Bruker Corporation

  • Director - Global Tax

    Job Locations US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/29/2018 4:48 PM)
    Req. #
    2018-6737
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

    Responsibilities

    New opportunity based in Billerica, MA for Director of Global Tax to join the Bruker Finance Team. Reporting to the Chief Tax Officer, the Global Tax Director will ensure the tax function realizes enterprise value by leveraging Bruker’s existing operational profile. Success will be achieved through developing and maintaining effective relationships with global leaders and experts in various business units.

    • Partner with the Chief Tax Officer to lead global tax planning initiatives that optimize tax posditions within Bruker’s non-US operational structure. 
    • Assess global mobility of business functions and develop planning recommendations. 
    • Place emphasis on developing and implementing enhancements to Bruker’s Swiss Principal operating model. 
    • Secure tax incentives from jurisdictions experiencing operational growth. 
    • Demonstrated strategic financial leadership related to liquidity, working capital, cash forecasting, capital structure planning, and creating shareholder value.
    • Perform functional and other BEPS-sensitive analyses. 
    • Assess and develop optimal structures around Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and services.
    • Provide support for Merger and Acquisition initiatives, including due diligence and structuring for contemplated transactions.
    • Lead and guide the satisfactory resolution of tax controversies, including developing documentation and memoranda that support positions taken on filed returns.
    • Manage treaty-based dispute resolution processes, including Advance Pricing Agreements and Mutual Agreement Procedures.
    • Provide tax support and optimization globally to business systems change and process standardization initiatives. 
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, advanced degree (MST/MBA/JD) preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in public accounting and/or a large corporate tax department including 5+ years of progressively increasing responsibility and global leadership work experience.
    • Broad international tax work experience, specifically with Germany and Switzerland.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with country, federal, state, and local tax laws and regulations.
    • Advanced proficiency in ACS 740 and other tax-related reporting rules, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
    • Proven experience and working knowledge of the SAP ERP and consolidation systems.
    • Advanced proficiency with OneSource tax reporting platform desired.
    • Outstanding business analysis, financial planning and reporting skills that generate business insights which add measurable value.
    • Effective at coordinating global change management initiatives with teams to achieve desired results. Capable of articulating a vision or plan, gaining organizational commitment to action, and managing through others to achieve results.
    • Advanced  business acumen and judgment with current knowledge of the company’s markets/products, operations, industry trends and proven ability to think strategically about business issues.
    • Actively committed to continuous learning and professional development; cultivates an effective external industry and professional network.
    • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical, proposal, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills, advanced technology skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint. 
    • Excellent at workload prioritization, resource management, and project management. Develops and manages effective and efficient processes.
    • Proven ability to partner and work effectively in a complex, global environment including capability of gaining commitment and coordinated action for initiatives. Maintains effective working relationships across the company and with all parties.
    • Possesses competencies critical to Bruker, including Finance Expertise, Collaboration, Teamwork, Influence, Communication, Drive for Results, Business Insight, Project Management, Process Improvement, Business Partnering and Constructive  Analysis.
    • English language fluency required; knowledge of additional languages desirable (Spanish, German, Mandarin).
    • Valid Driver License in good standing, issued by resident state required.
    • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required.
    • Maintenance of a valid passport with flexibility for frequent global travel.
    • May be required to pass security clearance investigation.

    Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).

     

    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

     

    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.  

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