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Tax Manager Asia

JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS RTL SCC SG PTE. LTD.
  • Job category
    Banking and Finance
  • Job level
    Manager
  • Contract type
    Full Time
  • Location
    West
  • Salary
    S$11000 - S$12500

Job Description

Job Context

The Tax Manager Asia is responsible for coordinating and managing the tax affairs (including tax compliance and tax reporting) of JDE’s subsidiaries in Asia by providing tax technical support, advice and assistance to regional and local functions, business units and legal entities, in the region, providing support in the implementation of a great variety of projects from a tax perspective and providing support in tax audits and questions from tax authorities. Corporate taxation (including transfer pricing and withholding taxes) will be the primary focus and responsibility. As need be, support may be provided in other tax areas such as indirect tax.

The Tax Manager Asia reports to the Finance Director APAC, with a dotted reporting line to the Global Tax Manager responsible for the APAC region (part of IHQ).

Key Accountabilities

The Tax Manager Asia is responsible for coordinating and managing the tax affairs (including tax compliance and tax reporting) of JDE’s subsidiaries in Asia by providing tax technical support, advice and assistance to regional and local functions, business units and legal entities, in the region, providing support in the implementation of a great variety of projects from a tax perspective and providing support in tax audits and questions from tax authorities. Corporate taxation (including transfer pricing and withholding taxes) will be the primary focus and responsibility. As need be, support may be provided in other tax areas such as indirect tax.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies & policies:

- Contribute to the implementation of the Group Tax Strategy, Policies and Procedures in Asia.

  • Business partnering and day-to-day support regional and local functions:

- Cooperate with and provide expertise and guidance to both regional functions and local business and finance functions on day-to-day tax related matters;

- Provide support in the implementation of a great variety of projects from a tax perspective, which amongst others may include share acquisitions and disposals, business integration and/or reorganization, financing arrangements, dividend distributions and capital contributions or repayments;

- Build up a strong network of contacts in finance and business functions within JDE, with primary focus Asia.

  • Managing tax risks and opportunities:

- Manage (together with the Global Tax Manager responsible for the   APAC region) tax reviews, tax audits – or questions from tax authorities in   any other form as the case may be – and tax litigations;

- Manage the review and monitoring of the tax position of the JDE group of entities in Asia and pro-active alignment with the Global Tax Team in IHQ in this regard;

- Manage (together with the Global Tax Manager responsible for the APAC region) the monitoring of compliance with tax filing obligations, advance tax rulings, or agreements with tax authorities in any other form for   the entities in the Asia region, if and when appropriate;

- Manage the monitoring of compliance with the Group’s Tax Strategy, Policy and Procedures for the entities in the Asia region and pro-active alignment with the Global Tax Team in IHQ in this regard;

- (Pro)actively monitor regional and local legislative developments, evaluate potential impact, assess measures in order to optimize ongoing operations and/or mitigate risks.

  • External stakeholder management

- Effectively manage relationships and communication with third party tax advisors, external (statutory) auditors and tax authorities or other governmental bodies as relevant for tax affairs of the JDE group of 

legal entities in Asia (e.g. the Malaysian Investment Development Authority).

Education

Master’s degree in Tax law, Fiscal Economics or a relevant Financial education, with understanding of accounting

Experience

Must have:

- A minimum of 6-8 years of relevant international and regional tax experience, obtained in an international tax advisory practice;

- Hands on in an independent, proactive, dedicated, solution oriented and responsible manner

- Strong communication skills at different levels

- Able to earn trust quickly, understand and value diversity and individual differences;

- Able to drive improvement through people and align an organization in a new and challenging direction;

- Team player;

Fluent in English, and Excellent writing skills.


Closing on 26 Feb 2021

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