Amgen Tax Manager (Compliance) in Tampa, Florida

Amgen's tax reporting group is part of a world class tax department that provides global tax planning, transfer pricing, tax reporting, and tax audit defense for the Company. The tax reporting group works closely with Finance, Accounting, and Treasury employees in Tampa and Amgen's Thousand Oaks headquarters to prepare Amgen's financial statement tax provision and its U.S. federal and state income tax returns.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

The Manager, Tax Reporting, will assist with the review of Amgen's U.S. federal tax returns and estimated payment calculations, as well as Amgen's state tax returns, U.S. business license and annual report filings as needed. Third party service providers prepare the majority of Amgen's U.S. federal tax return, and the Manager will help facilitate the data collection process, resolve issues, and work on special compliance projects.

The Manager will play a key role in Amgen's tax provision process and will be involved in the preparation and review of the domestic portions of Amgen's worldwide tax provision and associated SEC filings.

Although the Manager's focus will be on domestic income tax, the Manager must be familiar with the U.S. taxation of international transactions, including transfer pricing rules and the international aspects of the recently enacted U.S. tax reform provisions. Amgen has a large international footprint and does business in over 75 countries. As a global biopharmaceutical company with over $20 billion in revenue, the Company's tax matters include high value intangibles, mergers and acquisitions, licensing transactions, complex manufacturing, financing transactions, and research and development activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage sections of the U.S. income tax filings

  • Manage significant components of Amgen's tax provision and tax rate forecasting processes

  • Implement process improvements to enhance the group's efficiency and effectiveness

  • Act as a liaison with the different groups within the tax department (tax reporting, transfer pricing, planning and audit resolutions) to ensure that there is timely and thoughtful communication

  • Work with Amgen tax, finance, accounting and treasury staff to understand transactions and data that flow into or otherwise impact Amgen's tax provision and tax returns

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of accounting or finance experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of accounting or finance experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of accounting or finance experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of accounting or finance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Big 4 accounting firm or large multinational corporation experience

  • CPA license

  • Strong understanding of US federal and state tax laws and regulations

  • Extensive experience in federal income tax compliance including experience reviewing consolidated returns

  • Strong understanding of ASC 740, Income Taxes, and experience with uncertain tax positions

  • Experience with OneSource Income Tax Compliance and Tax Provision software

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with SAP

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry

  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environment across multiple senior levels of management

  • Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills

  • Detail-oriented and strong business analytical skills

  • Outgoing personality and confident ability in dealing with all levels of management within the organization

  • Ability to work independently

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.