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Senior Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

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Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2024

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Senior Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

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.

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Benchmark, design, and implement bankruptcy compensation programs, including Key Employee Incentive Programs (“KEIPs”), Key Employee Retention Programs (“KERPs”), Management Incentive Plans (“MIPs”), severance programs, etc.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Excel
  • 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)
  • Ability to simultaneously work on several projects and effectively manage deadlines
  • High motivation to learn and grow
  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills

Compensation Statement

The annual base salary range is $85,000 - $95,000, commensurate with experience. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details. 

Benefit Summary

Full-time Positions and Part-time Positions Over 30 hours

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.

Alvarez & Marsal recruits on an ongoing basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) that they are qualified for and that are of interest to them. 

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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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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.

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