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Domestic Tax Director

Req ID #:  39953

Wilmington, MA, US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Domestic Tax Director to support our Corporate Tax team located in Wilmington, MA. 


The Domestic Tax Director is responsible for the Company’s US Federal and State tax reporting and compliance.  Manage all tax accounting as it relates to CRL’s US operations, including the quarterly ETR, year-end provision, provision to return adjustments, and maintenance of the US tax related balance sheet accounts. Manage ongoing federal and state audits. Review investment agreements for potential venture capital funds. Assist with due diligence for domestic-based acquisition and divestitures. Lead integration of US-based acquisition. Interact with departments and personnel in the US to understand the business and bring the proper tax resources to bear on the operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all Federal and State tax returns, estimated payments and extensions are complete, proper and timely filed.
  • Ensure that all Federal and State tax accounting as it relates to the US is completed in accordance with ASC 740.
  • Lead  US Federal and State tax planning initiatives.
  • Monitor changes in Federal and State tax law and assess impact to CRL.
  • Prepare forecasts of significant permanent items and deferred tax adjustments for monthly ETR calculations and quarterly tax provisions.
  • Manage tax compliance process including review and approval of all Federal and State income tax returns and related workpapers, schedules and disclosures.
  • Manage Federal and State estimates and extension process ensuring timely and adequate payments to avoid penalties.
  • Ensure proper computation of U.S. taxable income. 
  • Manage outside consultants for various projects as needed.
  • Manage year-end provision process, including all computations and tax stream input for US entities. Review the US Federal and State provision to return adjustments and impact on ETR.
  • Review international computations and disclosures including all forms and related disclosures. This includes estimated ETR impact of these items.
  • Oversee the accuracy of the Federal tax depreciation calculations. 
  • Oversee the state apportionment process. Ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of each state.
  • Manage the maintenance of US tax related balance sheet accounts including payable and all deferred tax asset and liability accounts.
  • Manage US Federal and State audits including addressing inquiries from tax authorities; determining whether there is exposure and assessing the reserve needed under ASC 740.
  • Assist with due diligence on U.S based acquisitions and divestitures, reviewing data room documents and assisting with structuring and funding needs
  • Lead post-acquisition integration for all U.S. based acquisitions, including filing pre-acquisition and stub period returns, opening balance sheet calculations, and communications with prior owners.
  • As needed, review agreements for future venture capital fund investments and partnership agreements.
  • Assist with domestic tax planning and accounting methods including, UNICAP, Sec. 162(m), R&D Credits, and State tax matters.
  • Manage and develop staff to complete all of the above in a timely and effective manner.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are the minimum requirements for the Domestic Tax Director. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline.  Masters in Taxation or J.D. preferred.
  • Eight to ten years directly related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • CPA is preferred.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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