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Director Global Tax

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Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29006  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Director, Global Tax



Responsible for overall management of corporate tax matters as head of the Tax Department for the Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies business globally, including tax planning and research, tax risk analysis, tax reporting and compliance, tax audits and accounting for income taxes pursuant to International Financial Reporting Standards.  Provides leadership, vision, strategic direction, and day to day management of the Terumo BCT Tax Department and is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the tax function and its relationships within the Terumo BCT business and with the tax departments of Terumo Corporation in Japan and Terumo Americas in New Jersey.  Reports to Chief Financial Officer and has budgetary responsibility for Tax Department expenditures.



Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure proper registration with tax authorities, timely preparation, and submission of required corporate income tax filings and payment of corporate income tax owed by Terumo BCT entities in each country or jurisdiction (e.g., national, state, provincial, regional, county, municipal or other) where the business is subject to income tax according to applicable tax laws
  • Coordinate the calculation of accrued income tax expense, income tax payable and deferred tax assets, and liabilities pursuant to International Financial Reporting Standards for each legal entity within the Terumo BCT group, maintain and document compliance with internal controls over income tax accounting, and prepare the global consolidation and analysis of income tax accounts of the Terumo BCT business for quarterly and annual reporting to Terumo Corporation
  • Develop and oversee transfer pricing policies and procedures for transactions between Terumo BCT legal entities (or a Terumo BCT entity and a Terumo affiliate), monitor the results of Terumo BCT entities from transactions with related parties to ensure they are consistent with transfer pricing principles, maintain transfer pricing documentation as required by tax authorities in relevant countries and coordinate with commercial division and financial planning department to ensure that pricing decisions are consistent with company policy
  • Develop and implement processes for accurate calculation, reporting and remittance of transaction taxes (such as sales and use tax, VAT or GST), property or asset taxes, and other types of corporate non-income taxes (including excise tax and taxes on capital or equity)
  • Maintain US tax depreciation database of fixed assets for relevant Terumo BCT entities and coordinate with general ledger accountant responsible for fixed assets to ensure consistency between tax and financial accounting
  • Recommend strategies to Terumo BCT and Terumo Corporation management to improve tax efficiency, reduce tax risk and minimize global tax costs for the business
  • Provide tax analysis, advice, and support to management on proposed mergers, acquisitions or dispositions and expansion into new markets and product lines
  • Respond to correspondence from tax authorities, manage and resolve tax audits and vigorously defend Terumo BCT tax filings and policies
  • Coordinate with the Terumo Corporation tax department, Terumo Americas tax department and other tax associates in the global Terumo organization on tax strategy, planning and compliance initiatives
  • Monitor legislative, regulatory, and judicial activity relating to changes in tax laws, policies or reporting requirements in the jurisdictions where Terumo BCT operates and assess the potential impact of such changes to the business
  • Provide advice and support to other parts of the business and external customers regarding tax risk management and compliance with tax laws






Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership for the Tax Department’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives
  • Supervise and mentor Tax Department associates and provide them with appropriate training, allocation and delegation of tasks, performance appraisals and opportunities for advancement
  • Engage with, oversee, and review the work product of external tax service providers
  • Support regional controllers and finance department associates in complying with local tax requirements
  • Develop and manage the annual operating budget for the Terumo BCT Tax Department 





Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or Finance required, and Master’s in Tax preferred; equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be considered.



Minimum 10 years experience in the tax department of a public accounting firm and/or a multinational corporation with progressive responsibilities.  Detailed understanding of international tax principles and US tax laws applicable to international business required.  Must have current knowledge of US tax rules relating to Subpart F, foreign tax credit regulations, Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI), Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII) as well as the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective- thinks strategically and broadly with varied viewpoints to effectively implement plans.
  • Business Acumen / Customer Focus – understands the market, industry trends, the complex ecosystem, and anticipates and uses customer insights that provide services beyond their expectations.
  • Drives for Results / Ensures Accountability – sets aggressive goals, translates strategy into execution, promote a sense of urgency, and persist in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – creates a positive and motivating work environment where contributions are visible and valued.
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops diverse, high-performing teams in highly matrixed environments.  Passion to coach, mentor, and motivate.
  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics, and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values.
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel with flexible work hours driven by global time zones.
  • Financial Acumen – Transforms financial information into business intelligence through analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Tech Savviness - strong technical knowledge of US Federal income tax laws, regulations, and practices applicable to corporations plus familiarity with state and local corporation tax laws, international tax treaties and comparative tax systems.  Ability to identify opportunities to employ technology to enhance the collection, analysis, and delivery of information efficiently and to prepare required tax filings
  • Detailed understanding of US GAAP and/or IFRS principles related to accounting for income taxes, and ability to interpret financial statements and accounting data



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CPA required.



Consistent with Typical Office Environment including: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Some domestic US and international travel expected (less than 20% of time).



Target Pay Range:  $156,900.00 to $196,100.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  30.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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