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KPMG Tax Associate, State and Local Tax | Santa Clara Winter 2023 in Santa Clara, California

Tax Associate, State and Local Tax | Santa Clara Winter 2023

Santa Clara,CA

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 to join our State & Local Tax practice.


Assist clients in tax planning for businesses, including identifying and developing tax savings opportunities income/franchise and sales/use that arise from legal entity changes and in designing specific plans to help a business address its state and local tax matters

Analyze the state and local tax ramifications of various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions or assisting clients with identifying and negotiating business incentives and available credits

Assist multi-state companies with state and local tax issues including compliance, advising, planning and controversies

Help clients with tax issues related to income and franchise taxes, as well as sale, use and property taxes

Prepare and/or review state income tax estimated payments, extensions and tax returns and assist in handling notices received from state tax authorities

Research and draft technical memoranda related to compliance issues


Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months: Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in accounting, finance, taxation, mathematics, economics, information technology, data and analytics, engineering (financial, industrial or systems) or related fields from an accredited college or university

Preferred: Degrees and/or areas of study: Accounting and Taxation

Must have or be pursuing the state-specific education requirements to be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the principal place of business for this position, with completion of such educational requirements prior to the start date for this position

Must have a current/most recent GPA of 3.00 or above

Strong tax research skills

Demonstrated quality service mindset; strong technical aptitude, critical thinking skills and ability to navigate MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook Excellent communication, time management and leadership skills; flexible and adaptable team player; and resourceful in delivering high quality work

Ability to travel and/or work on-site at client premises as needed, at times with relatively short notice

Tax professionals may have the opportunity to work virtually/remotely within the U.S. depending on business needs

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

At KPMG, any partner or employee must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, client site or KPMG event. In some circumstances, individuals who are not fully vaccinated may also be required to have a reasonable accommodation to not be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Job Ref: 78136