Tax Planning Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 24, 2022
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Tax Planning Senior Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will play a key role in identifying, evaluating, and implementing domestic and international tax planning opportunities and business transactions. Amgens U.S. Tax Planning 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 U.S. Tax Planning group works closely with Finance, Accounting, Business Development, Treasury, Tax Reporting and Regional Tax in Amgens Thousand Oaks headquarters, its regional headquarters in Europe and Asia, and its capabilities center in Tampa, Florida. The U.S. Tax Planning Senior Manager will also work closely with Amgens Tax Reporting function to ensure that planning is properly reflected in Amgens financial reporting and tax compliance.

Amgen has a large international footprint and does business in over 100 countries. As a global biopharmaceutical company with over $20 billion in revenue, the Companys complex tax matters include mergers and acquisitions, collaboration and licensing transactions, research and development activities, supply chain and manufacturing, commercial operations, financing transactions, among others.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The tax planning professional we seek is a senior manager with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years Finance and Tax experience


Masters degree and 4 years Finance and Tax experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years Finance and Tax experience


Associate degree and 10 years Finance and Tax experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years Finance and Tax experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • 8-10 years of experience in domestic and international tax planning with a Big Four Accounting firm and in the tax department of an outbound, multinational corporation
  • CPA and Master of Business Tax
  • Strong modeling skills
  • Significant experience working with tax issues common to outbound, multinational companies that own high-value intangibles, including deep knowledge of U.S. taxation of international transactions and operations (including GILTI, FDII, BEAT, FTCs, and 163(j)).
  • Significant transfer pricing experience
  • Solid understanding of accounting for income taxes
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Executive presence and ability to work effectively with senior management
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, lead cross-functional projects and manage advisors that are assisting with planning opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills that are critical in a team-oriented organization

What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits
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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.