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Director-Tax Accounting & External Reporting

Director-Tax Accounting & External Reporting
United States
North America
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at
A unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of creating a world-class corporate tax department for a new public company. Elanco is building their Corporate Tax team and is seeking an individual who has a passion for tax accounting and external reporting. This role provides and amazing opportunity for you to take the next step in your career.

The Consultant - Tax Accounting & External Reporting is an exciting opportunity in a fast-paced Tax Department reporting directly to the Senior Tax Director. This position will collaborate with the Senior Tax Director on all aspects of Elanco’s income tax provision. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the external reporting process of the Elanco effective tax rate, the tax balance sheet, and the tax footnote, including SEC quarterly and annual disclosures. This position will work directly with Elanco’s external auditors and will be responsible for maintaining effective controls. This position will work closely with Elanco Corporate Accounting & Reporting, Corporate Financial Planning, and Treasury organizations. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of tax accounting in a multinational environment with U.S. federal, state, and international tax expertise. Applicants should also have demonstrable leadership experience and strong interpersonal skills, particularly given that this role has an integral role in relationship management with external auditors.

Key Objectives | Deliverables
  • Partner with the Senior Tax Director on all aspects of the tax accounting functions and lead the preparation and review of the quarterly and annual income tax provision computations
  • Provide support in managing the relationships with external auditors
  • Understand the business and related tax matters on a comprehensive basis and demonstrate the ability to factors these considerations into tax planning and forecasting
  • Provide leadership and oversight with respect to all tax accounting and effective tax rate matters
  • Ensure proper tax accounting positions are established in the course of the preparation and audit of the Company’s financial statements
  • Ability to assist foreign affiliates with the application of U.S. GAAP as it relates to accounting for income taxes
  • Oversee the SEC reporting and disclosures and tax reserve analyses
  • Support SOX compliance and documentation
  • Stay current with income tax accounting requirements and developments
  • Support the setup and implementation of Tax Provision software
  • Support integration of acquisitions
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 6+ years income tax accounting experience in Big 4 Public Accounting or multinational corporation
  • CPA or equivalent
  • SEC tax reporting experience
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
  • Strong tax planning and research skills
  • Broad knowledge of tax accounting under ASC 740
  • Ability to lead and work in a team oriented environment
  • MST/LLM or JD
  • Experience with SAP, Corptax Provision software and BNA/Checkpoint research programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Minimal travel
  • Overtime will be required at peak times
  • Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.