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Dir, Tax M&A, Transfer Pricing & Planning in Brea, California at Danaher

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: DEN000365

About Us

Danaher's Dental Platform is a $3B global business focused on all aspects of dental care.  With the intention to spin-off the Dental Platform to become its own public company in the second half of 2019, “Dental Co” will become one of the largest and most innovative dental companies in the world.  We are changing the face of dentistry with our differentiated portfolio of products designed to serve every dental professional’s need. It is our mission to make our dentist's work simpler and better connected so more patients are cared for in a shorter time. Our dental brands include traditional consumables and equipment (KaVo Kerr) and specialty products (Ormco and Nobel Biocare).



  • Manage the design, devise and coordinate the implementation of M&A, tax planning and transfer pricing opportunities, leveraging internal and external resources.
  • Lead all aspects of global M&A transactions from a tax perspective, including:  Pre-acquisition structuring, due diligence and post-acquisition integration.
  • Lead tax due diligence processes by gathering, reviewing and interpreting data necessary to support conclusions (tax attributes, risks, opportunities, valuations, etc.) performing tax technical research and preparation of internal files documenting relevant conclusions.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for all global transfer pricing matters, including:  Policies, documentation, processes, internal controls, valuations, tax and financial reporting compliance obligations, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate communication and direction is provided to senior leadership and operating unit personnel, as appropriate, to fully understand the impact of various M&A, tax planning, and transfer pricing strategies being implemented.
  • Work closely with Tax leaders in conducting detailed analyses to identify potential risks, determine root causes and recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the most efficient tax structure is being utilized
  • Sustain a process to efficiently and effectively design, capture, execute and communicate tax planning and transfer pricing strategies.
  • Work directly with regional international tax directors to implement tax planning and transfer pricing initiatives.

Job Requirements



  • Graduate or undergraduate training in Finance or Accounting and JD, MBA, or Master of Taxation degree required
  • 10+ years of tax experience with a minimum of 3 years related to M&A.
  • Significant US international tax planning experience is required along with a strong global business acumen, capable of functioning in a highly decentralized business model.
  • Substantial M&A and tax planning experience in a complex, global enterprise and/or experience in a manager or equivalent position with a major law or accounting firm advising complex global enterprises
  • Ability to draft board and shareholder resolutions, and reorganization/ recapitalization documents such as certificates of incorporation, certificates of designation, bylaws, loan agreements, guarantees, stock and asset purchase agreements a plus.
  • Significant experience in all tax aspects of acquisitions and divestitures, including due diligence and post-merger integration is required. 


  • Must be experienced in US International and transfer pricing tax rules and regulations. Foreign tax expertise a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize on a real time basis.
  • Analyze complicated issues and boil down to the key points, develop action plans and implement.
  • Must have strong managerial courage – ability to make the tough decision and remain resilient.
  • Will display and operate in a way that never compromises ethics and integrity, and will be non-political in all dealings with agendas that are above board and understood by all
  • Ability to work with information that is highly confidential.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage tax activities across multiple locations/countries and across functional teams.
  • Successfully support functional and operating unit leaders to understand and improve tax results on a sustainable basis.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at:

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.