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Sr. Manager, Tax Mergers & Acquisitions

St. Louis, MO

Post Date: 08/17/2018 Job ID: 10557 Position Type: Tax - Dir, Mngr, Partner, VP

Why Is This a Great Opportunity?

Join a Fortune 500 company and one of the most prestigious tax departments in town.   Very competitive compensation and relocation package!


Responsible for tax aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and internal restructurings, the management of the Company's IRS exam, research and planning for U.S. Federal taxes, and other initiatives to minimize the Company's effective tax rate and/or increase cash flow.

As a Senior Manager, the individual is expected to carry out the function with little supervision and guidance from the Director or other senior personnel. The Senior Manager must be able to work in a team environment, meet deadlines, and communicate matters to the Director in a timely manner.


  • Review and structure corporate acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations in order to ensure they are accomplished in the most tax-efficient manner possible.

  • Coordinate and perform tax due diligence for acquisitions and reverse tax due diligence for divestitures.

  • Review and comment on transaction-related contracts for acquisitions, divestitures and internal restructurings.

  • Represent the Company in the day-to-day management of IRS U.S. Federal income tax examinations and other tax controversies.

  • Investigate, recommend and implement courses of action to minimize the Company's U.S. Federal tax liabilities.

  • Advise Company management and Corporate departments (e.G. Corporate Development, Accounting, Treasury, and Financial Planning) regarding tax-related matters.

  • Review court decisions, existing law and regulations and proposed and actual changes in law and regulations and advise management of the resulting effects on the Company, and to generally ensure compliance with the U.S. Federal tax laws.

  • Prepare requests for accounting method changes, rulings, refund claims and protests, and assist in negotiating settlement with taxing authorities.

  • Recommend adoption of and changes in tax policy by the Company.

  • Recommend reference of tax matters to outside counsel when appropriate and coordinate the Company's efforts in support of work being done by outside counsel.

  • Advise Company management on the tax aspects of charitable giving.

  • Provide technical assistance to the tax compliance group with respect to the preparation of returns.

  • Advance professional growth and self-development by learning from experiences and applying such new knowledge to subsequent tasks and seeking new and challenging assignments.

Additional Information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each basic responsibility satisfactorily and meet education and experience requirements.


  • Preferred: J.D. Or graduate degree in Tax with meaningful tax/financial accounting experience.
    LL.M. In Taxation a plus

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of concentrated experience in above areas of responsibility with $1 Billion + multi-national corporation or tax department of either a large law firm or a "Big 4" accounting firm (or combination thereof).

Michelle B. Dunski CPA CPC
Senior Recruiting Manager

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