Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Tax Manager

US-CA-Palo Alto
1 week ago
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

This position will be responsible for a variety of tax issues including preparation/review of federal, state, and local tax returns and income tax provision.  Opportunities will also exist for exposure to various other specialty areas including: corporate income and franchise taxes, credits and incentives, sales/use/withholding taxes and other special projects.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Preparation/review of federal/state/local income tax returns; including:
    • reconciling book to tax differences;
    • preparing state and local apportionment and state adjustment schedules; and
    • preparing and maintaining tax attribute schedules;
  • Preparation/review of federal and state income tax estimates and extensions;
  • Obtaining information for tax provisions and tax returns; 
  • Preparation/review of quarterly and annual income tax provision, including:
    • current calculation;
    • maintaining deferred tax balances, uncertain tax positions, and TARF; and
    • other related schedules/memo and disclosures;
  • Preparation of tax account forecasts and monthly accruals;
  • Tracking and generating responses to notices regarding federal, state, and local tax issues;
  • Providing assistance with IRS and state income/franchise tax audits;
  • Providing assistance with technical research on various tax issues;
  • Maintaining proper audit and compliance documentation; and
  • Assisting in ad hoc/special projects (e.g. Section 382 study, credit study, etc) as needed.

This role will be involved in day-to-day projects within the Tax team and will have the opportunity to work with other functional groups, including finance, human resources, legal, R&D and IT, as well as external advisors.   

Minimum Requirements

  • Four to six years of recent experience preparing US corporate income tax. Experience with ASC 740 is required. Preference will be given to candidates with Big 4 experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, or an equivalent combination of education and practical experience.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Excel, including pivot table and vlookup.
  • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal” work hours, in order to meet business demands.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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