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Associate Director, Tax Planning

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time

On Site


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

800 million people! That’s the number of people we reach globally. Novartis is reimagining medicine to
improve and extend people’s lives, and we are finding innovative ways to expand access to our latest

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. It is a pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of this makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals is seeking an Associate Director to join its Tax Planning team and play an integral role in collaboration transactions, restructurings, and tax research. This role requires strong tax technical skills including the application and interpretation of U.S. federal income tax law as it relates
to C corporations, consolidated tax groups and U.S. international tax, including current and proposed tax law (e.g., 163(j), BEAT, FDII, expense apportionment) and cross-border tax. This position will report directly to the Director, Tax Planning and actively partner with cross-border and cross-functional business leaders.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide tax technical advice to all US business units in close cooperation with the tax operations and transfer pricing teams, business units, finance organization and other key stakeholders.
• Monitor, document, and assess the impact of the changing legislative environment, including global tax rules and OECD Pillar I and II, Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (“CAMT”), expansion of the business, M&A transactions, corporate initiatives, accounting methods and pronouncements on the Company.
• Research and draft tax memoranda on a variety of complex tax matters and provide well-organized verbal or written tax advice and assistance to tax compliance and tax audit functions, especially as relates to Information Document Requests.
• Identify tax issues and make recommendations for solutions.
• Assist in tax technical analysis of complex models, including those for tax reform, E&P, CAMT, and basis.
• Assist with M&A transactions, including due diligence, contract review, structuring, and integration.
• Collaborate with the transfer pricing team to assess supply chain and cross-border IP planning.
• Build and maintain close working relationships across various corporate and business functions throughout the organization to help facilitate timely and accurate tax reporting and execution of tax strategy.
• Provide ongoing support to global and local tax groups related to tax planning.
• Assist with other projects and duties as required/assigned.
• Will need to work onsite in hybrid work environment.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $136,800 and $205,200 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors