Senior Director-Federal Tax Services
Alvarez & Marsal - Chicago, IL

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The Federal Tax Services practice of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, is responsible for providing clients with tax consulting and compliance services. A&M's Federal Tax Services professionals work on a variety of technical subjects, including accounting methods, capital recovery, credits and incentives, pass through tax issues, consolidated returns, mergers and acquisitions, tax audits, as well as tax calculation and interest and penalty matters. In many cases, our Federal 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.
We are currently seeking Senior Directors for our Federal practice. Successful candidates will have in-depth, first-hand knowledge of tax issues across a wide range of industries and use their experience in accounting and taxation to provide consulting and compliance services to federal and individual clients. Candidates must possess the experience and professionalism necessary to deliver tax consulting and compliance services to meet our clients' specific tax needs. Senior Directors will have the opportunity to develop and pursue creative strategies, while using the latest technologies.

Responsibilities:
Keep up-to-date on current tax practices and changes in tax law;
Oversee complex tax research projects for clients in diverse industries;
Build client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client business;
Conduct research and analysis of a wide range of tax issues related to business transactions;
Supervise assignments of professional accountants serving as Associates, Senior Associates and Directors;
Develop and motivate staff members by providing leadership, counseling and career guidance through mentoring and performance feedback;
Demonstrate extensive technical experience and a developed reputation in a given industry/service line;
Assist with new business development, including add-on business; and
Attain visibility/recognition in the local Federal Corporate Tax Services community.

Qualifications:
8+ years of public accounting experience or equivalent gained working in law firms or industry;
Excellent research and writing skills;
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other business related field;
Proven, excellent interaction skills with management / significant executive presence;
CPA, Enrolled Agent or other appropriate certification required;
Advanced Degree preferred: MST, MAcc, JD or LL.M;
Willingness to travel;
Prior Big Four experience a plus; and
Working experience with FAS 109 and FIN 48 a plus.

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