Chief of Staff, Global Transaction Tax (Webster)

Alvarez & Marsal in Webster, NY

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - General Operational Manager
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

We are searching for a Chief of Staff to support the Global Transaction Tax team (M&A Tax) within A&M Taxand. The Global Transaction Tax (GTT) team is a national fast-growing dynamic team located in New York, DC, Miami, Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco. The Chief of Staff will have immediate priorities outlined by the Head of the GTT practice and will continue to evolve as the organization continues to grow. This role ideally sits in New York, but open to other locations where we have presence.

The GTT team is part of the bigger A&M Tax division of A&M. There is an operations team at the A&M Tax divisional level. This role will need to work in close partnership with the divisional CFO, Chief People Officer, and Head of Business Development on implementing national priorities, customizing national approaches to the GTT team, and raising GTT needs and best practices to the divisional level.

This role demands a business professional capable of balancing strategic thinking, planning, project and process management, operations and execution with exceptional communications capabilities and judgment.

As The Chief Of Staff for GTT, You Will:

  • Manage and improve the process for staff allocation to projects. This is a very dynamic process that requires knowledge of currently active projects and where they are in their lifecycle and knowledge on each team member work allocation across the projects. There is opportunity to improve process and technology to improve dynamic reallocation of staff to projects.
  • Be accountable for recruiting and onboarding of new team members in collaboration with the divisional operations staff.
  • Keep the pulse of the team by staying closely connected with all the team members, across locations and career levels to proactively identify any innovation opportunities, retention risks, morale issues, etc.
  • Own the execution and content of the monthly team calls, Managing Director calls, training sessions and any additional GTT communications (emails, etc.)
  • Manage the annual GTT training conference planning and execution in collaboration with the divisional operations team
  • Run a wide variety of financial scenario modeling, including but not limited to annual account planning, financial plan, year-end compensation, etc.
  • Own GTT-specific process improvements and action plans driven by the annual staff engagement survey
  • Be ready to drive new initiatives originated by the Head of GTT and/or Head of A&M Tax

To Be Effective In This Role, You Should Be:

  • Highly engaged, goal oriented, with a strong sense of ownership
  • Deeply organized, reliable and highly attentive to detail
  • Good with process, with a bias towards execution
  • Gracious and able to work well with a range of stakeholders
  • Able to rally the troops on a wide variety of tasks while using your influence to lead from behind
  • Confident managing up; not a yes person, if something doesnt make sense, you question it
  • Emotionally intelligent, empathetic and a trusted sounding board
  • Trustworthy with the most sensitive of information

Skills And Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required; MBA from a top-tier university preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen; understands key business drivers and performance levers
  • Excellent executive communicator in both written and verbal form
  • Strong personal presentation; able to serve as a proxy for the executive team in a range of settings
  • Proven ability to operate in complex matrix environments, build relationships and problem-solve without direct oversight of resources
  • Fluent in all tools of MSFT Office, with strong financial modeling, Excel and PowerPoint skills

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsals 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.

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 were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. 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.

Posted 14 Days Ago

Full time

201901934

About Us

Alvarez & Marsal was founded in 1983 when Tony Alvarez II and Bryan Marsal recognized the opportunity to provide radically different advice and hands-on support to organizations facing operational and financial hurdles situations demanding action, objectivity and real results.

Mavericks determined to challenge the prevailing approach to management consulting, Alvarez & Marsal's (A&M) founders helped pave the way for what became an industry: turnaround management, corporate restructuring and performance improvement for companies and stakeholders.

Often compared to corporate doctors, the founders built a culture through the years blending together a mix of operating managers, functional experts and consultants. The firm grew at a measured pace to maintain quality and increase A&M's global reach and capabilities.

Committed to its core values, A&M has since evolved from a boutique player to the premier independent global professional services firm with a reputation for providing leadership, problem-solving and value-creation to under performing and robust companies across the industry spectrum. The firm today tackles wide ranging issues, with a focus on preserving and maximizing enterprise value.

With an operational heritage and depth of senior resources, A&M teams are able to rapidly diagnose and execute practical solutions in complex business environments by:

  • Understanding Opportunities and Challenges
  • Collaborating and Listening
  • Planning and Partnering
  • Building Consensus
  • Supporting and Guiding / Leading
  • Establishing a Self-Sustaining Organization

When the stakes are high, companies and stakeholders look to A&M to help find the right answer and deliver the solution in a variety of service areas. Whether serving as trusted advisers or in interim management roles to accelerate positive change, A&M professionals are on the ground across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America drawing on a proud operational heritage, never resting on our laurels.


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