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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Paddington, United Kingdom
13 days ago
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Paddington, United Kingdom
13 days ago


Job Description

Position Summary:

The International Finance Shared Services Centre is responsible for all the finance operations, accounting, and compliance for all of Vertex's operations outside North America.

The Senior Tax Manager will act as a tax business partner, providing hands-on support across a broad range of tax advisory tasks, most heavily in indirect tax, but also including direct tax, global trade/customs and transfer pricing. You will ensure all tax positions are clearly described for all international legal entities and will lead on briefing these to internal stakeholders. You will provide guidance and support to your indirect and direct tax compliance colleagues on technical queries and audits.

Reporting directly to the International Tax Director, core to this role is building strong trust based relationships across multiple functions, within the International markets and the US, including Corporate Tax, Global Supply Chain, Finance and external advisory firms. The role is highly visible in the organisation and comes with excellent prospects for future career development.

Key Responsibilities

Business Partnering:
  • Evaluate and advise on the tax impact for supply chain projects and provide ad hoc advisories
  • Represent the tax team in the global trade compliance forum
  • Business partner with country finance and international accounting team
  • Prepare and maintain summary of tax positions for each legal entities and brief internal stakeholders on significant topics

Indirect Taxes Advisory:
  • Support indirect tax compliance team on technical queries
  • Support in responding to indirect tax enquiries and audits from tax authorities
  • Co-ordinate VAT refunds and claims
  • Work with the team to mitigate risks for the region

Direct Taxes Advisory:
  • Support direct tax compliance team on technical queries
  • Documentation key tax positions
  • Support business with intercompany queries

Strategic responsibilities:
  • The role is to advise the business on different projects, and help drive visibility and understanding of taxes within the business to lift the strategic focus
  • Build a partnership of trust and open communication between International Finance Shared Service team, Corporate Tax team, International management, and US corporate stakeholders
  • Stay up to date with key developments and policy change and ensure a good understanding of the relevance of legislative changes on the company
  • Participation in other ad-hoc accounting projects as required

Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified Accountant or tax professional (ACA/CTA/ACCA)
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Professional practice background, ideally in Big 4 and in-house multi-national experience
  • Strong experience an indirect tax advisory role or similar generalist tax role covering all taxes
  • Established record in managing multiple and competing priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst still maintaining attention to detail and effective controls
  • Experience working in US multi-nationals beneficial
  • Strong working knowledge of excel


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57796004
  • Location:
    Paddington, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Tax Senior Manager
  • Company Name: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Function: Other / Not Listed
  • Job Type: Full-Time

At Vertex, we bring together the brightest minds in the relentless pursuit of creating transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are one of only a handful of biotechnology companies founded since 1976 that has discovered and developed four or more approved medicines in our own labs. In addition to the four medicines we’ve developed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, we have ongoing research programs focused on the underlying ...

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