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Senior Director, State and Local Tax

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

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Description

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. 

Our State and Local Tax (SALT) practice assists clients in assessing state and local tax burdens by recommending solutions that support their overall business objectives and providing support so that their filing positions are consistent with good business practices and with the states' applicable tax laws and rules. Due to our tremendous growth we're seeking a Senior Director to join our team.  

What Will You Be Doing? 

As a Senior Director within SALT, you will: 

  • Establish long term consultative relationships with clients by providing your expertise on tax planning and compliance process for multi-state corporate and pass-through entities 

  • Lead a team to deliver state and local tax advisory services, including refund reviews, nexus studies, taxability matrices, voluntary disclosures, tax minimization studies for income/franchise and sales and use tax purposes. Other areas may include gross receipts taxes, employment taxes, credits and incentives, and property taxes 

  • Build consultative relationships with clients by understanding their business, their unique circumstances, offering proactive support, and timely execution of projects  

  • Build relationships across Tax and the rest of A&M. Develop a deep understanding of the areas of expertise across the firm in order to present clients with opportunities for additional support 

  • Provide supportive leadership by providing development and career guidance through mentoring and performance feedback to your team. Drive your team to stay up to date on tax law changes and apply the most current and innovative tax practices in order to create and sustain a respected reputation in the market 

  • Build, manage, direct and monitor multiple client engagements teams while maintaining active communication with clients in an effort to manage expectations and help ensure client satisfaction 

  • Manage risk, staffing and financial performance for multiple engagements at once including billing, collections, profitability and project budgets 

  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of the practice 

  • Actively pursue business development opportunities and prioritize where and how to source new relationships 

  • Regularly meet with contacts to discuss broad business issues and provide insight regarding how Tax and A&M can help address their critical business issues   

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: 

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting  

  • 8 + years of experience in state and local tax with demonstrated ability to resolve complex technical issues  

  • 4+ years of experience managing teams and engagements 

  • Licensed CPA or Licensed Attorney 

  • Passion for mentoring, coaching, and developing teams 

  • Prior proven experience leading others while managing risk, staffing and financial performance for multiple engagements at once including billing, collections, and project budgets 

  • Proven experience working as a trusted advisor to clients with a demonstrated ability to help clients understand and interpret analysis, deliverables, and recommendations 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to establish credibility and influence clients 

  • Self-motivated with a high degree of intellectual curiosity. Strong desire to learn and grow. Actively identifies trends and new ideas for enhancing solutions and approaches, particularly with technology  

  • Demonstrate the ability to run large complex engagements while overseeing multiple teams and ensuring excellence 

 

Compensation Statement

The annual base salary is a range from $175,000 - $200,000. 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. 

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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.

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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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