Temporary Assignment - Secaucus, NJ in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

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Job Description

Schedule:  Monday through Friday

**Temporary position**

Senior Director, Tax Research & Planning

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.
With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2016 revenues of $7.7 Billion, and approximately 42,000 employees and 2,100 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services.  
The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.
Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions. 
Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT solutions connect over 165,000 physicians. 
Approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and improve their business performance. 
Awards/Recognitions
Ranked  on:
FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list 
Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list 
Forbes Global 2000 
Barron’s 500” 
Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index
Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings
Diagnostic Testing Services
Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology. 
Outlook
In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape. 
Quest Diagnostics’ long term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:
Deliver Innovative Solutions
Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network
Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems
Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

Position Description
The Sr. Director of Tax Research and Planning directs the research, planning, advice and strategic counsel on all tax matters of the Company.  Reporting directly to the Executive Director, Tax Planning and International, the position manages a team of two direct reports and is based out of the Company’s Secaucus, NJ, headquarters.

Responsibilities
Leadership for the international tax area, providing tax advice and counsel in regard to the company’s overseas operations and transactions worldwide
Direct the tax research, planning, advice and counsel on all US federal and state & local tax matters, including strategic management and technical counsel for the transaction tax (e.g.; sales & use, property, payroll) functions
Responsible for all tax aspects of our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other deals (e.g.: dispositions, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, etc.) throughout the life cycle of the transaction (structuring, due diligence, contract drafting and review, integration)
Provide expert counsel to other corporate functions and business units on the tax aspects of various contracts, agreements and other business arrangements
Provide expert technical tax counsel to the human resources and legal groups regarding executive compensation and employee benefits and payroll matters
Participate in the management of the tax financial accounting function including tax reserves, tax balances, the tax provision, the effective rate and deferred taxes, particularly as it pertains to the international and M&A areas
Management of the US federal and international tax examination process, in particular, in developing strategies for handling large controversial issues and international tax issues
Oversee the tax return compliance function and tax regulatory requirements (e.g.: Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls), particularly outside the US
Identify opportunities and develop improvements to create a more efficient tax process environment
Maintain expert status on US and international tax rules and regulations, technology advances and best practices and provide input to the tax team, other corporate functions and business units about relevant tax law changes
Collaborate with the Executive Director, Tax and the Vice President, Tax in the above areas and in the overall management of the tax function, particularly in the international and M&A areas, setting priorities and goals and executing the function’s business plan
On a project by project basis, supervise both external resources (law and accounting firm members, other tax service providers) and internal resources (such as other members of the tax team). A key player in the mentoring and development of these tax team members

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