Associate tax Job at Moderna, Inc., Cambridge, MA

  • Moderna, Inc.
  • Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Role:
Moderna is in search of a Senior Associate, Tax to become an essential part of our Tax team in Cambridge, MA. This role represents a unique chance to contribute significantly to Moderna's Tax team, aiding a rapidly growing company that's at the forefront of transforming the biotech industry. As part of the Global Tax Governance team, you'll play a pivotal role in US state tax provision and compliance. Based in our new LEED-certified HQ in Cambridge, this role blends on-site collaboration (70% of the time) with the flexibility of remote work, emphasizing our dynamic and innovative work environment.

In this critical role, the Senior Associate, Tax will not only ensure Moderna's compliance with State tax regulations but also drive strategic tax planning to support the company's global mission. This position is designed for a tax professional eager to tackle challenges, drive innovation, and contribute to a high-growth, transformative company at the cutting edge of the biotech industry.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Tax Provision: Assist with the preparation and/or review of quarterly and annual state tax provisions for US filing requirements, return to provision calculations and explanations, and tax account reconciliations. This task requires an act with urgency approach, ensuring Moderna's global compliance and financial health.

  • U.S. State Tax Return Support: Aid in the preparation of crucial tax calculations with supporting documentation, embodying the obsess over learning mindset to navigate the complexities of tax reforms and international compliance. Participate in the preparation of Corporate, Partnership, Gross Receipts, Property, Sales and Use Tax returns.

  • Embrace Technology : Participate in implementations and process improvements to digitize everywhere.

  • Audit Support and Response: Provide support for U.S. state tax audits, preparing responses to tax notices with a remove viscosity mindset to facilitate smooth internal and external communication.

  • Special Projects and Analysis: Engage in special projects and ad-hoc analyses such as the State Research and Development tax credit studies, State tax incentives, perform research and modelling, showcasing the behave like owners ethos by taking initiative in projects that advance departmental and company goals.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following (Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Taxation, or a related field)

  • 3+ years of State tax experience at Big 4 public accounting firm or multi-national company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Accounting and/or Masters in Tax and experience in biopharma or life sciences industries

  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, ever-changing environment, excellent prioritization skills

  • Strong organizational skills, able to multitask and meet ambitious deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills

  • Self-motivated and ability to collaborate with a global team

  • Excellent MS excel skills and experience with large data sets

  • Empathetic and respectful interpersonal skills

  • SAP experience, big plus

  • High ethical standards, integrity and strength of character in their personal and professional dealings and a willingness to act on and be accountable for their decisions

  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative .

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at

. (EEO/AAP Employer)



Accounting, Biology, Biotech and Pharmaceutical, Communication Skills, Data Sets, Diversity, Documentation, Domestic Tax, Economics, Establish Priorities, Family Planning, Finance, Financial Analysis, Financial Compliance, Financial Planning, Fitness, Health Plan, International Tax, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified, Medical Products, Medicine, Mentoring, Microsoft Excel, Multitasking, Nutrition, Organizational Skills, Presentation/Verbal Skills, Pricing, Process Improvement, Project Evaluation, Public Accounting, Reconciliation, Regulatory Compliance, Research & Development (R&D), SAP, Sales Tax, State Laws and Regulations, State Tax, Strategic Planning, Tax Accounting, Tax Credits, Tax Planning, Tax Regulations, Tax Returns, Team Player, Time Management, Training/Teaching, Use Tax, Work From Home, Writing Skills

About the Company:
Moderna, Inc.

Job Tags

Remote job, Holiday work, Work from home, Flexible hours,

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