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Ascendis Pharma

Head of Transfer Pricing and International Tax Operations



Tuborg Boulevard 12, 2900 Hellerup, Danmark

ID: 2607103
Indrykket for 41 dage siden

Are you passionate about working with tax in an international environment? Do you have experience within transfer pricing and international tax? Do you want to use your experiences in a growing company, where you get the opportunity to impact decisions and how tax should be managed?

If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma as our new Head of Transfer Pricing and International Tax Operations.

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, and the United States, UK, Spain and France.

We are applying our TransCon technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by our core values of patients, science, and passion, we use our TransCon® drug development platform to fulfill our mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies to address unmet medical needs. Today, we have a growing pipeline of prodrug therapies in development, each designed to be a best-in-class therapy.

As our new Head of Transfer Pricing and International Tax Operations, you will be responsible for transfer pricing planning, advisory and compliance, and oversee setting up compliant and efficient processes for our expanding portfolio of countries, in which Ascendis Pharma will operate, as part of our Tax Control Framework. You will play a key role in advising the business and other group functions in planning, coordinating, and managing tax matters; and you will work in close cooperation with the rest of the Finance organization to ensure efficiency and compliance.

You will become part of Group Tax which is responsible for global tax affairs in the Ascendis Group. The team is situated in Hellerup (Denmark) working with colleagues in the US and throughout Europe. This is a newly created role that reports directly to the VP & Head of Tax.

As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma Group Tax team, you will be working in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams who work together to achieve extraordinary results.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Advise on and plan transfer pricing transactions in cooperation with Financial Operations teams including ensuring transfer pricing documentation is in place.
  • Ensure efficient processes for international tax operations are in place, as part of our Tax Control Framework, in cooperation with other colleagues in Group Tax.
  • Advise business colleagues on tax matters related to global expansion and various international projects.
  • Manage corporate tax and transfer pricing audits outside Denmark.
  • Be a pro-active business partner with non-Finance functions, particularly our Commercial Organization in Europe.

Qualifications and Skills:

You hold a relevant academic degree – probably a Master of Accounting, a Law Degree or Finance/Law (Cand. Merc. Jur) and have 8+ years of similar experience with transfer pricing and international tax operations in an inhouse function. You master MS Office and have a willingness to learn and use new software systems, applied in managing tax. You are proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken.

Key competencies:

You are analytical with eye for details, while also being able to think holistically and strategically. You have experience working with and maneuvering between several countries’ tax laws and working with tax authorities and external tax advisers efficiently. You are ready to work hands-on with various tax-matters in cooperation with other tax colleagues and colleagues in Global Finance.

As a person, you are a highly motivated and proactive person who enjoys being challenged and working in collaborative environments, and you are able to structure, prioritize, follow up, and complete your tasks independently. You have a positive and entrepreneurial mindset and thrive in an informal, open environment where innovation and change are key.     

Travel: 15 - 20 days per year.

Office: Ascendis Pharma’s Head office at Tuborg Boulevard 12, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark 

Apply now.

Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.

All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.


For more details about the position or the company, please contact Joan G. Jessen, VP & Head of Tax at [email protected] or visit our website www.ascendispharma.com


  • You can expect an attractive remuneration package, short- and long-term incentives, pension scheme and health insurance.
  • Laptop, iPhone, paid internet, and home office equipment.
  • A thorough and structured onboarding program.
  • To succeed in your job and expand in your role, you and your manager will continuously have Impact conversations about how to propel your development. If a need is identified, we find a way to help you grow.
  • Soft drinks, fresh fruit and lunch every day in our canteen.
  • Ascendis Pharma headquarters resides in a modern and bright office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea.
  • To ensure a balanced approach to the office, all employees have the opportunity to work from home up to two days per week.

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