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Merck Director International Tax in Kenilworth, New Jersey

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and guide the international tax function of the Company

  • Direct preparation and review of US international tax compliance forms and disclosures for completeness and accuracy (Forms 5471, 8858, 8865, 1118, 8990, 8991, 8992, 8993)

  • Manage US GAAP reporting under ASC740 on a quarterly basis for international tax items such Sub F income, GILTI, BEAT, FDII, FTC.

  • Forecasting of international tax items impacting the quarterly effective tax rate

  • Partner with Treasury for cash movement via repatriation or lending.

  • Manage country by country reporting, FBAR and FATCA filing

  • Provide analysis and support for transactions impacting US international tax area

  • Ensure proper documentation and controls are effectively maintained and in accordance tax policies and procedures and in accordance with SOX 404

  • Determining effective tax rate impact from tax planning initiatives

  • Monitoring legislative changes and its impact to the Company on the effective tax rate and reporting

  • Preparing and reviewing responses to the IRS on audits

  • Coordinate and manage the preparation of non-US income tax returns by external service providers

  • Review quarterly tax provisions for non-US entities

  • Provide coaching, development and leadership to direct reports

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Masters in tax or Law degree strongly desired

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 10 plus year experience in international tax compliance and planning

  • Experience in preparation and review of international compliance forms and related disclosures

  • Experience in international tax planning

  • Experience in ASC740 related to international tax matters and its impact to the effective tax rate

  • Tax technical knowledge in the area of international tax, M & A.

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Technology and tax compliance software experience (Corptax, OneSource, HFM, SAP, Alteryx)

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Job Tax Reporting and Research

Title: Director International Tax

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Requisition ID: TAX000195