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Position Summary

The Senior Specialist – Tax supports the activities of Elanco Global Tax, reporting to the Sr. Director, Federal & State Tax and Global Process Owner.  This position will assist with monthly, quarterly, annual and project work related to tax reporting, tax payments, tax correspondence, tax audits and special projects. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and strong problem-solver with excellent organization skills. Well-developed interpersonal skills, including adaptability will be a key success factor as the Tax Specialist will need to build and manage relationships with team members and external service providers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with processing tax returns, filing extensions, coordination of electronic signatures for tax filings
  • Assist with posting monthly sales tax journal entries in SAP
  • Assist with tracking due dates and managing the tax calendar
  • Responsible for receiving/routing incoming mail and organizing/compiling outgoing mail
  • Communicate with taxing jurisdictions to inquire on tax notices and maintain audit tracker
  • Assist with generating payments to taxing authorities in invoicing system
  • Assist with processing of payments to third party vendors and service providers
  • Assist with generating intercompany agreements from standard templates, and obtaining signatures
  • Assist in tracking and responses by affiliate personnel on certain control processes
  • Maintain and organize corporate tax documents in electronic format
  • Work independently, with limited supervision and collaboratively with all levels and team members
  • Assist with new team member onboarding
  • Assist with project management, creating and updating work plans and timelines and creating reporting dashboards as needed
  • Various other projects/ tasks as assigned and needed

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years of professional experience with general bookkeeping, accounting, or tax experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to use decision making and problem-solving skills to complete work in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ability to work in a fast paced- deadline driven department

Additional Preferences

  • Experience with SAP, S4 HANA, OneSource software, CorpTax software, Vertex 9.0, Ariba, Workday, Alteryx
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills

Additional Information

  • Overtime may be required at peak times
  • Worker Type: Flexible = work does not require a specific location or specialized equipment and can work successfully and productively across an ecosystem of different locations to support convenience, functionality, flexibility and well-being. Flexible workers are expected to come on-site about half the time.


Elanco 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