Associate Director, Tax Counsel

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients’ lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Tax counsel responsible for global tax planning and implementation. Includes providing tax advice and support for company strategic initiatives and activities across all enterprise functions including Business Development, Treasury, and Global Product Development and Supply.

  • Analyze, develop and implement global tax planning strategies consistent with corporate tax objectives and company strategic vision.
  • Provide comprehensive tax support, i.e. tax structuring, planning, analysis, and recommendations, and partner with stakeholders across the company---requires close collaboration and partnership with senior tax members and leaders across multiple functional areas to understand business needs and objectives
  • Analyze tax issues for various M&A, licensing, collaboration, restructuring, and other strategic transactions.
  • Provide tax support for the company’s business development initiatives.
  • Support a team of 4-6 tax lawyers and coordinate the use of outside consultants where needed.
  • Coordinate with tax compliance and provision functions to ensure proper reporting of transactions
  • Monitor and analyze federal, state and foreign legislative, regulatory and judicial developments for impacts to the company, risks opportunities and recommendations.

  • J.D. required, Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or business related area required, LL.M in tax preferred
  • 5+ years corporate tax experience post Juris Doctorate required; preferably in a law firm and/or corporate tax department; can include relevant big 4 experience.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in fast-paced environment
  • Well rounded expertise in global operations, US and international tax issues, international tax planning, transfer pricing, and cross-border M&A
  • Strong tax accounting background
  • Business oriented

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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