Bruker Corporation

  • Sr. Director of Tax Operations

    Job Locations US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 4 months ago(7/8/2019 5:39 PM)
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    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.



    New opportunity based in Billerica MA for a Senior Director of Tax Operations to provide leadership to the global tax organization. The position will be responsible for calculation of Bruker’s global tax provision and oversight of tax return filings including for international tax operations. In particular, this position will also be responsible for modeling and maintaining the calculation of all tax matters involving U.S. international tax compliance, non-U.S. compliance matters, and international tax planning projects and ensuring that such items are properly reflected for financial reporting purposes.


    Knowledge of financial reporting for income taxes is essential. This position reports to the Chief Tax Officer and interacts with key stakeholders in Treasury, Legal, Finance, Accounting, and Company business groups. The position is also responsible for managing a team, establishing and improving relationships, collaboration on project opportunities, and designing and implementing best tax practices to support the growth of the company. 


    • Prepare and review quarterly and year-end tax accounting computations for completeness and accuracy including the new requirements pursuant to U.S. Tax Reform like Global Intangible Low Taxed Income (GILTI), Base Erosion Anti-abuse Tax (BEAT) and Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII) and other aspects of the US international tax provision including: APB 23, FIN 48, and valuation allowances.
    • Review annual domestic and international tax disclosures for completeness and accuracy for SEC filings and other regulatory matters.
    • Ensure that intercompany agreements and transactions are properly reflected in the tax provision and supported by required documentation.
    • As key member of the Tax Leadership Team, collaborate on Tax Planning project and initiatives, including optimization of Transfer Pricing, Supply Chain, M&A structuring, diligence, and integration.
    • Assist with federal, foreign and state tax audits and related matters.
    • Assist with the preparation of tax authority information requests and liaising with tax authorities.
    • Closely monitor federal, state, local and international tax legislative and regulatory developments
    • Responsible for tax internal controls and SOX compliance
    • Transition to internally preparing all US and state income tax returns
    • Identify tax planning strategies and opportunities to optimize tax elections and filing positions to minimize cash and earnings impact of tax expense
    • Advise post-acquisition integration and compliance from a Global Tax perspective.
    • Provide technical tax advice and planning services to the business.
    • Coordinate preparation of international income tax returns
    • Perform other duties as required.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • CPA, MST or JD required
    • 15 years corporate tax work experience, including U.S. multinational entities.
    • Some accounting firm experience preferred
    • Requires extensive experience with managing the federal, state, and international provisions
    • Requires strong working knowledge and practical experience with calculating all the key international provisions of US Tax Reform – GILTI, FDII, BEAT and the relevant foreign tax credit impact
    • Demonstrated Experience with US GAAP ASC 740 and SEC regulations required
    • Proven Experience with software programs such as ONESOURCE and Financial Reporting Systems (JD Edwards, Oracle, SAP)
    • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical, negotiation and influence, interpersonal communication and presentation skills with advanced technology skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite, fluency in English required
    • Strong technical and analytical skills, including tax research skills
    • Valid Driver License in good standing, issued by resident state required
    • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required
    • Maintain a valid passport with flexibility for domestic and international 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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