Consultant–Corporate Tax Attorney

Indianapolis, IN


About the Position

The position is responsible for researching, monitoring, advising, and documenting tax legal matters in a variety of areas of U.S. tax law, including income, international, executive compensation, employee benefits, and tax-exempt organizations.   The position is also responsible for reviewing, advising and negotiating the tax aspects of legal agreements with third parties on procurement and business development transactions.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Provide tax legal advice and support to department personnel on a wide variety of U.S. federal tax matters;
  • Provide tax legal advice and support to the Lilly Foundation, the Lilly Cares Foundation, and the company with respect to its charitable and philanthropic activities;
  • Review, advise and negotiate procurement and business development transactions with third parties;
  • Provide tax advice and support on certain international tax projects and global and regional projects within non-European affiliates;
  • Provide tax legal advice and support to Human Resources (compensation and benefits, executive compensation, equity, mobility) and Lilly Grants Office;
  • Monitor relevant tax legislation and evaluate impact to company;
  • Lead efforts on improving tax processes and tax education;
  • Serve as a knowledge source for certain global tax policies and practices;
  • Prepare (from time to time) financial and tax spreadsheet analysis associated with the above tax areas;
  • Possess ability to work well under stressful conditions in conjunction with negotiation of third party transactions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor and 3+ years of Tax Experience
  • Qualified candidate must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States.  Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.

Additional Information

  • May require travel to regional affiliates on as needed basis
  • May require teleconferences before/after normal work hours

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Knowledge of U.S. Federal, International, Executive Compensation, Employee Compensation and Benefits, and Tax-Exempt Organization tax laws
  • Experience drafting and negotiating tax provisions of legal agreements with third parties
  • Ability to business partner with company legal, finance and business personnel, as well as external tax and legal counsel
  • Accounting experience
  • SAP experience
  • CPA, MST or LLM Degree or equivalent experience

About Eli Lilly and Company

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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