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Senior Vice President - Transaction Advisory Services (Tax)

at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

Posted: 8/16/2019
Job Reference #: 2188

Job Description

Location:
New York

Experience Type:
Experienced

Overview

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, and the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, according to Thomson Reuters.

Financial Advisory Services – Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)

Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of due diligence inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve. Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including: Transaction Advisory Services, Transaction Opinions, Forensic Services, Portfolio Valuation & Advisory Services, and Strategic Consulting. We team closely with our corporate finance and restructuring colleagues across all our industry platforms, on a variety of projects and client accounts.

Job Description

The open position is for a Tax Senior Vice President based in the New York office who will be dedicated to the tax due diligence practice, which is within Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business. The due diligence practice’s primary client base is private equity, though we also perform diligence for strategic acquirers. 

As a Senior Vice President in the due diligence practice, your primary functions will include performing tax due diligence for buy- and sell-side engagements. The responsibilities include tax due diligence and tax research in federal, state/local, sales/use property, payroll and unclaimed property. It also involves drafting tax due diligence reports. There is also plenty of opportunity to provide ad hoc tax and structuring advice to in-house investment bankers and financial restructuring professionals.

We are looking for a professional with six to eight years + experience in tax due diligence. Since most M&A tax due diligence professionals specialize in one area, we anticipate a learning curve, but will ultimately require proficiency in each of these areas. 

Qualifications

The environment at Houlihan Lokey is aggressive and entrepreneurial and, as such, rewards Associates with substantial responsibility. The ideal cfandidate should be motivated, creative, outgoing and possess strong skills in tax analysis. Candidates must have a strong knowledge of tax, keen analystical capabilities and excellent verbal and written communication skills

JD preferred. LLM (Tax) a plus, but not required. Ideal candidate will have 4 to 8 years’ experience at a consulting/audit firm manager providing M&A tax services.  Big 4 or comparable tax due diligence experience is required. 
 

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