Tax Principal at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


The Principal role on the Corporate Tax team works closely with our Corporate Finance department and service providers to manage all tax compliance and tax accounting aspects of the company’s operating businesses as well as the parent, publicly-traded company, GCM Grosvenor Inc. (NASDAQ ticker “GCMG”). Additionally, the Principal will provide similar duties from time to time for private markets funds. The Principal should enjoy and thrive in working across a broad spectrum of tax disciplines, including tax provision/ASC 740, partnership, non-U.S. subsidiaries, state and local, compensation, and transfer pricing.


  • Manage relationships and workflow with service providers with significant focus on quality control, risk management, organization and completeness.
  • Monitor, track, and maintain tax compliance for all operating entities, including Federal, state, and foreign tax filings.
  • On a quarterly basis, work closely with the Executive Director - Tax Accounting, to prepare tax provision package and accounting entries for the company’s 10-Q and 10-K filings. On an interim basis, assist in tax cash flow planning and forecasting for GCM Grosvenor, Inc.
  • Research tax issues and communicate tax developments to management team.
  • Interact with Fund Tax team to receive and report estimated and final K-1 information for inclusion in operating business tax calculations.
  • Oversee tax planning and compliance for management holding companies.
  • Prepare tax workpapers and review tax deliverables with a focus on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Work collaboratively with team members utilizing a team approach to manage the group’s responsibilities.
  • Manage tax compliance for certain entities in the private markets industry, as needed.
  • Participate in tax planning and provide operational support for inorganic opportunities, as applicable.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in Accounting with outstanding academic credentials (minimum 3.5 GPA); CPA preferred.
  • Eight to thirteen years of total experience, including at least 4 years working for a public accounting firm (Big Four preferred). Experience overseeing tax compliance for operating businesses highly preferred.
  • Ability to organize and balance multiple concurrent projects. Strong project management skills are required.
  • Experience with ASC 740 and tax provisions for C Corporations is required. Experience with Up-C Structures and Tax Receivable Agreements is a plus.
  • Knowledge in Subchapter K tax concepts, including Sec. 754 elections and partnership basis calculations.
  • Experience with hedge funds and private equity funds is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with stock compensation rules a plus but not required.
  • Candidate should enjoy learning about and working across multiple tax disciplines, including tax accounting, corporate and partnership tax, state and local, and foreign tax.
  • Strong technology skills related to Microsoft Excel and data management tools.
  • Individual should be a strong team player with the ability to think and work independently while still collaborating with others effectively.
  • Detail oriented with a proven focus on controls and managing risk.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.


We are not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. Welcome change. We are a culture of empowerment, accountability, high performance, and trust. Successful team members are self-motivated and energized by working alongside thoughtful and smart colleagues in a fast-paced environment. Individuals who thrive on this team enjoy being a part of an organization focused on excellence. We look for naturally collaborative individuals who enjoy interacting at all levels of the organization.


A diverse, engaged team is critical to our ability to successfully create and deliver value to our clients. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse professionals can thrive professionally, and we are dedicated to training, retaining, and promoting minorities, women, LGBTQ employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Over 55% of GCM Grosvenor employees and 43% of executive management are women and/or ethnically diverse individuals. In addition, we seek to drive a more diverse, inclusive industry through our partnership with diverse professionals organizations and by consciously working with subcontractors and vendors that are certified as minority-, women-, or persons with disabilities-owned businesses.


GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $76 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.

The firm has specialized in alternatives for more than 50 years and has a diverse, engaged team of approximately 530 professionals serving a global client base. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package focused on health and wellness, retirement planning, and diversity and inclusion.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information, visit:


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Tax Principal
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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