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M&A Tax Managing Director - M&A Tax Partner

Chicago, IL 60654

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 3250

Job Description

Tax Managing Director - Tax Partner - Mergers & Acquisitions ("M&A") Tax

The Tax Managing Director or Tax Partner of M&A Tax will work in a fast-paced rapidly growing practice and assume a wide set of responsibilities across buy-side and sell-side transactions, divestitures and carve outs working alongside our performance improvement, turnaround and restructuring and investment banking practices to assess a company’s tax risks and opportunities, applying and interpreting income tax law and conducting comprehensive discussions with management and their advisors. 


    • Working directly with internal senior personnel and clients to develop comprehensive solutions to complex transactional challenges 

    • Leveraging tax technical knowledge to lead engagement teams in performing buy- and sell-side due diligence and developing tax-efficient acquisition and divestiture structures

    • Conducting, developing, overseeing and reviewing tax due diligence, tax structuring and tax modeling workstreams including but not limited to identification and mitigation of relevant historical and projected tax risks, tax-advantage structuring, optimizing and preserving valuable tax attributes, mitigating tax costs related to cancellation of indebtedness income and worthless stock deduction analysis, conducting Section 382 and transaction cost analyses

    • Managing various technical tax issues dealing with consolidated returns, S Corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies

    • Identifying and analyzing tax risks and opportunities while advising both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers on alternative tax strategies for acquisition, disposition and restructuring of businesses

    • Reviewing and analyzing merger agreements and providing opinion letters

    • Expanding tax research skills through deep exploration of complex technical tax issues across a broad spectrum of tax law

    • Teaching, guiding and coaching junior team members

    • Drafting clear and concise reports outlining key takeaways

    • Creating tax financial models

    • Contributing to marketing and business development efforts

    • Supporting practice development initiatives

    • Collaborating closely with performance improvement, restructuring and investment banking colleagues


    • Strong desire to be a part of and contribute to the growth of a high performing client focused team dedicated to individual and firm level achievements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a top undergraduate program (accounting preferred)

    • 12 plus years of tax advisory experience or a combination of audit, tax and financial due diligence experience within a Big 4 accounting firm

    • CPA, JD, Masters in Taxation or LLM

    • Knowledge of a broad range of corporate tax matters in various industries

    • Proven ability to articulate complex information when providing crucial negotiation insights

    • Technically competent across multiple US federal, international and state income tax disciplines

    • Fundamental working knowledge of all or essentially all non-income based federal, state and foreign tax regimes, including but not limited to indirect, payroll, property and ad valorem taxes

    • Understanding of US GAAP, including the accounting for income tax principles

    • Experience with tax controversy and procedure

    • High degree of maturity with a proven ability to interact with senior executives, private equity firms, lenders, lawyers and management teams  

    • Experience leading other professionals and acting in a manner that motivates, inspires and develops junior team members

    • Proven leader in the delivery of high-quality work that exceeds client expectations

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong email etiquette 

    • Eagerness to be responsive at all times

    • Proven track-record of success in high pressure, time-constrained environments

    • Top-tier organizational skills and attention to detail

    • Self-starter and entrepreneurial nature

    • Open to travel and work at client site


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