Environmental Taxes Senior Manager

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, County Dublin, Luton, New Haven, Connecticut, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


Environmental Taxes Senior Manager

Location: Luton, Macclesfield UK, Dublin, New Haven, Wilmington US

Competitive salary and benefits apply

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases.

But we're more than a leading pharmaceutical company. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - you are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for your ideas and creativity.

At AstraZeneca, we also recognise the connection between healthy people and a healthy planet. Our flagship $1 billion Ambition Zero Carbon programme aims to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by maximising our energy efficiency, shifting to renewable energy sources, and investing in nature-based removals to compensate for any residual GHG footprint. We aim to build resilience by managing the physical (sites, supply chain) and transitional (regulatory, market and product) risks and opportunities arising from climate change in the value chain through adaptation and business continuity planning. Our tax team has an important role to play in this journey.

An exciting and rare opportunity has now arisen for someone who is passionate about the environment and sustainability to join our Global Indirect Tax team as an Environmental Taxes Senior Manager. If you are an enthusiastic professional with strong environmental tax policy and/or operational tax experience, this is a great opportunity to shape strategy and make a tangible impact to one of the fastest growing and innovative FTSE 100 companies in the world.

Role responsibilities:

In this role, you will be:

  • Leading the development, implementation and delivery of AstraZeneca’s global environmental tax compliance and risk management strategy to deliver sustainable value.
  • Supporting AstraZeneca in meeting its global environmental tax compliance obligations across multiple jurisdictions. Continuously assessing and challenging that appropriate systems, controls and processes are in place E2E to meet legislative requirements and manage global environmental tax risk.
  • Partnering with the wider business to enhance and develop successful long-term relationships, through the provision of timely, appropriate, and commercial environmental tax advice which supports the delivery of business objectives.
  • Continuous review of AstraZeneca’s structure and business model to identify and drive opportunities, efficiencies and ideas for improvement and standardisation, alongside building awareness of environmental taxes around the organisation.
  • Supporting the business with managing environmental tax audits and controversy matters across the business, alongside maintaining good relationships with tax authorities, external advisors and other third parties.
  • Initiate and lead on ad hoc environmental tax projects.
  • Contributing to the development of AstraZeneca’s wider global tax function, including the coaching and development of more junior members of the global tax team and providing training across the business.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Strong environmental tax compliance and/or advisory experience (HMRC, Professional Practice or another large multi-national organisation)
  • Ability to analyse complex issues from a range of perspectives, form considered judgements around the actions to be taken, and lead on those actions.
  • Strong project management skills to both lead individual assignments and co-ordinate and monitor broader programmes involving multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and collaboration skills.
  • Ability and flexibility to work well under tight deadlines
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time appropriately in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across multiple teams both within the UK and overseas
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to foster good working relationships with external advisors and tax authorities.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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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