Director, M&A Tax

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has set the standard for working with organisations to solve complex problems, boost performance and maximise value for stakeholders for three decades.  A&M has over 3,000 professionals globally who specialise in delivering turnaround & interim management, performance improvement and consulting services to a range of investors, law firms, corporate clients and private equity firms across the world.

A&M Taxand UK occupies an enviable position as the UK member of Taxand, giving credibility and scale overseas.  Taxand is the world’s largest independent tax organisation with more than 400 tax partners and over 2,000 tax advisors in 50 countries.  Taxand delivers top quality advice to the world’s largest and most complex businesses.

A&M Taxand UK has ambition to build on the successes of the first 10 years of its existence and is looking to grow its team and subject matter expertise. It is hiring across all levels and specialisms within tax.

We are looking for an individual to join our M&A tax function which currently comprises of team of nine.  Our clients are primarily private equity houses although we do have corporate clients for whom we perform M&A work. The individual should have a solid background in private equity and M&A tax. The primary responsibilities would be private equity M&A work although we also provide general tax services to corporate clients who are likely to be portfolio companies of private equity funds.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Performing tax due diligence on target businesses located in the UK and globally:
    • Producing final draft due diligence reports ready for partner or senior director review
    • Liaising with tax specialists in other areas
    • Managing UK and global Taxand teams
    • Identifying and dealing with areas of risk
  • Providing advice in respect of structuring acquisitions:
    • Design and preparation of acquisition steps reports
    • Incorporating tax structuring tax advice from other jurisdictions
  • Providing clients with ad-hoc advice on company reorganisations and restructuring activities
  • Identifying post deal opportunities during the M&A process and subsequently pursuing them, liaising with other tax specialists as required

Other responsibilities:

  • Developing and coaching more junior members of the M&A team
  • Providing advice regarding tax technical issues in the UK and globally
  • Undertaking technical research projects
  • Involved in business development and marketing initiatives


  • ACA or ICAS qualified with a minimum of 8 years corporate tax compliance or advisory experience, with ideally 5 years being private equity M&A experience
  • You will have gained your ACA and/or CTA qualifications and training in a Big Four or Top Tier Firm
  • Relevant/appropriate tax experience - we can only consider candidates with considerable UK Tax experience for this role.

Personal qualities:

  • You will be energised by variety, enjoying delivering value to your clients with a ‘roll your sleeves up’ approach
  • You will be a confident and engaging communicator
  • You will not be afraid to sell your services internally and externally
  • The nature of our work requires you to be flexible and client focused
  • You will enjoy working in dynamic team and thrive on challenges

What can we offer you?

  • Strong leadership and high quality colleagues to work with in a friendly and collegiate environment.
  • Career development: A&M expects high performance and rewards individual contributions to the team’s success.
  • A&M offers a genuine performance related bonus scheme. Bonuses granted to individuals are often a significant percentage of annual salary.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree