Kyowa Kirin North America is hiring a

Tax Manager

Princeton, United States

Kyowa Kirin is a fast growing global specialty pharmaceutical company that applies state-of-the-art biotechnologies to discover and deliver novel medicines in four areas of unmet need: oncology, nephrology, immunology and CNS/movement disorders. The North America organization includes two offices (in New Jersey and California) that focus on drug discovery, product development, and commercialization. Together, we work as a close-knit team to understand clinical needs and advance innovations that can have a profound impact on patient lives.

Summary of Job:

The Tax Manager manages the tax compliance, tax accounting, and tax administrative functions for all North America subsidiaries, reviews interim and annual provision calculations, oversees the preparation of the US consolidated tax return and state tax returns, audit defense, assists with special projects, and supporting Tax Director with other insurance/banking activities to meet deadlines and company objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage preparation and review of tax provision, including tax related schedules required by foreign parent for quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Manage preparation and review of the consolidated federal income tax return. Assist with researching, documenting, and concluding on treatment of advanced tax technical items.
  • Review of state income tax filing positions and returns. Assist with nexus determinations, apportionment methodologies, unitary and combined filing, state conformity and treatment of intercompany transactions.
  • Review of Section 174, GILTI, FDII, and BEAT Analysis.
  • Review federal and state quarterly estimated payments, ensuring payments are cash efficient but adequate to avoid underpayment interest/penalties. Assist with forecasting amounts and timing of cash tax payments.
  • Provide data to consultants for preparation of annual R&D tax credit studies, assist consultants with information requests, scheduling interviews, questions, and follow ups to Subject Matter Experts, and maintain appropriate documentation for audit support.
  • Assist with research and resolution of non-income tax (sales & use, withholding, property, etc.) issues.
  • Research federal and state tax laws and regulations and ensure compliance with same; monitor federal and state tax law and regulation developments for future compliance.
  • Develop, implement, and manage internal transfer pricing methods, including preparation of all required documentation necessary to comply with global transfer pricing standards and to support intra-group transactions.
  • Assist with federal and state tax audits, inquiries, and correspondence, and document audit conclusions and ensure all agreed-upon adjustments are tracked and accounted for properly.
  • Review returns for VAT, GST/HST, Sales & Use and other miscellaneous filings.
  • Coordinate and review SOW's for all Tax Work including Fed Returns, State Returns, Tax Provision, Transfer Pricing Study, VAT, GST/HST, Sales & Use, etc.
  • Assistance with insurance/banking activities.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university. Certified Public Accountant (obtained or in-process, preferred). Master’s degree in Taxation preferred.


At least 10 years of relevant tax compliance and tax accounting experience.

 Technical Skills

Proficient in MS Office Suite.


Non-Technical Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent organization and planning skills. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, be a problem solver. Ability to interface with personnel at all levels across the Company and with consultants. Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks/projects.

Commitment to meeting deadlines.

 Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, make decisions, and change course of action quickly. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong work ethic is required. Detail oriented and excellent follow through. Has the ability to flex and deal with ambiguity in a dynamic, fast-paced, high growth environment. Has a passion for personal learning and development to be able to grow with the company. Cultural sensitivity and ability to develop consensus within a multinational organization.


Manage and assist with special projects and other duties as assigned including administrative work such as tax return mailing etc.

KKNA and all of its employees have an obligation to act in accordance with the law and with integrity in all our operations and interactions

It is the policy of Kyowa Kirin North America, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, creed, color, pregnancy, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or affection preference or citizenship status or any other category protected by law.

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