Senior Director of Corporate Tax

Calabasas, CA /
Corporate – Accounting /
Marcus & Millichap, one of the nation’s largest real estate investment brokerage companies (80+ offices nationally and in Canada).  During the year ended December 31, 2019, Marcus & Millichap closed 9,726 investment sales, financing and other transactions with total sales volume of approximately $49.7 billion generating revenue of $806 million and net income of $77 million with total assets of $709 million.  Marcus & Millichap is looking to hire a highly motivated individual for a position to manage our tax department. This “Senior Director of Corporate Tax” will be part of a “35 person” Finance department team reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer. 


    • Responsible for timely and accurate quarterly tax provisions, develop and maintain domestic and international tax provisions, ensuring compliance with all tax jurisdictions.
    • Prepare forecast of the worldwide effective tax rate on a quarterly basis.
    • Coordinate with outside tax advisors and manage outsourced preparation and filing of Federal and State tax returns.
    • Manage and implement tax reporting, compliance and accounting policies.
    • Manage all tax audits, assessments and requests for information.
    • Manage sales, use and property tax reporting, VAT and other non-income tax issues.
    • Develop/implement/execute tax cycle business controls and procedures including key controls.
    • Prepare financial statement disclosures related to income taxes.
    • Simplify systems and processes to efficiently compile information for reporting, compliance and audits.
    • Plan and provide technical support for domestic and international tax matters, including acting as project manager or tax lead on cross functional projects including tax due diligence on M&A activities.
    • Liaise with accounting, financial reporting, operations, HR, and other business groups or functional areas regarding domestic and international tax issues.
    • Advise senior management of the business impact of new tax laws and related income tax regulations, court decisions and proposed tax legislation.
    • Strategic planning for intercompany transactions, including drafting and maintaining intercompany agreements and support of transfer pricing business model.
    • Prepare and post-tax entries into the company's accounting system as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • BS/BA in Accounting, CPA or Masters in Taxation preferred
    • 7-10 years of corporate/public tax experience, preferably within the real estate or services industries.
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of GAAP accounting for income taxes (ASC740).
    • Strong analytic and problem-solving abilities, able to research complex tax matters and reach sound conclusions.
    • Knowledge of federal income taxation of international transactions or operations.
    • Excellent oral and writing communication skills with senior management, cross-functional teams and outside tax advisors.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment.
    • Competency with accounting system software packages including SAP.
    • Supervises one staff and reports to the Chief Accounting Officer.
Our mission is to help our clients create and preserve wealth by providing the best real estate investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services available.

Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI) is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with over 2,000 investment sales and financing professionals in 80+ offices throughout the United States and Canada.  

Marcus & Millichap closes 4.5 transactions every business hour – more than any other real estate investment brokerage firm in the nation. In 2019, the firm closed 9,726 transactions with a sales volume of approximately $49.7 billion.

The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; the industry’s most comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology that matches buyers and sellers.

Marcus & Millichap provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. We also prohibit discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marcus & Millichap complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.