Tax Associate - Tax

Job type: Tax


Categories: Tax/Financial services

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The Cayman Islands is a major international financial centre with global leadership in a number of areas, including international banking & trust business, offshore funds, structured finance and of course a world leader in international insurance and reinsurance.

Grant Thornton is the fastest growing audit, tax and advisory firm in the Cayman Islands. We have grown five times in size over the past four years, and have a vibrant and diverse practice, focused on providing the best quality services to our clients.

Our clients consist predominantly of highly reputable and internationally based financial services entities including insurance and reinsurance, hedge and private equity funds, banks & trusts and various other entities and service providers within the financial services community.


What does this mean for you?

You will gain international experience in a global and dynamic industry that is transferrable to any location in the world and work for a fast growth firm that recognizes high performance that will lead to fast-track promotion.

We are looking for Tax Associates to join our growing Tax audit team.


About the role:

Our professionals are thought leaders providing personalized attention and quality service to our clients.

By joining our Tax department, you will work closely with our leadership team, and fellow seniors providing our clients with the skills, information and knowledge to take on some of the biggest challenges in taxation. This opportunity will allow you to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations as a strategic consultant related to local and global tax solutions. The role includes the following responsibilities:

· Assist in the development of recommendations and implementation plans and assist in making quality decisions in complex areas.

· Prepare practical and effective approaches to the client's tax situation and arrive at appropriate conclusions.

· Allocate responsibilities to junior/staff auditors.

· Review junior team members’ work for accuracy and compliance.

· Perform effective risk and control assessments, including accounting technical matters.

· Share and collaborate effectively with others.

· Constantly develop your understanding of current tax developments and industry trends and processes and share your knowledge to develop junior colleagues by providing on the job training on audit skills and industry matters.

· Understand our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and demonstrate a dedication to continually improve our services and broaden our business relationships where possible.


Skills and attributes for success

· Fostering an efficient, innovative and team-oriented working environment by maintaining cooperative relationships that lead to open communications and sharing of information.

· Demonstrating positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork competences, project management skills and high level of self-motivation and desire to exceed expectations.

· Illustrating critical thinking and ability to work in a multi-tasking and results-oriented working environment with keen attention to high quality and details.

· Using technology to continually enhance service delivery.


What you need:

We are looking for fully qualified CA / ACA / ACCA / CPA candidates with a minimum of 1-year relevant United States partnership and/or corporate tax experience is required to join our fast-growing team, in addition to:

· A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in business accounting, finance or economics is required.

· Certified Public Accountant, Enrolled Agent, Member of the Bar, Masters of Taxation or active pursuit of the aforementioned is preferred.

· Compliance and consulting experience for investment partnerships including hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds is preferred.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Other languages would be an asset but not required.


What you'll get:

A career with a fast-growing firm that directly rewards performance with fast-track promotion.

This position is offered with a highly competitive compensation package and bonus structure, plus standard benefits such as medical and pension.

Aligned to our rapid growth, excellent opportunities exist for ambitious and driven candidates to progress within the firm.

Our mission is to offer the best audit services in the Cayman Islands, and having the best team is where it all begins.

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