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Part-Time Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

Location: Greenwood Village, CO, United States
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2024

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Part-Time Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

A&M’s Compensation & Benefits Tax practice is currently seeking a part-time associate to join our group. As a part-time associate, you will work with a team of professionals to advise companies of all sizes on qualified retirement plan issues, executive compensation issues, as well as various other compensation and benefits matters.  This position will focus on completing complex tax projects, participating in engagements requiring tax analysis/modeling for a variety of entities, providing tax and business advice in regard to complex transactions, and tax research & writing. With this position, you will further your analytical and communication skills while adding value for our clients by helping solve their complex problems.

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting, and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges, and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach, and relentless focus on execution and results.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform tax research and summarize conclusions in written form
  • Keep up to date on latest developments as they affect taxation of employee benefits, executive compensation and payroll practices, in order to keep our clients up to date on the ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Assist with marketing initiatives by writing articles, preparing pitch decks, researching targets, and developing presentations
  • Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, judicial precedent and other guidance
  • Draft technical memorandums and letters related to compensation & benefits issues
  • Aggregating data in Excel to assist with complex nondiscrimination testing for qualified retirement plans, including issues related to complex controlled groups with multiple qualified plans
  • Review executive compensation plans and agreements to ensure compliance with the various Internal Revenue Code and SEC requirements
  • Benchmark compensation against market data and develop reports to support the compensation recommendations
  • Review the calculations and work product of peers for accuracy and reasonableness, serving as a thorough reviewer of data and results (most of the work product reviewed will be in Excel)
  • Prepare employee benefit plan tax returns (Form 5500) for various types of plans, as well as Forms 990 and Forms 990-T

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. Click here to learn more about benefits at A&M and 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree required
  • Pursuing an advanced degree is preferred: Masters in Accounting/Finance/Tax, JD, or LL.M. (tax), CPA (or in the process of pursuing), and/or dual discipline (i.e., JD/CPA, JD/LL.M.) a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to articulate complex information
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of accounting theory, tax and accounting practices is preferred
  • Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Excel
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets
  • Ability to simultaneously work on several projects and effectively manage deadlines
  • High motivation to learn and grow in a team setting

Why choose A&M Tax?

The world of professional tax services has changed. New business conditions and legislation mean that clients are demanding the type of objective advice only specialized independent firms can provide – firms like Alvarez & Marsal Tax, LLC. This means new opportunities for you as a future professional. It means you have a choice about where you work and what kind of work you do. It means a career with more control, creativity, fun and opportunity for growth. We pride ourselves in a world class training program and promote organic growth as we support you in pursuing the career of your dreams. We are looking for tomorrow’s leaders, today.

Compensation Statement:

The hourly rate is $30 per hour.

Benefits Summary:

Part-time associates are not eligible to participate in Alvarez & Marsal’s fringe benefits programs. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.

Application Deadline

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.

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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