Tax Manager


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Chandler - AZ, US




8+ years



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ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our main headquarters are located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we also have 18 office locations around the United States- including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

ASML’s Corporate Tax Affairs team currently includes tax professionals residing in The Netherlands (worldwide HQ), Hong Kong (regional HQ for Asia) and Arizona (regional HQ for US). ASML’s Corporate Tax Department is responsible for tax planning and tax risk mitigation in all jurisdictions ASML operates in. The Corporate Tax Affairs team takes a cross-sector approach for addressing business challenges, which allows the team to closely interact with the company operations personnel, manage tax risks and provide for tax planning ideas according to the global Tax Strategy.

Job Mission

ASML is seeking a Tax Manager in its Chandler, AZ office to strengthen the corporate tax department of this fast-growing company. This position will report to the Sr. Manager Corporate Tax Affairs US and will join the existing team of three (senior) tax managers who are jointly responsible for US tax matters. The job will require internal interfaces with all ASML departments and Senior Management and external interfaces with outside counsel and consultants, tax authorities and other (governmental) institutions.The Tax Manager must be able to identify tax related risks and opportunities in all tax disciplines, analyze options and make decisions, with a heavy emphasis on US corporate income tax and US sales and use tax. As a member of the Corporate Tax Affairs team, you’ll face demanding challenges that require your insight and analysis to keep the company compliant and optimize the company’s worldwide tax burden.

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry.ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. Additionally, ASML provides optimal service to its customers via over 50 sales and service organizations in 16 countries. Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Job Description

-Support and execute the global tax strategy of the ASML group of companies; Contribute and ensure adherence to the regional tax strategy, seamlessly connecting to the Global Tax Strategy for the ASML Group.
-Provide efficient tax advice to senior management based on expected future developments, including advice on cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
-Participate in cross sector projects as representative of the US Tax Team.
-Manage and ensure completion of various regional tax projects, including the activities of outside consultants.
-Research and provide guidance on corporate income tax, withholding taxes and other taxes.
-Manage US income tax audits, property tax audits, sales tax audits, tax inquiries, and tax notices.
-Lead the design and execution of projects aimed at positioning the tax function for the future by simplifying, standardizing, and automating tax processes.
-Maintain professional and technical knowledge to stay abreast of tax and technology changes and advancements.


-Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business discipline, or equivalent experience.
-MST and/or CPA preferred.


-8+ years’ experience in US corporate income tax, including international tax and transfer pricing, preferably as an in-house tax counsel or within a big four environment or similar environment.
-Good understanding of US Corporate Income Taxes, US Sales and Use taxes, and other taxes like withholding taxes, real estate taxes etc.
-Strong understanding of the various IT systems used for tax compliance and analysis; SAP experience a plus.
-Experience in organizing, planning, and executing cross-functional projects.
-Understanding of US GAAP (tax) accounting principles.

Personal skills

-Able to develop a vision and execute accordingly, taking into account the risks and benefits of available options.
-Keen interest in developing and maintaining tax technical knowledge and personal soft skills.
-Demonstrated ability to work and solve/research problems both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
-Goal orientation with attention to details, results, and deadlines.
-Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate tax matters to the interested lay person and garner support for preferred solutions.
-Able to build relationships and influence other functional areas.
-A strategic mindset while having the ability to translate strategy into actionable objectives (short, medium and long-term).
-Able to cope with a multicultural, dynamic and changing environment.
-Strong analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex business issues into simple problem statements, clear processes and actions.
-Good time management skills and able to manage towards tight deadlines.

Context of the position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
-The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
-The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company needs.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
-Can work under deadlines.
-The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
-Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
-Can learn and apply new information or skills.

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