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Manager / Director, Executive Compensation Technical Tax

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Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024

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Manager / Director, Executive Compensation Technical Tax

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing compensation and benefits consulting services, corporate advisory services including tax advisory, turnaround management and performance improvement.  With more than 9,000 professionals globally, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value. 

The Compensation and Benefits group provides a full range of compensation and benefit services and solutions including: providing practical advice to public, private, not-for-profit, and private equity clients. By utilizing an integrated approach with A&M professionals with deep compensation and benefits consulting experience, the team uses a focused and tailored approach to provide customized solutions to meet our clients’ objectives.

This firm is seeking an ambitious, career-driven Manager-level professional who is looking for an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment where teamwork is an integral part of our everyday practice. As part of the team, you will be responsible for work on a variety of consulting projects focusing on qualified retirement plans.

What will you be doing?

As a member of the A&M Compensation & Benefits team, you will:

  • Have proficiency in the taxation of executive compensation and knowledge of Code sections 83, 162(m), 280G, 409A, and 421 through 424
  • Provide compensation, tax, accounting, and business advice in regards to complex client issues relating to short- and long-term incentive compensation plans, employment agreements, and other compensation arrangements, as well as implications of transactions/M&A activity thereon
  • Lead client engagements on a day-to-day basis and manage staff members on various projects, including:
    • Perform compensation tax reviews, including review of equity agreements, CIC plans and golden parachute calculations, deferred compensation plans, tax returns, financials, and other documentation to evaluate potential tax risks and opportunities
    • Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, judicial precedent and other guidance
    • Prepare tax calculations and various analyses/models to help clients make better informed compensation decisions and comply with the applicable rules and regulations
    • Review/draft technical memorandums and letters related to compensation & benefits issues
    • Coordinate with federal, state and local, and international tax team members, as well as financial and operational team members, to timely deliver highest quality integrated work product
    • 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 and PowerPoint)
  • Contribute to client satisfaction by providing timely and effective responses to client needs and concerns, including communicating complex tax and accounting principals in a clear and easily understandable manner
  • Effective research skills to properly address nuanced aspects to client considerations
  • Proficient in drafting memoranda and/or tax opinions on complex tax and/or accounting matters
  • Participate in multiple executive compensation engagements for a diverse client base, both in and out of the transaction setting
  • Participate in client meetings and work within a team environment to deliver fully integrated compensation and benefit services to clients
  • Participate in marketing initiatives including support on developing compensation work and methodology approaches, writing and supporting proposals and conducting surveys
  • With this position, you will further your analytical and communication skills while adding value for our clients by helping solve their complex problems

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 that 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced Degree preferred (i.e., JD, LL.M./Master’s in Taxation)
  • 5-7+ years of related work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to articulate complex information, including presenting complex topics in easily understood terms to clients
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to simultaneously work on and manage several projects and effectively manage deadlines
  • High motivation to learn and grow
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

The salary range is $ 105,000 - $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.

Benefits 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. 


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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