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Manager, Global Transaction Tax (State & Local Tax)

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jul 17, 2024

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Manager, Global Transaction Tax (State & Local Tax) 

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 as 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. 


A&M's Global Transaction Tax team is composed of seasoned tax professionals experienced in providing practical tax advice to corporate and private equity clients throughout the transaction life cycle. Alongside A&M professionals with deep operating and financial-related experience, the team uses an integrated, focused, and tailored approach to rapidly identify and understand potential deal breakers, value drivers, and other areas of specific interest to our clients. Our professionals have significant experience on both buy side and sell side transactions across all industries, including education, energy, environmental services, financial institutions, healthcare, and software and technology. 

What will you be doing? 

As a member of the A&M Global Transaction Tax team, you will: 

  • Perform due diligence, including review of tax returns, financials, and other documentation to evaluate potential tax risks and opportunities; 

  • Review and comment on tax aspects of financial models, purchase agreements, and structuring calculations; 

  • Take ownership of assigned workstreams, including creating and preserving relevant diligence work products, ensuring supervisors can timely review and provide constructive feedback of deliverables, and otherwise proactively responding to changes in workflow; 

  • Coordinate with federal and international tax team members, as well as financial and operational due diligence team members, to timely deliver highest quality integrated work product; 

  • Draft client ready reports summarizing the tax issues and attributes identified during diligence; 

  • Draft exposure calculations to quantify any issues identified during diligence; 

  • Identify, track, and pursue new business development and pull-through opportunities; 

  • Begin to oversee, develop, mentor, and delegate work to a team of staff; and 

  • Begin developing and assuming responsibility for managing client relationships by communicating and responding to client expectations, gathering data relevant to the engagement, and tailoring project deliverables accordingly. 


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 in Accounting, Finance, or Business required; 

  • Advanced Degree / Certification required: CPA, MST, MAcc, JD or LLM; 

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a mergers & acquisitions tax practice at a Big 4 firm, Big Law firm, or similar firm, and at least 2+ years of experience in state and local tax. 

  • Significant knowledge of, and experience with, federal and state income tax, non-income tax, and unclaimed property issues, with the capability to perform research and effectively apply that knowledge and experience to client situations; 

  • Strong writing, analytical, research, and organizational skills; 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; 

  • Strong sense of personal motivation as well as the ability to work with a team; 

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, time-sensitive, and sometimes stressful environment. 

  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and implement changes to continually improve performance of self and those that report to you; 


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. Additionally, employees are eligible for paid time off including vacation, personal days, seventy-two (72) hours of sick time (prorated for part time employees), ten federal holidays, one floating holiday, and parental leave. The amount of vacation and personal days available varies based on tenure and role type. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.

The salary range is $139,000 - $185,000 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.

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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