Why would I want this job?

The Senior Tax Manager – Mergers and Acquisitions is responsible for driving tax strategy and operations throughout the M&A lifecycle, from due diligence and transaction structuring to contract review and negotiation. Reporting to the Global Tax leadership team, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and external partners to optimize tax outcomes and mitigate risks associated with M&A activities. This role requires a dynamic tax professional with mastery of tax, valuation, and business principles, exceptional project management skills, and a passion for value creation.

What would I be doing?

M&A Due Diligence

• Facilitate and coordinate tax due diligence processes for potential M&A transactions, evaluating tax compliance, business models and transfer pricing, tax exposures, and value creation opportunities.
• Conduct detailed reviews of target companies’ tax positions, identifying risks and opportunities for tax planning and optimization.
• Prepare comprehensive due diligence reports and review findings with senior management and key stakeholders.

Transaction Structuring

• Provide strategic tax advice and support in structuring M&A transactions to achieve optimal tax efficiency and mitigate tax risks.
• Analyze various transaction structures, including asset acquisitions, stock purchases, and reorganizations, to determine the most advantageous tax approach.
• Collaborate with legal, financial, and corporate development teams to develop and implement tax-efficient transaction structures aligned with business objectives.

Contract Review and Negotiation

• Review and negotiate tax-related terms in M&A transaction documents, including purchase agreements, tax indemnification provisions, and representations and warranties.
• Collaborate closely with legal counsel to ensure tax considerations are appropriately addressed in transaction agreements and contracts.
• Advocate for favorable tax treatment and provisions that protect the company’s interests during contract negotiations.

Tax Integration and Reporting

• Partner with integration teams to facilitate the seamless integration of acquired companies from a tax perspective.
• Coordinate with cross-functional teams to address tax-related challenges and ensure compliance with integration timelines.
• Oversee tax compliance requirements related to M&A transactions, including tax reporting, filings, and disclosures.
• Monitor changes in tax laws and regulations affecting M&A transactions and advise on potential impacts to the company.

Other Tax Planning and Strategy

• Work with the Global Tax Planning Director and business leaders on strategic initiatives and special projects.
• Identify opportunities for tax optimization, including tax-efficient structuring of transactions, utilization of tax incentives and credits, and implementation of transfer pricing policies to enhance overall tax efficiency.
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including finance, legal, treasury, and business units, to provide tax advice and support for various initiatives, projects, and transactions.

What would make me qualified?

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited university required.
• Master’s degree in taxation preferred.
• Certified Public Accountant license preferred.
• 6+ years of experience in tax consulting, corporate tax, or M&A tax advisory roles, with a focus on transactional tax matters.
• Deep understanding of U.S. federal, state, and international tax laws and regulations, particularly as they relate to M&A transactions.
• Proven track record of managing complex tax due diligence processes and develop tax-efficient transaction structures.
• Excellent contract review and negotiation skills, with experience negotiating tax-related terms in M&A agreements.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
• Have an ability to lead others indirectly, will mentor junior staff.