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Manager - Tax Planning

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Feb 22, 2024

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Administration, Information Technology, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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About the Department 

At Novo Nordisk, our Finance and Operations team is the engine that elevates holistic commercialization of our products. The Finance and Operations team works closely with the business across the organization to guide enterprise wide resource allocations, investment choices, drive core operations and develop insights to drive growth and operational excellence across the value chain while innovating for future capabilities. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, provide commercial operations, insights & analytics, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

To effectively manage and support the Corporate Tax Mission of ensuring a competitive level of tax in a responsible way. The position will focus on maximization of tax incentives and partnering with the business to identify and support tax planning opportunities.



Position reports to Director of Tax at Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI). As part of NNI Finance, continual interaction with line of business personnel at North America and parent country affiliates as well as Global Business Service Center (GBS) in Bangalore, India and headquarters tax. Position will interact with external auditors, tax advisors and outside professionals as necessary.


Essential Functions

  • Tax Planning:
  • Partner with Corporate Tax, NNUS Tax Operations, business and commercial functions to proactively identify and implement efficient tax planning strategies, including developing and executing global and local tax initiatives to optimize the group effective tax rate and reduce cash taxes
  • Coordinate tax planning strategies and forecasting/reporting process around US Federal and State proposed and enacted tax legislation and guidance, including modelling US impacts of changes to business and US footprint as well as global tax authoritative guidance
  • Proactively advise and communicate with management on status and outcomes of planning initiatives, opportunity areas, and relevant tax legislative impacts
  • Research tax issues that are assigned or arise in the support of the business and provide tax advice and recommendations as appropriate
  • Coordinate with NNUS Tax Operations team to ensure that tax initiatives are accurately and timely reported and disclosed on the tax return
  • Research and prepare tax memorandums to fully document and address any impacts of proposed legislation, enacted legislation, or strategic tax planning initiatives
  • Support NNUS Tax Operations team on tax audits as a subject matter expert with respect to tax planning initiatives
  • Business Initiatives:
  • Assist in identification, negotiation and quantification of Federal, State and Local credit or incentive opportunities arising from business objectives and tax legislation
  • Assess ability to utilize tax credits and incentives considering annual filing positions and limitations, including ability to acquire “green” investment incentives
  • Ensure proper documentation of newly identified credit and incentive claims for tax files
  • Ensure that initiatives identified are fully transitioned to NNUS Tax Operations team
  • Coordinate with NNUS Tax Operations and business to ensure that tax initiatives are accurately and timely reported and disclosed on the tax return
  • Support tax audits inquiries concerning credits and incentives as necessary
    • Other Responsibilities:
    • Support ad hoc projects as required by local, regional or global stakeholders
    • Assist with the maintenance and update of process documentation for all responsibilities
    • Develop best practices and continuous improvement of processes within functional responsibilities
    • Serve as daily contact for internal stakeholders in regard to matters concerning assigned responsibilities, as required
    • Ensure proper development of indirect reports assigned to assist with completion of responsibilities


    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required.



    • A Bachelor’s degree is required in a relevant major, preferably Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or Finance with a minimum of 5 years Corporate tax experience either in public accounting, private industry, or both or a CPA license/Advanced degree with 4+ years of experience
    • Corporate tax experience either in public accounting, private industry, or both
    • Tax technical competency covering a broad range of complex U.S. Federal, State, and International tax matters
    • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills; strong attention to detail. The ability to work independently on complex tax issues with knowledge of applicable rules and requirements
    • Proficiency in tax technology as well as Microsoft Office products with a high aptitude for databases and spreadsheets for use in tax applications, such as Alteryx and/or PowerBI.  Knowledge of SAP is desirable
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with all levels of organization. Ability to build relationships and collaborate extensively with key business partners and stakeholders
    • Ability to organize, effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced matrix environment


    We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


    At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


    Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


    If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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