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Director, International Tax

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jul 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. 

We are seeking a Director or Senior Director with international tax experience to join our growing International Tax practice. In this role, you will work with experienced partners and teams in the United States and globally on complex international tax matters to add value for clients while being a trusted advisor.  If you are a strategic thinker and like to solve complex international tax issues, you should consider a career in A&M International Tax Practice.   

What Will You Be Doing? 

As a Director or Senior Director within International Tax you will: 

  • Provide tax consulting services to public and private multinational clients on the tax implications of their international operations including business operating model optimization/supply chain planning, IP migration, cross-border merger and acquisitions, internal restructurings, etc. 

  • Identify complex tax issues, provide tax analysis and recommendations, and assist with the design and implementation of comprehensive global tax restructuring and planning. 

  • Review MS Excel based computations and models of international tax computations, including projections and modeling of various scenarios of proposed planning. 

  • Review international tax opinions and memorandums. 

  • Review international tax compliance and accounting for income taxes.  

  • Team with A&M Global Tax network and other service lines including Transfer Pricing to deliver the highest quality integrated work product. 

  • Build relationships with clients by understanding their business, identify tax opportunities and offer proactive support, and provide exceptional client services.  

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

  • Provide supportive leadership, counseling, and career guidance through mentoring and performance feedback to your engagement team.  

  • 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 

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

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

 

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: 

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Law (J.D/L.L.M.) 

  • Licensed CPA or Licensed Attorney 

  • 8 + years’ experience providing International Tax planning experience required, preferably in professional services (Big 4 experience, or other consulting experience) 

  • 4+ years’ experience managing teams and engagements 

  • Passion for mentoring, coaching and developing teams 

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

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

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

  • Self-starter with a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and the initiative to seek out opportunities and an ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment; 

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

  • Leadership, organizational, and project management skills; 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in written documentation of tax issues and analysis (e.g., drafting of technical memoranda, step-plans, tax opinion letters, etc.) 


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 $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.

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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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