be at least 2.80. Those promoted into this position from Associate Consultant must have the number of Accounting hours required for entry-level Consultants of the practice area to which they are assigned.
Computer Skills :
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have expert skills in Microsoft® Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Internet navigation and research.
Certificates and Licenses :
Valid driver’s license required.
Supervisory Responsibilities :
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment :
Standard indoor working environment.Occasional long periods of sitting while working at computer.Occasional long periods of standing while making copies and scanning.
Position requires regular interaction with employees at all levels of the Firm and interface with external vendors as necessary.
Independent travel requirement : up to 50%.40+ hour standard workweek requirement.