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Sr. Tax Associate

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  • Waltham, MA

Status Open Term Job ID JR-005660 Recruiting Region Americas

PerkinElmer is a $2.3 billion global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. With over 11,400 employees around the globe, we pioneer scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers gain earlier and more accurate insights to improve lives and the world around us. At PerkinElmer our mission is to innovate for a healthier world, and it starts with our exceptional employees.

PerkinElmer is seeking a Senior Tax Analyst. Responsibilities involve US federal, state and international tax compliance, US aspects of the income tax provision, tax research and planning projects, and audit activity. The role will require regular contact with accounting, treasury, finance and other personnel across the Company worldwide. The individual will be part of an international tax team and it will be necessary to exercise initiative and project management skills in connection with tax compliance and planning projects.


  • US federal, state and US international tax compliance including preparation of returns (workpapers, forms, statements and disclosures), research into applicable tax return positions, and process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in gathering data from HFM & SAP and preparing complex Excel-based tax models with tax technical analysis and insight.
  • Prepare/review components of the federal, state and US international income tax provision, including research around the tax accounting treatment of various transactions; and compliance with SOX protocols.
  • Present to management on relevant technical developments.
  • Respond to Information Document Requests as part of federal, state or local tax audits and provide analysis to support tax positions on audit, as needed.
  • Ongoing communication with Accounting, Legal and Treasury groups regarding various tax matters will be required.

Critical Success Factors

Technical Skills: Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Tax. Master’s degree in Taxation or CPA preferred. 3+ years of tax experience with a “Big 4” CPA firm and/or large multinational company. Working knowledge of federal, state and US international income tax concepts and related compliance issues. Experience analyzing business transactions and determining the tax consequences. Working knowledge of accounting theory to ascertain potential tax ramifications of business transactions. Experience with HFM, SAP, OneSource (OTP/OIT), Sage Fixed Asset Software, a plus.

Communication Skills: Effectively communicates with and engages various levels of the organization verbally and in writing; produces clear, understandable documentation. This role involves working with a diverse and global team of tax professionals and includes regular communications with individuals outside of the tax department, including Treasury, Legal, Accounting and the Controllership.

Management of Resources: Allocates time and resources efficiently; continually seeks ways to improve individual/team efficiency. Demonstrates ability to be effective within a matrix environment. Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and take ownership of projects, performing job requirements with minimal oversight and strong attention to detail.

Business & Organization Knowledge: Prioritizes understanding the PerkinElmer business and the impact of business decisions on tax and vice versa.

Change Management: Exhibits an assertive personality with a strong bias for action; results oriented; tackles tough problems with firm deadlines.

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