Tax Provision Senior Manager

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-30971
Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.
Job Summary:
Amgen is searching for a Senior Manager, Tax Provision. This role will be based on our main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, California and will report to a Director within the Tax Reporting group. Amgen's Tax Reporting group contains both the tax provision and tax compliance responsibilities. The tax provision team is a critical function providing advice on tax accounting, tax rate forecasting and is highly regarded as an integral part of the financial statement preparation process. This group works closely with finance, accounting and treasury in order to accurately and timely forecast the tax impacts and report on our results.
The Senior Manager, Tax Provision will provide support to senior members of the Tax Reporting team by performing tax accounting technical research and analyses.
Primary Duties:
Advise on tax provision implications of including: planning, transactional activities, audits, transfer pricing, and compliance.
Performing tax accounting support and technical research with respect to various domestic and international issues.
Providing tax accounting support in connection with domestic and international mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, and restructurings.
Assist with preparation and review of the quarterly tax provision.
Assist with tax compliance review.
Liaise with Tax Planning, Tax Audit and Transfer Pricing members of the Tax Group with respect to various tax accounting matters.
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree AND 2 years of Tax experience
Master's degree AND 4 years of Tax experience
Bachelor's degree AND 6 years of Tax experience
Associate's degree AND 10 years of Tax experience
High school diploma / GED AND 12 years Tax experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA and graduate degree highly preferred.
Minimum 6+ years of overall tax experience with an emphasis on tax accounting issues working for a large accounting firm (Big 4 preferred) or a large, multi-national publicly traded company or a combination thereof.
Strong understanding of ASC740 Income Taxes and experience with uncertain tax positions.
Pharmaceutical, biotech or high tech industry experience.
Understanding of transfer pricing rules.
Result-oriented tax professional able to succeed in a fast paced environment with minimal guidance.
Excellent analytical skills.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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