Director, Tax Technical Accounting and Reporting

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person!

Finance Function

AstraZeneca’s Finance function is on a transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial operations and insight. As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class finance support and leadership becomes ever more important.

Our dynamic in-house Global Tax Operations team is ready for a Director to provide tax technical accounting input and bring unique experience to our tax reporting and consolidation team. If you are a qualified accountant with significant tax reporting and accounting experience, this is a great opportunity to experience and influence the tax accounting and reporting outcomes in a fast and dynamic FTSE 100.

What you’ll do

The Director, Tax Accounting and Reporting leads tax accounting input and elements of our group consolidation processes. In this role you will work closely with our group financial reporting and financial planning teams as well as the wider tax team to determine tax accounting impacts of business transactions and strategies. You will be an enthusiastic and technically capable individual with a strong commercial mindset and you are passionate about learning AstraZeneca’s business.

We are looking for a candidate with significant tax accounting experience, including practical experience of applying tax accounting standards to complex transactions and organisations and delivering consolidation processes, but as important is a problem solver, communicator and integrator.


The Director, Tax Accounting an important role in the global quarterly reporting processes. The role holder will support the Senior Director, Global Tax Reporting and lead quarterly reporting processes, including:

  • Lead the review of tax accounting impacts under IAS12 of business transactions and strategies, both statutory and management upon the tax charge and balance sheet and ensure that these are accounted for correctly and disclosed appropriately in our tax reporting tool, Longview and financial statements.

  • Work cross-functionally with various teams to understand the business strategies and communicate tax accounting impacts to non-tax specialists and senior stakeholders

  • Lead discussions with our auditors to explain the approach adopted on a timely basis and manage deliverables to the auditors including compliance with the appropriate control environment, including SOX

  • Play a global leadership role in providing oversight to other initiatives or cross-functional projects impacting tax accounting materially

  • Alongside the Tax Director, Group Tax Reporting and Forecasting, manage delivery and review of elements of the group tax consolidation.

  • Coach individuals within the Group Tax Reporting team to support their development and effectiveness in their roles.

  • Contributing to any ad hoc projects as they arise.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential for the role:

  • Minimum of 10 years in tax accounting for a large corporation or practice.

  • Accounting or tax qualification

  • Expert knowledge of IAS12 tax accounting standard and demonstrated experience of applying these principles in practice

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once and to meet targeted due dates.

  • Demonstrated clear and concise written and verbal skills in order to brief management on pertinent issues including simply explain complex principles

Desirable for the role:

  • Willingness and aptitude for learning new tools and techniques and transferring training to everyday activities.

  • Knowledge of SAP, Hyperion, and/or Longview Tax Reporting software a plus.

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next...

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Competitive salary and benefits package on offer.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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