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Tax Associate, Accounting Methods and Credits - Engineering | Fall 2024

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Tax Associate, Accounting Methods and Credits - Engineering | Fall 2024

Atlanta, GA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Career Level Requirement

    Early Career

    If you are currently pursuing college coursework or have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher in the past 12 months.

    KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to one role for which they are qualified, that is of the greatest interest. Give serious thought to your location preference. We strongly recommend applying to the location where you want to build your life and career long-term.

    Start Season & Year: Fall 2024

    Earliest Graduation Date: Jun 2023

    Latest Graduation Date: Sep 2024

    At KPMG, you can become an integral part of a dynamic team at one of the world's top tax firms. Enjoy a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers your success. Work with KPMG's extensive network of specialists & enjoy access to our Ignition Centers, where deep industry knowledge merges with cutting-edge technologies to create innovative tax solutions. Join a diverse team helping high-profile clients understand, analyze, and respond to complex business opportunities and challenges. Develop your career through a range of multifaceted engagements, formal training, and informal mentoring.

    At KPMG, we believe nothing is more important than investing in our culture because it's an investment in our people, our future, and what we stand for as a firm.

    KPMG is currently seeking a Tax Associate for our Accounting Methods and Credit Services - Engineering practice in Business Tax Services.


    • Execute fieldwork on-site at client locations and review of activities and expenditures pertaining to various types of facilities, such as manufacturing plants, headquarter buildings, laboratories, stadiums, corporate campuses and data centers
    • Prepare for, participate/lead and take detailed notes during in-depth technical interviews with client subject matter experts in order to learn about the nature of their activities/projects to determine the appropriate tax treatment of related expenses; such interviews will be with our client scientists, engineers, software developers, architects, other various technical specialists, tax, accounting and finance personnel
    • Analyze and organize technical documents (design documents, technical/functional specifications, business requirements, experimental trial data, test plans/logs/reports and other technical materials) provided by client subject matter experts related to technical interviews and fieldwork
    • Complete quantitative (numerical calculation models) and qualitative (technical memoranda) analyses to identify and evaluate tax treatment of expenditures based upon the nature of their associated activities as identified during technical interviews, fieldwork and review of technical documentation
    • Work with KPMG technology teams to help define/create innovative software, processes and solutions, to better serve our clients and maximize the value of our services into the future; areas of focus may include use of Alteryx, data and analytics platforms, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence (IBM Watson) and data visualization (Power BI)
    • Manage offshore team members, 3rd party contractors and/or shared services team members as part of internal and external projects


    • Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months; Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Architecture, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field from an accredited college or university
    • Coursework or minor in finance, accounting, business, or data and analytics preferred
    • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Demonstrated strong technical aptitude, critical thinking skills, ability to multi-task daily and ability to operate MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
    • Experience in Alteryx and Power BI is a plus
    • Excellent communication, time management and leadership skills; flexible and adaptable team player; and resourceful in delivering high quality work
    • Must reside within a reasonably commutable distance to the office for this position and be able to travel to reasonably commutable work locations using own means of transportation, such as a personal vehicle or public transportation
    • Ability to travel and/or work on-site at client premises as needed, at times with relatively short notice
    • Authorization to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future is preferred

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