Job Posting: Senior Manager – Tax Planning (AECOM)

Title: Senior Manager – Tax Planning
Company: AECOM
City, State, Country: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent


AECOM is an $18.5 billion dollar, fully integrated professional and technical services firm that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries around the world, serving both public- and private-sector clients. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that they serve — including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government — and provide a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of their clients’ projects.

AECOM became the largest and top rated design firm globally with their acquisition of URS Corporation in 2014 and have designed some of the most iconic structures in the world such as: the new World Trade Center, the Barclay’s Center, Olympic parks in London and Rio de Janeiro, the Shanghai International Financial Center and countless company headquarters. They were also recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Job Summary

Will be on a global tax team for a $20 billion company headquartered in Los Angeles that does business in over 150 countries and has team members in Canada, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Reporting to the Director of Tax Planning, will support critical functions including tax research, writing, planning, acquisition and disposition structuring and special projects. Will play a critical project management role for the Tax Department with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and internal restructurings along with supporting positions taken on federal income tax returns. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing support and assistance in the identification, evaluation, development, and execution of strategies to manage global income taxes.
  • Performing tax research for tax planning projects.
  • Building financial models for the tax consequences of planning ideas and new business initiatives.
  • Reviewing JV agreements.
  • Managing complex partnership structuring and legal entities.
  • Assisting in resolving issues identified in federal tax audits.
  • Working as part of cross-functional teams (including Treasury, Legal, Accounting and business unit and geographic staff) to implement value-added planning initiatives.
  • Managing outside consultants assisting on planning projects.
  • Keeping abreast of and providing analysis of tax law developments.
  • Supporting compliance and provision through documenting positions taken, planning ideas implemented and significant changes in structure and laws.

Minimum Requirements

This position requires a team player who is highly organized, responsive and can work on multiple projects simultaneously while producing accurate and timely results. Experience and skills required include:

  • Eight to twelve years’ experience in Big Four public accounting and/or large public company tax departments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Strong tax technical skills in Subchapters C and K.
  • High level of expertise with Microsoft Excel.
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to work with all levels in a global organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA and/or Master’s in Tax.
  • Working knowledge of OneSource and/or CorpTax.


This position will be based at our AECOM office in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.


An attractive compensation package commensurate with the significant responsibility and importance of this position will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply

Candidates can contact:, 213-304-2937

Contact: Earl Navalta
Telephone: 213-304-2937