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Director, Federal Tax (Portfolio Tax Services)

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: May 23, 2024

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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. 

One of the largest pillars in our Tax practice is our Federal Tax team whom have a deep specialization in tax consulting and compliance services for pass through entities (partnerships, S corps). In many cases, our Tax professionals manage day-to-day client service relationships, and as such, serve as the gateway to a variety of specialized tax services that help to improve compliance with taxing entities, while maintaining each client's overall tax risk profile. Due to our tremendous growth we're seeking a Director to join our team. 

What Will You Be Doing? 

As a Director within Federal Tax you will: 

  • Manage tax compliance process for partners estimates, extensions and annual compliance filings for pass through entities 

  • Participate in tax-planning for pass through clients and advise clients on tax implications of their business objectives 

  • Assist with tax compliance and tax-planning for selected partners’ individual taxes 

  • Lead special projects in specific technical areas such as tax basis balance sheets, initial capital account set-up, capital account maintenance, tax distribution calculations, taxable gain calculation and tax structuring opportunities 

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

  • Lead client calls to understand critical areas of importance and apply tax technical knowledge to specific client situations 

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and clearly communicate work plan, project objectives, and timelines  

  • Build client relationships and demonstrate a working knowledge of client businesses 

  • Supervise, develop, mentor, and motivate our Associates, Senior Associates and Managers by actively participating in their advancement through on-the-job training, providing performance feedback, counseling, and fostering our team-based atmosphere 

  • Manage workload and deadlines for Associates, Senior Associates, and Managers with a focus on quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the project team 

  • Demonstrate commitment and desired behaviors while working with others that have diverse experiences, skills and perspectives 

  • Conduct day-to-day management of accounts to ensure delivery of timely and accurate work product 

  • Regularly supports business development efforts. Sees opportunities for add on work, thought leadership, new client pitches, and optimizing the compliance process 

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. 


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting  

  • 5 + years’ experience in with partnerships with demonstrated ability to resolve all common and many complex technical issues 

  • Licensed CPA 

  • Prior proven experience leading others while managing multiple work streams  

  • Demonstrated success as a trusted tax and business advisor: building relationships, identifying and addressing client needs, and delivering high quality deliverables 

  • Passion for training and mentoring staff 

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

  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills 

  • Advanced user of all Microsoft Office products (with an emphasis on Excel), GoSystems, OneSource, and research software 

  • Ability to simultaneously work on several projects and effectively manage deadlines 

  • High motivation to learn and grow and actively identifies trends and new ideas for enhancing solutions and approaches 

  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills  


The salary range is $130,000 - $175,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. 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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