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Manager, Real Estate Tax

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading global professional services firm, is an independent tax group made up of experienced tax professionals dedicated to providing customized tax advice to clients and investors across a broad range of industries.  Its professionals extend A&M’s commitment to offering clients a choice in advisors who are free from audit-based conflicts of interest and bring an unyielding commitment to delivering responsive client service.  A&M Taxand has offices in major metropolitan markets throughout the U.S. and serves the U.K. and EMEA from its base in London.

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand is a founder of Taxand, the world’s largest independent tax organization, which provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide.  Taxand professionals, including almost 550 partners and more than 2,500 advisors in 50 countries, grasp both the fine points of tax and the broader strategic implications, helping you mitigate risk, manage your tax burden and drive the performance of your business.

Financial Investors – Real Estate Tax

Since inception in February 2019, the Financial Investors team at A&M has enjoyed exponential growth across London, Manchester and Glasgow in a very short space of time and under very challenging circumstances. The team has developed into a close knit and supportive group who are committed to delivering exceptional client service.

Our Financial Investors team has a diverse and thriving portfolio of notable infrastructure, real estate and private equity clients based in London, the regions and overseas who expect a tailored and focused approach to tax advice. We help and support our clients by working with them on achieving their business objectives, identifying their key tax concerns and advising on strategies to address them.  We help clients with a wide range of issues, from advising on the establishment of new funds, the resulting M&A activities as well as other ancillary services such as providing tax compliance services throughout the life of the fund.

As a result of this breadth, along with A&M’s growth, we are again expanding our tax practice rapidly and are looking to recruit Managers into our Real Estate Tax team in London. Our team of experts principally support investment funds, fund managers and family offices on a wide-range of mandates including: fund structuring, buy-side/sell-side due diligence, deal structuring, tax modelling and ad-hoc tax advisory. The Real Estate Tax team in particular does get involved in a number of interesting transactions in London, the UK and overseas.

The ideal candidate will be bright, diligent, action-orientated, and hands-on.  The individual will preferably have a background in real estate or transaction tax.  and will be able to quickly establish, develop and enhance client relationships. The candidate could also come from a strong corporate tax background and looking to make a transition into this space, combined with a keen interest in real estate. 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Establishing and managing client relationships:

    • Dealing directly with clients to assimilate their tax concerns

    • Identifying areas of risk for clients and working with senior team members (Directors, Senior Directors and Partners) to develop appropriate strategies

    • Liaising with tax specialists in other areas

    • Co-ordinating with London, national and international Taxand teams

  • Providing advice in all aspects of UK real estate transactions and tax advisory work:

    • Producing due diligence reports in respect of buy-side and sell-side mandates

    • Supporting buy-side clients in respect of tax modelling and funds flow workstreams

    • Drafting advisory reports on the establishment of investment structures and transaction structuring in respect of the acquisition / disposal of investments

    • Working to client or senior team members to deliver completed reports

  • Providing clients with ad-hoc advice on day to day planning issues

Other responsibilities:

  • Providing advice regarding tax technical issues in the UK and globally

  • Undertaking technical research projects

  • Involved in business development and marketing initiatives


  • ACA or CTA qualified

  • Relevant/appropriate tax experience

Personal qualities:

  • A self-assured and engaging communicator

  • Ability to direct others while teaching and coaching them

  • Flexibility in approach to clients and advice

  • 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 is 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.

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.

Voluntary Inclusion

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.

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