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Senior Associate, Federal Tax (Corporations)

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Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 1, 2023

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A&M is a group of entrepreneurial, action and results-oriented professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients' problems and assisting them in reaching their potential. Our 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 why our people love working at A&M.  

We provide tax, turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement, and corporate advisory services. Our tax practice is unique in that we offer the opportunity to work without audit conflict and truly act a trusted business advisor. We provide our teams with opportunities and support to develop and cultivate careers that are most meaningful to them and reward them based on their achievements. 

One of the largest pillars in our Tax practice is Federal Tax. This team specialize in providing corporate tax provision and compliance services to multinational public and private companies, with an expertise in ASC 740 accounting for income taxes. Due to our tremendous growth, we're seeking a Senior Associate to join our team.  

What Will You Be Doing? 

As a Senior Associate within Federal Tax you will: 

  • Assist with tax provision preparation and/or review for quarterly and annual reporting for both SEC registrants and private entities 

  • Participate in tax-planning for corporate clients 

  • Assist and review federal income tax compliance for various legal entity structures i.e. corporations, partnerships, etc.   

  • Assist with U.S. tax compliance projects for multinational companies 

  • Independently conduct and review research and analysis of a wide range of tax issues  

  • Assist with special projects in specific technical areas such as tax basis balance sheets, valuation allowance, accounting for uncertain tax positions, indefinitely reinvested earnings assertion, outside basis differences, and share-based payments 

  • Review clients’ tax accounting processes and internal controls for assessment of risk and remediation actions 

  • Attend client calls to understand critical areas of importance and apply tax technical knowledge to specific client situations 

  • Create deliverables that are concise, complete and address the elements deemed critical by the client 

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and clearly communicate work plan, project objectives, and timelines  

  • Mentor Associates when they are supporting the same projects by delegating appropriate tasks, ensuring they complete tasks efficiently and sharing best practices 

  • Build client relationships and demonstrate a working knowledge of client businesses; with opportunity to assume additional responsibility quickly 

  • Identify opportunities to provide additional services to existing clients by using working knowledge of client businesses 

  • Build internal relationships with other members of the Federal Tax team and the greater A&M firm 

  • Value diversity of perspectives and creates opportunities for individuals to feel comfortable contributing 

  • Assist with business development, including add-on work by creating business development resources and proposal materials 

How will you grow and be supported? 

At A&M, we know our people drive our growth, and we're focused on providing an employee experience that supports professional and personal development. We provide our team with a robust performance development process which encourages continuous learning and development that rewards you for your contributions. We have the best technical and formalized on-the-job training and offer endless opportunities for professionals to acquire new skills. We also prioritize your well-being and provide personal tools and resources to support you through your personal journey. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. Our Tax professionals consistently share their favorite attributes of A&M are the growth opportunities, our unique, entrepreneurial culture and of course, the fun we have together. The possibilities are endless for high performing and passionate tax professionals. Click to learn more about why A&M is a great place work. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 

  • 2+ years of relevant experience with tax provisions and compliance  

  • CPA or Licensed Attorney (or in the process of pursuing) 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to articulate complex information clearly and concisely 

  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills 

  • Experience with all Microsoft Office products (with an emphasis on Excel) 

  • Experience with GoSystems, OneSource, and research software preferred 

  • Ability to simultaneously work on several projects and effectively manage deadlines 

  • High motivation to learn and grow 

  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills 



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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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