Director of Tax

Conshohocken, PA
Finance /
Full Time /
Hybrid
We are seeking a Director of Tax with experience to lead our tax strategy, compliance, and oversight. This role is pivotal in shaping our tax strategy and offers the chance to expand into broader finance management responsibilities, including oversight of payroll and other functions. The Director of Tax must possess a “can do” attitude and be readily willing to roll up their sleeves while working in a fast passed and evolving environment.  The successful candidate will have a strong background in US and international tax planning, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, both internally and externally.

Responsibilities:

Develop and execute tax strategies aligned with company objectives and regulatory requirements, optimizing tax efficiencies

Oversee all tax compliance facets, encompassing federal, state, and international filings, ensuring accuracy and timeliness

Maintain and update the existing tax policies, processes, and control environment in accordance with regulatory requirements

Manage tax provisions, including ASC 740 calculations, to accurately reflect financial statements and support reporting requirements

Lead tax audits, working closely with external auditors and tax authorities for effective resolution of inquiries

Provide guidance on tax implications for business initiatives, collaborating with cross-functional teams and ensuring tax-efficient strategies for product launches, partnerships, etc

Analyze financial data and provide strategic recommendations to senior management

Analyze financial data and provide strategic recommendations to senior management

Stay updated with evolving tax laws, regulations, and industry trends, recommending necessary adjustments for optimal tax efficiencies

Expand responsibilities to include oversight of financial payroll functions, collaborating with HR for streamlined operations

Drive career growth by taking on additional finance management responsibilities as the company expands

Qualifications:

Bachelor's or master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
CPA certification is strongly preferred

8+ years of progressive tax experience, including a background in a Big Four accounting firm, within the bio-tech, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry strongly preferred

Profound understanding of tax laws, regulations, and compliance at federal, state, and international levels

Strong grasp of financial accounting principles, tax planning, and transfer pricing strategies

Experience managing tax audits and working with external auditors and tax authorities

Strong understanding of commercial business, ideally in the pharmaceutical sector

Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams

Strong analytical skills and the ability to provide strategic recommendations based on financial data

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities, while filling gaps as needed

Ability to deliver thoughtful and clear work products to a high standard and communicate this effectively in writing and orally

Ability to be productively assertive and able to lead without direct authority to problem-solve collaboration and program issues with cross-functional teams

Track record of excellent judgment: an ability to make decisions independently and to know when appropriate to partner with senior management for decision-making

Demonstrated ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective, operationalizing via excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities

We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We respect individual differences, embrace diversity throughout the organization, and value the unique strengths of each employee. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.