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Senior Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

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Location: Charlotte, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jul 17, 2023

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Senior Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

We currently have a career opportunity for a Senior Associate in our Compensation & Benefits Tax practice.  Senior Associates work with a team of professionals to advise companies of all sizes on qualified retirement plan issues, executive and broad-based compensation issues, as well as various other compensation and benefits matters.  This position will focus on completing complex compensation and benefits projects, participating in engagements requiring tax and/or compensation and benefit analysis/modeling for a variety of entities, providing tax and business advice in regard to complex transactions, and tax research and writing.  With this position, you will further your analytical and communication skills while adding value for our clients by helping solve their complex problems.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct complex nondiscrimination testing for qualified retirement plans, including issues related to complex controlled groups with multiple qualified plans
  • Assist in the identification of compliance issues in qualified retirement plans, calculate corrections and draft submissions for the IRS and DOL correction programs
  • Provide consulting expertise to clients on matters such as plan design, merger and acquisition activity, fiduciary responsibility, and operational compliance
  • Review executive compensation plans and agreements to ensure compliance with the various Internal Revenue Code and SEC requirements
  • Benchmark compensation and develop reports to support the compensation recommendations
  • Design annual long-term incentive awards
  • Work on mergers and acquisitions, including performing complex tax and HR calculations for target companies and their executives.
  • Draft technical memorandums and letters related to compensation & benefits issues
  • Assist with marketing initiatives by writing articles, preparing pitch decks, researching targets, and developing presentations


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Juris Doctor, Masters in Tax, licensed CPA, or specialty compensation and benefits certification preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in the compensation & benefits field
  • Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to articulate complex information
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Excel
  • Ability to simultaneously work on several projects and effectively manage deadlines
  • High motivation to learn and grow


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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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