Job Posting: Senior Manager International Tax (Syneron Candela)

Title: Senior Manager International Tax
Company: Syneron Candela
City, State, Country: Wayland, Massachussetts, United States
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Syneron Candela is seeking an International Tax Senior Manager to join its dynamic tax department, focused on international tax planning, reporting, operational, controversy, and compliance matters. This role will report to the Tax and Treasury leader and will work collaboratively with the finance, legal, and other business partners

This position will be actively involved in transitioning to a new tax efficient entity structure including migrating and rationalizing existing entities while supporting global business expansion in both EMEA and APAC regions. This role will be responsible for international income tax reporting under ASC 740, transfer pricing under both IRS and OECD / BEPS regimes, and leading local country tax return filing and planning matters. This position also partners with the global business units and functions to provide tax advice on business operations including supply chain planning, acquisitions, dispositions, and business restructurings


  • Advise on business expansion international tax implications including identifying specific tax strategies or efficiencies and working with external advisors involving new jurisdictions, markets, or product lines
  • Partner with business leaders, finance, treasury, legal, and external advisers on various business and tax planning matters including global funding decisions, new legal entities’ ownership structures, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and divestments
  • Identify and model impacts attributable to recently enacted US and foreign tax law changes including the mandatory foreign accumulated earnings repatriation tollgate tax, global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) tax, and foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) provision
  • Research and interpret international tax law changes that impact the Company’s business and tax filing positions
Transfer Pricing
  • Enhance current transfer pricing methodology, provide oversight, and ensure that relevant documentation and intercompany agreements in place support the Company's global transfer pricing policy
  • Work with external valuation and accounting firm advisors to ensure that contemporaneous studies are prepared in accordance with IRS, OECD, and BEPS Action 13 requirements
  • Set, monitor, and revise transfer pricing algorithms and product prices to ensure that annual results fall within acceptable interquartile ranges for comparable entities
  • Ensure that tax grant / holiday requirements are met in all jurisdictions
Financial Reporting
  • Maintain proficiency in GAAP tax pronouncements: ASC 740 Accounting for Income Tax including permanent reinvestment, reserves, current and deferred tax; 805 Business Combinations for purchase accounting; and 450 Contingent Liabilities for non-income tax exposures
  • Update the tax provision reporting package to include detailed instructions for preparation and ensure that all third-party service providers and Company controllers are sufficiently trained in its preparation
  • Review locally prepared quarterly and annual ASC 740 provision packages and prepare tax supporting schedules and analyses including proposed transfer pricing adjustments
  • Review and update tax reserve additions and releases including relevant analysis and disclosure
  • Update quarterly foreign effective tax rate components and communicate their impact on EBITDA, net income, and cash flow to the Corporate Controller, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Treasurer groups
  • Periodically update SOX 404 documentation on international tax matters as required
  • Identify reporting requirements and financial implications on dividends and other payments to shareholders including withholding tax
  • Manage preparation and review for US international tax compliance matters. Partner with other departments to ensure that relevant financial information is accurately obtained, analyzed, and included in the US Federal Consolidated Tax Return including computations, disclosures, and statements
  • Prepare and / or review foreign tax credit, subpart F, and E&P models while addressing other international tax matters as required
  • Provide guidance and assistance to EMEA and APAC controllers for filing local tax returns and ensuring that positions taken are consistent with the Company’s global tax strategy. Work with accounting and legal teams in local jurisdictions to ensure that all tax compliance obligations are complete and accurate
Knowledge Requirements
  • 8+ years tax experience in a public accounting firm and / or publicly traded multinational company including at least 5 years progressive international tax experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of core US international tax concepts and strong tax technical, tax modeling, and computer-based research tool skills
  • Experience preparing E&P, subpart F, foreign source income, and other core tax computations
  • Experience preparing / reviewing international income tax provision elements in accordance with ASC 740
  • Understand basic transfer pricing principles, experience implementing transfer pricing adjustments, and the ability to manage global transfer pricing model
  • Involvement in tax audits and post audit controversies, able to assist with managing controversy including identifying key issues before audit begins and hiring outside consultants to assist as needed
  • Involvement in business structure, tax optimization, and cash flow international tax planning initiatives
  • Extensive knowledge with international tax compliance and regulations across Americas, APAC, and EMEA
General Qualifications
  • Go-Getter - Goes the extra mile with a strong work ethic. Self-directed and resourceful with the ability to balance multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, informal work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to verbally and in writing communicate complex tax concepts to non-tax colleagues
  • Accountable - Know to make strategic decisions that will directly impact others. Known to reliably and timely follow-up on outstanding questions and open issues
  • Team Player - You know that to get the best results, you also have to be a great team player
  • CPA preferred with Masters in Taxation a plus
How to Apply

For further information, contact:

Andrew Shact, Global Tax and Treasury Leader,

Contact: Andrew Shact