Allergan Tax Technology Manager in Parsippany, New Jersey

Tax Technology Manager

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

Sep 12, 2016Post Date

149458Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Tax Department uses a significant amount of data to execute their critical day to day processes and maintain compliance with local and federal requirements.

The purpose of the Tax Technology Manager position is to assist the Tax Department with their Data Management needs including the obtaining of data, handling of data through mission-critical tax systems and analysis, the output of tax reporting and filings as well as the warehousing of Tax-related data for reference and compliance purposes.

This position will help improve efficiency and effectiveness of department processes by leveraging existing technology and identifying and implementing new technology as appropriate.

The position will report to a Tax Director within the Tax Accounting and Operations team.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Serve as a liaison between the Tax, Accounting, Financial Consolidations, and Information Technology departments improving the understanding of the tax departments information technology needs. Serve as the key point person to answer questions related to current and future tax Information Technology initiatives.

  • Identify tax technology needs, including opportunities for process improvements, automation, efficiency gains, and application of tax process and technology best practices via the use of existing technology and the implementation of new technology.

  • Develop, plan, and manage Information Technology initiatives for the tax function, including all current and future technology changes, working with the Information Technology Department to prototype, develop, test, and implement new tax technology.

  • Develop and deliver end user training and maintain user documentation of all tax technology.

  • Identify, plan for, and direct all tax data management and warehousing needs, including record retention and disclosure requirements.

  • Ensure tax department personnel have proper access rights to various applications, and ensure tax software applications and hardware is updated and configured to optimize performance of tax technology.

  • Maintain the legal entity book configurations and links between the financial systems and tax systems.

  • Assist with coaching and mentoring initiatives and the growth and learning of associates.



  • At least 5 years of solid IT background (includes all phases of application development lifecycles)

  • Well versed in financial information reporting systems such as SAP and BPC as well as tax software packages, specifically OneSource and SharePoint

  • Process design and re-engineering experience

  • Strong data skills and handling of large data sets / high volume

  • Strong project management skills and pro-active approach

  • Experience working with tax and accounting professionals

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to write clear concise requirement documents

  • Highly motivated and organized; excellent attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s degree