Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Date Posted: May 4, 2023
With many commercial sectors, both in the UK and internationally, suffering varying degrees of distress, a number of our business units have a growing requirement for extensive tax support (including debtor and creditor advisory, restructuring and formal insolvency). A strong restructuring tax team with the right expertise is critical to the successful execution of such corporate transactions.
Our extensive hands-on domestic and cross-border transaction experience in these areas helps resolve critical tax considerations in an efficient and practical manner. Our focus on balancing various stakeholders’ concerns and the key commercial drivers, means that we can meet issues head-on and achieve results.
Our Restructuring Tax Services professionals serve as dedicated resource to our colleagues advising stressed and distressed businesses and their lenders, dealing with the many and varied tax consequences in such situations. As a result of A&M’s growth, we are expanding the team rapidly at all levels and are currently looking to recruit a Restructuring Tax Director into the team.
The ideal candidate will be bright, pragmatic, action focused and hands-on in getting to the solution. The individual does not necessarily need to have specific restructuring or insolvency experience, although it would be an advantage. However, they need to have transaction tax experience and a good understanding of the tax implications of financing and refinancing, as well as possessing a genuine interest in this type of work and a desire to progress. Whilst support will be provided by tax specialists in the wider team (e.g. VAT, transfer pricing etc.) you will need a broad general knowledge across all areas of tax. The primary responsibilities would be restructuring and insolvency related work, although we also provide general tax advisory and compliance services to corporate clients. This is an opportunity to form a key part of this growing team.
Performing tax due diligence for both contingency planning situations and transactions within insolvency for businesses located in the UK and globally:
Gathering and rapidly assimilating detailed information
Being alive to the tax implications beyond corporation tax and liaising accordingly with tax specialists in other areas
Co-ordinating global Taxand teams where necessary
Providing advice in relation to the structuring of transactions:
Drafting detailed transaction steps plans
Reacting to fast moving and often changing situations
Incorporating tax structuring advice from other jurisdictions
Inputting to the tax sections of transaction documentation
Providing restructuring colleagues and other stakeholders (including lenders and other advisers) with ad-hoc advice on company reorganisations and restructuring activities
Overseeing the compliance process for UK companies in formal insolvencies
Delegating to and managing the junior members of the team
Assisting the senior team with business development and thought leadership
Providing advice regarding tax technical issues in the UK and globally
Undertaking technical research projects
Involvement in business development and marketing initiatives
ACA or CTA qualified with several years corporate tax advisory experience, involving transactions and structuring corporate debt
Relevant/appropriate tax experience - we can only consider candidates with UK Tax experience for this role
A self-assured and strong communicator
Flexibility in approach to clients/stakeholders and the form and nature of advice
A pragmatic approach to fast changing transaction environments and an ability to take ownership of projects
Outgoing and able to integrate into the team and readily interact with colleagues
Enjoy working in a close and dynamic team
Energetic with the ability to grow
What can we offer you?
Leadership: Growing leadership team and high-quality colleagues to work with in a fun and collegiate environment
Career development: A&M is rapidly expanding. The opportunities for internal career progression as A&M Taxand grows are apparent
Technical development: We will support your continuing professional development within this tax team through work opportunities and coaching from our experienced senior team
Remuneration: A&M offers a competitive salary and an excellent and genuinely performance related bonus scheme where individuals’ contribution to the team’s success is identified during the year
A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.