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Director, International Tax

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
Mar 24, 2023

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Administration, Accounting, Finance, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

The Director, International Tax has primary responsibility for the Company’s international tax compliance, ASC 740 accounting and operational tax issues associated with international operations, as well as supporting international tax planning and strategy.  The Director, International Tax fulfills these responsibilities through individual contributions, management of third-party consultants, and collaboration with global BioMarin colleagues.


    • Management of international tax matters such as foreign tax credit utilization, GILTI, BEAT, FDII, Pillar Two and Subpart F.
    • Manage the US international tax compliance filings (5471s, 8858s, 5713, etc.) and related matters.
    • Manage the outsourced international tax compliance relationship.
    • Coordinate and review international components of the tax provision under ASC 740.  Verify that all international transactions are accounted for correctly in the quarterly and annual tax provision process.
    • Support international expansion plans by identifying and resolving key tax issues around entity formation, funding, I/C transactions to support operations in the new jurisdictions, consistent with the global tax strategy.
    • Support the Senior Director, International Tax with international tax strategy and planning, including the development and implementation of tax strategies, entity and transaction structures, work with functional business areas to successfully implement new strategies.
    • Work with Director, Transfer Pricing on internal transfer pricing- management of intercompany transactions and transfer pricing arrangements and compliance with documentation requirements in the various jurisdictions.
    • Support the budget and forecast process, work with FP&A to make sure the international structures/operations are captured correctly. 
    • Support merger and acquisition and partner collaboration due diligence and deal structuring as needed, including technical research and collaboration with external advisors.
    • Help develop and mentor the tax department staff on an ongoing basis. 
    • Maintain up to date expertise with relevant tax GAAP, tax code, rulings and relevant global tax laws, publications, interpretations, etc. through training and monitoring of legislative and authoritative accounting landscape for developments that effect the Company’s tax compliance, strategy, or accounting.
    • Assist with the coordination and resolution of all international audit issues raised by US and foreign tax authorities.
    • Develop and maintain relationships globally with third party consultants and tax professionals, including engagement administration and fees
    • Customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of the duties described above
    • Work closely with corporate accounting and financial reporting to support statutory audits.


  • Company total assets of over $6.4 billion; Annual revenues over $2 billion; deferred tax assets of over $1.5 billion.
  • Global presence in over 30 countries on all continents
  • Presence in most states in U.S.
  • Total company employees of over 3,000


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Accounting or Finance
  • P.A. certificate or MBA required
  • MST Preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Alteryx
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills
  • 15 – 20 years of total tax experience with various aspects of taxation with increasingly responsible duties over time
  • 5-10 years of public accounting experience, Big 4 preferred
  • 5-10 years of corporate domestic and international tax experience preferred
  • Hands-on experience with specific duties listed in the “Responsibilities” section above


PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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