Director, Legal Entity Tax Accounting Forecasting

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
17 Sep 2023
25 Sep 2023
Job role
Finance director, Tax
Experience level
Director, Legal Entity Tax Accounting Forecasting

Luton UK, Dublin Ireland, Wilmington US, New Haven

Competitive salary and benefits

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe!

The Director, Legal Entity Tax Accounting and Forecasting plays an important role in supporting the global quarterly reporting and legal entity accounting processes. We are therefore looking for a candidate with strong tax accounting experience, a natural a problem solver, simplifier, integrator, connector and most importantly a good communicator.

The successful candidate will also work closely with the wider group tax team, in addition, they will work with our group financial reporting and financial planning and reporting teams to provide insight and ensure we can meet the necessary business outcomes.

  • Leading the delivery of our consolidated quarterly legal entity forecast (LEF) to ensure profitability of different entities in accordance with intercompany agreements and transfer pricing principles.
  • Ensuring standardised formats and clarity of assumptions in order to facilitate communications with the appropriate internal stakeholders.
  • Working cross-functionally with various teams to automate and optimize processes and reports that impact the speed and accuracy of legal entity tax accounting.
  • Assisting with model forecast tax rate and cash tax implications of tax law change and business change.
  • Supporting the integration of any one-time transactions into the current and future LEF models, ensuring compliance with appropriate rules and regulations.
  • Attending and participating in all cross-functional meetings, including with FP&A, Tax, Treasury, and Accounting to keep abreast of all current and future events that impact the legal entity forecasts.
  • Providing oversight initiatives or cross-functional projects impacting Accounting.
  • Working proactively with the Financial Operations, Tax, and FP&A teams to ensure an efficient and accurate flow of information between teams.
  • Leading the delivery of our annual long-term plan (LTP) legal entity forecast to ensure proper profitability of different entities which will be used as the basis for deferred asset recognition analysis throughout the global organization.
  • Working collaboratively with other members of the tax team to complete mandatory local statutory financial statements and tax reporting requirements.
  • Managing deliverables to external auditors.
  • Contributing to any ad hoc projects as they arise.
Essential Criteria
  • A change agent who challenges, works with an agile, positive mindset, and has the ability to think differently and make it happen.
  • Knowledge of legal entity forecasting principles and basic tax principles required.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Exceptional communication skills to work with key stakeholders and cross functional teams.
  • Minimum of 10 years in tax, accounting or FP&A for a large corporation or global public accounting firm.
  • Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills & motivation and discipline.
Desirable criteria:
  • Basic understanding of core financial process or experience in the Clinical Trial space will be an advantage.
  • User acceptance testing experience.
  • Hypercare experience
Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare!

Closing date: 15 November 2023.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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