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Senior Tax Analyst, Tax Planning

Req # JR - 032249 Location Deerfield, Illinois Job Category Finance Date posted 01/12/2021

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At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

About Baxter
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Position Overview:

Baxter is seeking a Senior Tax Analyst, Tax Planning focused on international tax planning and M&A to help implement global effective tax rate and cash tax reduction planning as well as M&A. This role will interact with members throughout global tax, as well as other non-tax members in Treasury, Accounting, and Legal. The position is based in our Deerfield, Illinois headquarters and reports to the Sr. Tax Counsel–Tax Planning, M&A and US-International Compliance & Provision. 

What you'll be doing:

• Quantify and model the financial effect of tax planning strategies and legislative and regulatory developments on Baxter’s overall effective tax rate.

• Manage implementation of internal tax planning and tax aspects of M&A and business development transactions, including due diligence, transaction structure, and post-closing integration.

• Assist with cash repatriation and other financing strategies.

• Document and support key tax positions in support of US GAAP and IRS audits. 

• Assist other areas of Tax as needed, such as audit, U.S. international compliance, and U.S. federal and U.S.-international research projects.

You have (a):
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; Master’s in Taxation (MST), CPA or J.D. preferred.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of broad international corporate tax experience; international planning and M&A experience preferred.

• Strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills to interact effectively with all levels at Baxter.

• Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills; experience with JDE/Hyperion HFM, and CorpTax strongly preferred.

What's in it for you:

  • Generous Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Flexible WFH opportunities 
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Monthly Work/Life Balance Seminars 
  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance coverage immediately upon hire
  • Vision and other voluntary benefits and discounts
  • Retirement Savings – Choose from pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax savings; Baxter matches 3.5 percent on your first 4 percent of contributions and provides a non-matching contribution of 3 percent of eligible pay each year
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program – Purchase Baxter common stock each month at a 15 percent discount through payroll deductions with no brokerage fees
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Supports – Daycare Priority Access, Discounts, Premium Access to Caregiving Database (, Tutoring and Online learning support
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for Health and Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • [email protected] – Global health and wellness program with access to resources and benefits to help focus on staying well through education and prevention
  • Premium Access to Headspace, meditation and mindfulness app
  • Employee Assistance Program for mental health, family, financial and legal supports
  • Business Resource Groups – Employee-run affinity groups that drive multi-cultural awareness and engagement at Baxter; provides a forum for employees to share knowledge, ideas, and personal experiences
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Additional benefits include discounts on: Motorcycle Insurance, wedding insurance, Identity theft protection, pet care plans, childcare, travel, Blackhawk tickets & more



Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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