Amgen Manager, Tax Reporting (Provision) in Thousand Oaks, California
Manager, Tax Reporting (Provision)
GCF Level: 5
Amgen’s tax reporting 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 reporting group works closely with Finance, Accounting, and Treasury employees in Amgen’s Thousand Oaks headquarters and Tampa to prepare Amgen’s financial statement tax provision and its U.S. federal and state income tax returns.
The Manager’s focus will be on the consolidation and analysis of the global tax provision. The position also plays a key role in the review of the foreign portions of Amgen’s worldwide tax provision submitted by our foreign affiliates and associated SEC.
The Manager will also assist with the review of international components of Amgen’s U.S. federal tax returns (e.g. 5471s). Third party service providers prepare the majority of Amgen’s U.S. federal tax return, and the Manager will help facilitate the data collection process and resolve issues.
Although the Manager’s focus will be on foreign income tax, the Manager must be familiar with transfer pricing rules and the international aspects of the recently enacted U.S. tax reform provisions. 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:
Manage the preparation and consolidation of Amgen’s quarterly and annual income tax provisions including the preparation of all relevant SEC financial statement disclosures
Review of foreign tax provisions submitted by our foreign affiliates
Assist with US compliance review of international affiliates (e.g., 5471s)
Implement process improvements to enhance the group’s efficiency and effectiveness
Act as a liaison with the different groups within the tax department (tax reporting, transfer pricing, planning and audit resolutions) to ensure that there is timely and thoughtful communication
Work with Amgen tax, finance, accounting and treasury staff to understand transactions and data that flow into or otherwise impact Amgen’s tax provision and tax returns
Master’s degree and 2 years of accounting or finance experience
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of accounting or finance experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of accounting or finance experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of accounting or finance experience
5+ years of Big 4 accounting firm or large multinational corporation experience
Strong understanding of US federal and state tax laws and regulations
Strong understanding of ASC 740, Income Taxes, and experience with uncertain tax positions
Extensive experience in federal income tax compliance including experience reviewing consolidated returns
Experience with OneSource Income Tax Compliance and Tax Provision software
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with SAP
Experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry
Ability to work in cross-functional team environment across multiple senior levels of management
Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills
Detail-oriented and strong business analytical skills
Outgoing personality and confident ability in dealing with all levels of management within the organization
Ability to work independently
Positive attitude and strong work ethic