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Associate/Senior Associate, Federal Tax (Transaction Implementation)

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jul 17, 2023

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Associate/Senior Associate, Federal Tax

Alvarez & Marsal Tax is looking for an Associate to join our growing Federal Tax practice. Our Federal Tax team specializes in providing corporate tax consulting and compliance services to multinational public and private companies.

One of the areas of focus for this Associate would be to work with a team to design and implement corporate reorganizations and transactions. An ideal candidate would have strong business acumen and critical thinking to assist in finding practical business solutions for our clients.

What will you be doing?

As an Associate/Senior Associate within A&M Tax Federal Tax practice, you will:

  • Assist with preparation of step plans in PowerPoint and in Excel in relation to business reorganizations, legal entity rationalizations, and business transactions.
  • Analyze and process different datasets, documents, and structures, including but not limited to tax returns and elections, financial statements, fixed asset registers and tax depreciation schedules, transaction and restructuring slide decks, technical memoranda, and valuation reports, in order to develop such tax planning approaches, tax calculations and models.
  • Assist with the implementation of business reorganizations, legal entity rationalizations, and business transactions designed by A&M or by other client external advisors.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to lead preparation and detailed discussion of deliverables and communicate work plan and progress to project team, on a timely and objective manner.
  • Assist with tax compliance needs of select clients, such as tax provision, tax extension and tax return preparation.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of quality tax planning approaches for corporate clients, applying tax technical knowledge to specific client situations, with timely and responsive services and work product that meets and/or exceeds client expectations.
  • Assist with preparation of tax calculations and models to compute cash tax impact of proposed planning.
  • Conduct and review research and analysis of a wide range of tax issues related to federal corporate tax, business transactions, reorganizations, restructuring and tax implications of financing techniques for a variety of entities and their affiliates.
  • Interface with client and external advisor personnel to obtain information and deliver a high-quality work product on time and on budget.
  • Have the opportunity to network with existing and prospective clients and to undertake additional responsibility quickly.

Who will you be working with?

We are not a typical tax firm. We are a group of entrepreneurial, action-oriented and results-oriented tax professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients’ problems and helping them reach their potential.  We are nimble, resourceful, and proactive but adapt quickly when changes are needed. We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on your achievements, not your tenure.

How will you grow and be supported?

As a demonstration of A&M’s strong commitment to its people, we offer benefits to support your career, personal and professional development. This includes an equity investment in a diversified financial services firm, the ability to invest in A&M private equity funds at beneficial terms, and a health and wellness program.  Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people fuel our growth, and you and your team will be provided with the best available training and development resources, as well as networking opportunities. Learn more about why A&M is a great place to work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 1-2+ years of relevant experience in federal taxation and/or corporate tax consulting services
  • CPA or Licensed Attorney (or in the process of pursuing)
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills and ability to articulate complex information in plain English
  • Strong analytical and research skills and ability to understand and effectively apply tax concepts to client situations
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong business development skills and proactive and positive attitude
  • High motivation to learn and grow
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, time-sensitive environment, on multiple projects at the same time


Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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