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AECOM Manager - Controversy and Planning in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Manager, Controversy and Planning to join our Corporate Tax team. As a key member of the Tax Planning Team, this is a dynamic position that provides critical support to the Tax Department as a whole. The position encompasses supporting the VP and Director of the Tax Planning team in managing U.S. income tax audits (federal and state), including support for contested tax matters that are in IRS Appeals or litigation. This role is responsible for interpreting federal income tax laws, responding to IRS requests, and assisting in the successful resolution of tax controversy related matters. This position will manage tax audits and be expected to find technically based creative solutions to complex audit issues.

This position offers the flexibility of remote/virtual work and can be based from a variety of locations within the US, not limited to those listed.

In this function you will:

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the team/department to develop and implement holistic end-to-end controversy management system/approach to prevent, manage, and resolve tax controversy as they may arise.

  • Support the day-to-day operations of U.S. federal income tax audits and assist in managing the company’s relationship with the IRS.

  • Consult subject matter experts to provide complete, accurate responses to the IRS in a timely manner.

  • Compile information and respond to Information Document Requests, Notices of Proposed Adjustments, and other exam related matters.

  • Organize and maintain information requests and related documents, assignments, and due dates

  • Work with the Director and Manager to evaluate and defend various complex tax issues including International and transfer pricing matters as they arise during the audit process.

  • Evaluate developments in IRS procedures. Stay abreast of changing IRS processes, translating those changes to the parameters in which the organization works.

  • Demonstrating extensive technical skills in all state and local tax matters, including tax planning, consulting, compliance, restructuring, controversy and audit defense.

  • Provide tax controversy / audit support and representation before state tax authorities.

  • Research tax issues, including issues surrounding audit strategy.

  • Participate in planning activities for US federal and state efficiency.

  • Work in a collaborative environment as this position will work closely with the tax compliance, tax provision and international tax teams

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS plus at least 5 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of progressive tax experience, including some controversy work, with an accounting/law firm and/or a large publicly-traded company

  • Experience with overall compliance process (Federal, International, and SALT)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or JD is preferred

  • MS in Taxation or LLM is a plus

  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and International income tax law (e.g. Subchapter C, Subchapter K, international tax provision, tax treaties, transfer pricing, etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the company as well as with outside service providers

  • Comfortable meeting deadlines and solving problems in a fast paced, multiple priorities environment

  • Detail oriented with excellent research and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently; a self-starter; results oriented

  • Strong organizational and project planning skills

  • Proven ability to simultaneously manage several projects

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex tax and accounting issues

  • Demonstrated capability to collaborate with a team

  • Proven success building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external business partners

  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft applications, CorpTax, BNA Corporate Tax Analyzer, etc.

Additional Information:

Due to the remote nature of this position, relocation assistance is not available

Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.

Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is: $90,165 to $166,800.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Corporate

Business Group Corporate

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263438BR

Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Conshohocken, PA - 625 West Ridge Pike, US - Houston, TX - 1130 John Freeman Blvd, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Raleigh, NC - 5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200, US - Saint Louis, MO - 100 N Broadway 20th Floor, US - Tampa, FL - 7650 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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