Amgen Tax Mgr Audit in Tampa, Florida

Amgen's tax audit group is part of a world class tax department that provides global tax planning, transfer pricing, tax reporting, and tax audit defense for the Company. The tax audit group works closely with the tax reporting and tax planning groups, as well as Finance, Accounting, and Treasury employees in Tampa and Amgen's Thousand Oaks headquarters, to respond to tax audit inquiries from tax authorities in the United States and selected foreign jurisdictions and otherwise defend Amgen's tax return positions.

The Manager, Tax Audits, is responsible for the Company's response to state income tax audits. The Manager will coordinate and manage tax audits by various state and local tax authorities, respond to requests for data and other information, effectively advocate for Company's tax positions, communicate and negotiate with state tax auditors, and work to close audits efficiently.

The Manager will also play a key role in the response to the Company's U.S. Federal income tax audits. The Manager will assist with gathering information from across the Company to timely respond to requests for information from the Internal Revenue Service, answer questions from IRS agents, and provide company tax return information as required.

In addition, the Manager will lead the state tax compliance process. Third-party service providers prepare Amgen's tax returns, and the Manager will work closely with the tax reporting group and the Company's third-party service providers to ensure accurate and timely filing of all state and local filings, including tax returns, quarterly estimated tax payments, and extensions. The Manager also will collaborate with the tax reporting group to prepare the quarterly estimated effective state tax rate and will provide assistance to the tax planning group on state tax planning matters.

Although the Manager's focus will be on state tax audits and compliance, the Manager must be familiar with the U.S. taxation of international transactions, including transfer pricing rules. Amgen has a large international footprint and does business in over 75 countries. As a global biopharmaceutical company with over $20 billion in revenue, the Company's tax matters include high value intangibles, mergers and acquisitions, licensing transactions, complex manufacturing, financing transactions, and research and development activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and manage state and local tax audits

  • Respond to tax audit inquiries from U.S. Federal, state, and local tax authorities

  • Serve as an effective advocate for the Company's tax return positions

  • Lead the state tax compliance process

  • Ensure the accurate and timely filing of all state tax returns

  • Prepare the quarterly estimated effective state tax rate

  • Provide assistance on state tax planning matters

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree

OR

Master's degree & 2 years of accounting or finance experience

OR

Bachelor's degree & 4 years of accounting or finance experience

OR

Associate's degree & 10 years of accounting or finance experience

OR

High school diploma / GED & 12 years of accounting or finance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Big 4 accounting firm or large multinational corporation experience. Experience with U.S. Federal and state income tax audits and compliance preferred.

  • JD or CPA preferred

  • Strong understanding of U.S. Federal and state tax laws and regulations

  • Experience with international tax and transfer pricing issues

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment across multiple senior levels of management

  • Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation, skill

  • Detail-oriented and strong business analytical skills

  • Outgoing personality and confident ability in dealing with all levels of management within the organization, as well as tax authorities externally

  • Ability to work independently

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

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.