Senior Tax Analyst

Aug 25, 2021

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. Novartis is seeking a Senior Tax Analyst based out of our East Hanover, NJ site. In this position you will assist the tax operation function, including reporting and compliance focusing on state income tax reporting and compliance.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• Assist with the preparation of State and Local income tax income returns, including the state proforma return of assigned subsidiaries, preparation of state quarterly estimated tax payments and state extension calculation.

• Prepare state apportionment for assigned subsidiaries and unitary apportionment

• Assists with ensuring that the tax function, in conjunction with accounting, is compliant with the requirements and procedures established under Sarbanes Oxley (‘SOX’). This includes maintaining tax internal controls by recommending and documenting tax policies and procedures.

• Identify, research and analyze tax issues and planning opportunities.

• Work with managers and director on various state and federal special projects. For example- research tax credit study, financial analysis of intercompany transactions, acquisitions, FDII and other credits and incentives, state conformity studies.

• Assist with responses in support of the tax notices and audits in various US jurisdictions. Perform research (factual and technical) to assist with tax audits. This would also include assistance with state and local nexus inquiries.

• Tax Accounting – Support of the calculation of US federal and state ETR drivers and support the overall tax quarterly provision process and forecast. Assist with all monthly general ledger tax account reconciliations and the preparation of related journal entries (federal and state).

• Assist with the preparation of special tax related analyses and reports, by collecting and analyzing financial data and information.

• Maintain tax technical skills by keeping current with new tax laws and proposed tax legislation, attending tax and related seminars, reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies, and establishing personal networks.

• Assist with the implementation of tax system upgrades and enhancements by coordinating activities between IT support and parent/corporate, gaining appropriate understanding of the system changes and developing/revising documented procedures (including SOX documentation).

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
• Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting and at least 3+ years of public accounting experience
• Hands on experience with the income tax research, compliance, provision, and audit needs of a large corporation.
• Proficiency in PC based applications including Excel, MS Access and MS Word.
ONESOURCE experience (e.g. OTP, Dataflow, Alteryx) preferred
Strong communication skills (oral, written, one-on-one, group).
Strong analytical and organizational skills; detail oriented.
• Proven ability to handle confidential information with tact, diplomacy and discretion. Demonstrates a positive attitude and initiative in an ever changing multi-company environment. Must be highly organized, skilled in oral and written communication, flexible, work well under rigid time pressures and be willing and able to continuously improve tax and technical skills through education and acceptance of new assignments.

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re
proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and
extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found
at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse,
equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned
by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we
collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s
toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse
team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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