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Sr. Manager, Domestic Tax

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Apr 10, 2024

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The Role:

Moderna is on the lookout for a Senior Manager, Domestic Tax to become an integral part of our Tax team. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to Modernas growing global finance organization, supporting our mission to revolutionize the biotech industry with rapid growth. Positioned in our LEED-certified headquarters in Cambridge, MA, this role blends on-site collaboration (70% of the time) with the flexibility of remote work, emphasizing our dynamic and innovative work environment.

In this critical role, the Senior Manager, Domestic Tax will not only ensure Modernas compliance with domestic tax obligations but also contribute to our broader mission of delivering transformative medicines. This position is designed for a tax professional who is eager to take on challenges, drive efficiency, and support a high-growth, transformational company.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Engage in the preparation and review of quarterly and annual tax provision computations, focusing on domestic taxation elements to ensure accuracy and compliance.

  • Navigate complex tax reporting standards such as ASC 740 and FIN 48, applying these to various scenarios to determine appropriate tax accounting measures.

  • Conduct thorough tax analysis relevant to the companys financial forecasts and business plans, aligning tax strategy with Modernas broader objectives.

  • Manage the preparation of U.S. federal and state income tax returns and interface with various external providers, establishing a robust compliance process and timeline.

  • Support the indirect tax compliance function, including the review of excise, withholding tax and other indirect tax returns, to uphold our commitment to full compliance.

  • Assist with U.S. federal and state audit processes, responding to tax notices and maintaining clear, accurate records.

  • Participate in special projects and perform ad-hoc analyses to support departmental and company-wide initiatives, demonstrating flexibility and a forward-thinking approach.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following (Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Taxation, or a related field)

  • 8+ years of direct tax compliance, tax accounting, and tax audit management experience at a Big 4 public accounting firm or multinational company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Masters in Tax, or an equivalent degreeTax experience in biopharma or life sciences industries

  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, ever-changing environment, excellent prioritization skills

  • Strong organizational skills, able to multitask and meet ambitious deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills

  • Self-motivated and ability to collaborate with a global team

  • Excellent MS excel skills and experience with large data sets

  • Empathetic and respectful interpersonal skills

  • SAP experience, big plus

  • High ethical standards, integrity and strength of character in their personal and professional dealings and a willingness to act on and be accountable for their decisions

  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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