Director, EMEA & India Tax - Qualcomm - Cambridge, UK


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time



Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Finance & Accounting Group, Finance & Accounting Group > Tax

General Summary:

This UK-based position will be a key member of Qualcomm’s global tax team, reporting to the Senior Director of International Tax. This individual will be the primary tax contact for Qualcomm’s non-US operations in Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa, and work closely with the regional tax and finance teams as well as the functional tax and trade teams (Provision, Planning, US and Trade) in leading and providing a coordinated and proactive approach on tax topics/projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the business on all significant transactions, including joint ventures and go-to-market strategies, while mitigating adverse tax impacts and managing withholding tax and PE issues

  • Work within broad cross-border teams to lead, develop, support and implement strategic tax initiatives including restructuring, value chain initiatives and intellectual property planning, funding and cash repatriation strategies, M&A, and support analyzing the overall ETR and cash tax impacts

  • Review and timely and accurately file direct and indirect tax returns for material non-US countries/entities

  • Lead all non-US tax audits, including interacting and negotiating with tax authorities

  • Support material non-US statutory audits, including review of the tax disclosures

  • Support quarterly/annual reporting for the non-US tax provisions which contribute to the global ETR, entity forecasts, cash and R&Os

  • Ensure compliance with local tax regulations (e.g., MDR, SOX, SAF-T, BEPS); enforce company tax policies, practices and controls; and ensure consistency on a worldwide basis

  • Support simplification initiatives including legal entity simplification and improving processes that are owned by and/or impact tax

Skills and Experience

  • Significant income tax and indirect tax experience in a US multinational group on international matters (e.g., worldwide R&D locations, manufacturing, and distribution functions), preferably with tax technical knowledge and experience in the UK, Europe and India

  • Knowledge and experience with transfer pricing, including cost-sharing agreements

  • Demonstrated ability to work in different tax territories, on cross border projects, M&A, financing, structuring, licensing, royalty and treaty issues

  • Working knowledge of US GAAP & local tax accounting, and experience of interacting with external auditors of multinational companies

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: clear thinker with ability to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers

  • Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels, functions and regions within global teams; able to clearly communicate and present complex information in an easy-to-understand manner at all levels; able to deliver messages effectively verbally and in writing and effectively partner to implement business decisions/solutions as a result

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and implement in addition to advising; ability to manage number of projects at the same time, while prioritizing based on business needs

  • Train, mentor and build an effective and successful global team


  • Qualified Lawyer, Chartered Accountant, or equivalent specializing in taxation with extensive relevant experience.

  • At least 10 years of tax experience, including management role in a corporate tax department, accounting firm and/or law firm.

  • Team player with the ability to operate successfully in a matrix environment, and from a remote location, with strong influencing skills and confidence to approach business leaders with difficult messages.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 9+ years of Finance, Accounting, or related work experience.

*Completed advanced degrees in a relevant field may be substituted for up to two years (Master’s = one year, Doctorate = two years) of work experience.

Where you will be working

Cambridge, located in the East of England, 50 miles north of London, is a unique and beautiful city, renowned for its world-class university and the thriving cluster of high technology businesses that have grown up around it. Cambridge is well served by road and rail links, and is within easy distance of the major London airports

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

Giving Back

Employees in Cambridge have a strong sense of community. We are encouraged through the philanthropic endeavours of the Qualcomm Foundation to support causes that matter to us.

What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus

  • Employee stock purchase scheme

  • Matching pension scheme

  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance

  • Relocation Assistance (If required)

  • Enhanced Maternity Leave

  • Enhanced Paternity Leave

  • Menopause Support

  • Education Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Voluntary Health Checks

  • Complimentary Period Products onsite

  • Global Wellbeing Days

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Bicycle purchase scheme

  • Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

Qualcomm actively seeks and recruits diverse candidates for positions at the company. Diverse teams, built around different perspectives, experiences and skill sets, fuel creativity and innovation. We’re developing leaders and shaping future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our diverse customers worldwide. This means we’re taking a broad approach to finding diverse candidates.

We are proud to be a WORK180 endorsed employer, see our range of UK benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Qualcomm Benefits | WORK180 Endorsed Employer (

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here ( for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

Qualcomm expects its employees to abide by all applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to security and other requirements regarding protection of Company confidential information and other confidential and/or proprietary information, to the extent those requirements are permissible under applicable law.

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