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Director/Senior Director, Restructuring Tax Services

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: May 3, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement, tax and corporate advisory services. Our talent drives our success, resulting in our Restructuring & Turnaround practice becoming one of the largest and most recognized in the industry. Our successes managing some of the largest crises in the world (e.g. Lehman Brothers and Arthur Andersen), as well as preserving iconic brands through restructuring (e.g. iHeart and Gibson Brands) have earned us multiple industry awards and global recognition.

A&M Taxand has an exciting opportunity to join a growing restructuring tax services team in our US offices. A&M Taxand provides audit free, conflict free, partner led, integrated tax advice.

As a Director/ Senior Director, you will have the opportunity to work alongside professionals recognized as authorities across a diverse set of industries and with the guidance of the most talented tax and restructuring practitioners, you will drive changes that preserve and create value, impacting the worlds most recognized organizations, and their people.

What will you be doing?

Our experienced restructuring and bankruptcy tax professionals work with debtors, creditors, creditor committees, hearing examiners, potential acquirers, investors and sellers on behalf of distressed companies, in bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring. Potential job responsibilities include:

  • Managing the evaluation of the tax aspects of out-of-court restructuring options
  • Assisting with legal entity rationalization planning to simplify structure, remove costs and package unwanted assets for carve-out / disposition
  • Conducting carve-out / sell-side planning involving restructuring unwanted and/or fire-sale assets
  • Analyzing the tax aspects of settling intercompany debt accounts
  • Analyzing material tax attributes and assess the availability of, and limitations on, such attributes
  • Acting as interim tax department management
  • Assessing the need for tax-related first day orders
  • Analyzing material tax attributes for current and prospective periods, including the development of detailed tax models and attribute preservation
  • Analyzing timing and impact of cancellation of indebtedness income
  • Preparing tax basis balance sheets
  • Conducting legal entity simplification / rationalization
  • Analyzing the impact of existing tax sharing agreements
  • Assisting with international / global tax planning related to foreign source income, cash repatriation and minimizing withholding tax obligations
  • Assisting with the various bankruptcy emergence-related matters
  • Preparing and/or manage required tax filings
  • Performing tax jurisdiction audit management functions
  • Assisting with analyzing the tax aspects of employee benefits / plans and incentive programs

Through close collaboration with MDs, you will work on expanding our existing portfolios while also pursuing new business without audit-based conflicts of interest. As a leader, you will provide supportive leadership, by providing development and career guidance through mentoring and performance feedback to your team. You will also be driving your team to stay up to date in tax law changes and applying the most current and innovative tax practices in order to create and sustain a respected reputation in the market.

Who will you be working with?

We are not a typical tax firm. We are a group of entrepreneurial, action oriented and results oriented tax professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients problems and helping them reach their potential. We are nimble, resourceful, and proactive but adapt quickly when changes are needed. We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on your achievements, not your tenure.

How will you grow and be supported?

As a demonstration of A&Ms strong commitment to its people, we offer benefits to support your career, personal and professional development.Click to learn about 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 work.


  • 7-10 plus years of tax experience with significant experience in bankruptcy and turnaround situations
  • Passion for mentoring, coaching and developing teams
  • Proven ability to effectively grow and operate the business
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Proven, excellent interaction skills with management / significant executive presence

Compensation Statement

The annual base salary range for Director is $150,000 - $200,000 and for Senior Director is $170,000 - $225,000 and is 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.

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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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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