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Associate Director/Director; Global Tax Strategy & Partnering

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-101569 Date posted 02/04/2021

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, corporate taxation in a very large multinational enterprise (MNE) environment?  Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Welcome to Cambridge, UK, one of the most exciting bioscience hotspots in the world. The city is home to our global headquarters and one of AstraZeneca’s three strategic, global R&D Centres, alongside Gothenburg and Gaithersburg, which plays a central role in our mission to deliver life-changing medicines to patients.

For our people at AstraZeneca, Cambridge is the perfect environment for bringing exciting new ideas to the surface. With an open and innovative culture, we work together on a whole range of R&D projects. From exploring molecule combinations to working on clinical development and pre-clinical research assignments, over 3,500 people are exploring a world of specialist capabilities available on site. 

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The Global Tax Strategy Partnering (GTSP) team is a solely advisory team, responsible for the development and execution of tax strategy and business partnering.  It comprises 9 individuals across the UK, Sweden and the US.  GTSP, together with the Global Tax Operations team, the Transfer Pricing Team and the Indirect tax team make up AstraZeneca’s Group Tax team; part of the wider Finance organisation within AstraZeneca and based in our Global Headquarters.

As an Associate Director/Director within this team you will report to the UK Director for GTSP and be a key part of the GTSP team. You will be involved in international project work comprising the development and execution of tax strategy. 

Specifically you will:

  • Provide effective tax support on structuring project, global licensing deals and collaborations, M&A work and post deal integration. 

  • Work with the business to identify and manage tax risks, and identify opportunities for tax savings and efficiencies

  • Provide strategic guidance regarding tax and business efficient supply chains. 

  • Work closely with members of the Global Tax Operations and Transfer Pricing teams to manage tax risk, reporting and compliance implications of projects.

  • Manage ad-hoc project as appropriate

This role would ideally suit a Senior Manager/Director in a Big Four firm looking to apply their skills in-house for the first time, or an experienced in house professional from a similar role in very large MNE, actively managing large M&A and structuring projects.

Essential for the role

  • You will be a chartered accountant and /or chartered tax advisor with significant experience obtained in providing tax advice to very large MNEs obtained in a Big Four environment and/or an MNE substantially equivalent to AstraZeneca

  • You will have strong technical capability with a detailed knowledge of UK and International Tax, particularly in the M&A and  International space.

  • You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • You will have the ability to manage numerous complex projects and progress actions in a co-ordinated and organised manner.

Desirable for the role

  • Detailed experience of transfer pricing preferable but not essential.

This position could be considered at career level F or G

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Where can I find out more?

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Opening date - 2nd April 2021

Closing date - 24th April 2021

Competitive salary package & benefits



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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