International Tax Manager

Req ID #:  109512

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 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 an experienced International Tax Manager for a transactional and compliance tax position. While Charles River's corporate office is based in Wilmington, MA, this role can be remote. The International Tax Manager will assist with transactional aspects of corporate tax including strategic investments, M&A, and planning projects including assistance with due diligence, transaction document review, integration and restructuring during mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. The person in this role will also assist with US international tax compliance. 

•    Assist with all transactional tax matters including strategic investments, M&A, divestments, and international tax planning projects, including subpart F, GILTI and BEAT minimization, repatriation, intercompany funding and finance, foreign tax credit and foreign source income planning, legal entity rationalization and non-US ETR planning.  
•    Manage the tax aspects of integration for acquisitions including interacting and effectively communicating with the business units and cross functional groups within the company including Corporate Accounting, Legal and FP&A.  
•    Assist with the US international income tax compliance, and quarterly and year end provision requirements as they relate to foreign operations including computation of subpart F income, GILTI and FDII, earnings & profits, foreign tax credit and all related forms, disclosures and schedules.
•    Monitor guidance from US tax reform and assist with planning opportunities, compliance and modelling resulting from new legislation. 
•    Monitor world-wide changes to international tax laws and assess impact to CRL.
•    Support on international tax aspects of IRS audits and worldwide income tax audits, including transfer pricing tax audits. 
•    Research and advise business divisions and local finance team on global withholding tax requirements.
•    Review and advise on tax considerations relating to third-party agreements.
•    Challenge existing processes, systems, reports, data analysis and outputs and suggest necessary changes to drive process improvements.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline. Masters in Taxation or J.D. preferred.
•    Experience:  Minimum of five 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.
•    Certification/Licensure:  State bar membership or CPA.
•    Other:  Strong leadership, verbal and written communication, project management and organization skills required.   Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

•    Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
•    Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
•    Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.


Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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