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Director of Tax

Location: San Diego, CA

Our 2B biopharmaceutical client headquartered in San Diego, CA is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing cutting-edge drugs for weight management, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and other disorders. In June 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved their discovered drug, its weight loss drug for sales and distribution throughout most of the Americas.

In addition to commercializing a blockbuster drug for chronic weight management, the company is exploring the drugs therapeutic potential in combination with other drugs for other indications including autoimmune diseases, arterial hypertension, thrombotic diseases, treatment of pain and Type 2 diabetes. (NASDAQ LISTED)

Job Description:

This highly visible role operates as the Director of Tax in a startup tax department. The Director of Tax will join an exceptionally talented management team to lead the overall tax function for the organization. The role requires you to be the functional and technical leader in the company for all domestic and international tax matters. You are responsible for the development and implementation of corporate tax policies and procedures with global tax implications, and analyzing a wide range of business transactions to understand and recommend the optimal tax position for the company. The role encompasses all aspects of running a tax department including income tax compliance, research and planning and tax audits. In addition to the development and maintenance of internal controls for the tax function, your primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Annual tax provision
  • Accounting for income tax (i.e. income tax expense, deferred tax assets and liabilities, APIC pool, etc.)
  • Federal and State income tax compliance and research and planning
  • Tax regulations and compliance related to 1099 and 1042 Vendors, foreign processes currently being put into place
  • FIN 48 compliance, accounting and reporting requirements for any uncertainties in the tax position
  • Research and analyze the tax impact of certain transactions
  • Implementation of Global Transfer Pricing policies and monitor compliance with them
  • Analyze and make recommendations, as appropriate, to intercompany pricing and coordinate with finance on calculation, accounting treatment and documentation of any correlative adjustments
  • Monitor and oversee all tax audits including Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Sales and Use, County Assessor, etc.
  • Annual and Quarter Footnote Disclosures
  • Various other projects as requested by the corporate management team

The Director of Tax role requires an individual with a minimum of 15 years of domestic and international corporate tax experience, with combined Big Four and biotech corporate environments. The role requires strong leadership, organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Experience in a publically held multinational company is required. Some travel may be required as manufacturing operations are set up in Switzerland. German speaking skills a huge plus but not mandatory. Must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and be a Certified Public Accountant.


International Tax Manager

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Our client is one of the largest private companies in the United States. Its businesses have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ over 60,000 people. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. Since 2003, they have invested more than $45 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures.

Job Description:
This highly visible position operates as International Tax Manager. This individual will join a dynamic, fast-paced environment based in the company's corporate tax structure. This team is responsible for all aspects of income tax compliance with respect to the global operations of the company including US tax return compliance for domestic and international operations, position management, and audit support. The International Tax Manager will be responsible for the US income tax compliance for a specific set of entities. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage US foreign compliance and reporting requirements for regional operations;
  • Coordinate reporting of business information to consolidations function;
  • Support federal tax audits when needed;
  • Track tax positions and their potential impacts on the company's compliance effort and effective tax rate.
  • Perform tax research and planning.
  • Provide working knowledge of accounting theory to ascertain potential tax ramifications of complex business transactions.
  • Provide knowledge of a broad range of corporate tax matters, particularly federal tax provision and compliance.
  • Provide process improvements, proactively streamlining procedures and reporting.

Experience Required:

Position requires an individual with a minimum of five years of international tax experience working in one or more tax compliance areas including corporate, state and partnership. Individual must have demonstrated experience leading and mentoring staff as well as substantial experience managing projects. Successful candidate must possess excellent technical writing and editing skills as well as strong verbal communication skills. Position requires an individual with strong organizational skills and demonstrated work paper documentation skills. Individual must possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to recognize, evaluate and communicate potential international tax risks and planning opportunities. Position requires an individual that has the ability to apply creative problem solving skills to evaluate and select alternative actions to lessen international tax burdens.

This role requires an individual with experience working in a "Big 4" and/or large multinational corporate environment. A Bachelors in Accounting is required with a MST and CPA preferred.


Senior Tax Accountant
Location: United States

Our Modesto, California client is the leading US exporter of beverages, selling 60 brands in more than 90 countries around the world. The company employs more than 5,000 employees worldwide and has an unwavering commitment to quality since it was established more than 75 years ago.

Job Description:

Our client is searching for a Senior Tax Accountant who will be responsible for the preparation and the review of Federal and Multi-State returns for the parent company and it's subsidiaries. This includes preparation and review of the company's consolidated US Federal Tax return; Preparation of the tax provision in accordance with FASB ASC 740; Coordination with the Accounting departments in order to gather all documentation necessary for US Federal and State Tax filings; Respond to internal and external requests for information in a timely manner; Monitor Federal and Multi-State tax legislation and regulations and communicate relevant positions to management and separate business units; Preparation of statistical and financial reports; Conducting and participating in tax research; and Maintaining tax records and preparing claims for tax refunds.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in a Big Four public accounting firm.
  • Must have experience working in a sophisticated tax environment and have the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills are required in this role, as well as the ability to manage multiple and complex tax projects.
  • BS/BA in Accounting is required with a MST and/or CPA preferred.
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