Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:


Seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join a fast paced transfer pricing team. The Sr. Associate, Global Transfer Pricing is a key player who is part of a team that is creative and focused on solutions. The McDonald’s Transfer Pricing team is part of a very collaborative global tax team where we encourage debate and welcome ideas from all team members. This role will build upon your existing transfer pricing foundational knowledge and also focus on effectively and efficiently analyzing and presenting data for transfer pricing compliance, planning, and dispute prevention and resolution. You will have an opportunity to learn, to challenge yourself and grow in a fun collegial atmosphere.


  • Prepare transfer pricing documentation for the US and key international markets, including assessing the arm's length nature of intercompany royalties and other transactions.
  • Assist with analysis and documentation of tax planning projects involving transfer pricing, including intercompany pricing reviews, intellectual property planning, and intercompany financing.
  • Create and optimize complex economic models.
  • Participate in functional interviews, learning about how and why McDonald’s is so successful and applying that knowledge in a variety of reports and analyses.
  • Assist with the responses to global tax audits that involve transfer pricing, including collecting necessary data and responding to information requests from tax authorities
  • Prepare calculations and documentation related to transfer pricing in support of tax accounting requirements.
  • Partner with and build positive relationships across the business, the finance organization and the different functional teams within the Tax Dept.
  • Participate in preparing for future legislation such as Pillar I and Pillar II and Public CbC Reporting, including but not limited to: research and communicate the areas related to transfer pricing, determine data requirements, identify and troubleshoot gaps as well as areas of automation potential.
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or Accounting.
  • 3+ years of relevant Transfer Pricing experience required, including economic modeling, in either a public accounting or large, multinational corporate setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills, curious mind set, confident, independent and logical problem solver.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with Alteryx, Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau or other automation tools is a strong plus.
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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