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Singapore Indirect Tax Manager

Job ID S_D-0455978
Job type Full-time Regular
Work country Singapore
Posted 12-Jan-2012
Work city Singapore
Job area Operations (all other)
Travel Unknown at this time
Job category Finance
Business unit Finance Sector
Job role Tax Professional
Job role skillset General
Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs only No

Job description
Job Description of Singapore Indirect Tax Manager are as follows:-
• Manage all spectrum of indirect tax compliance (including but not limited to VAT returns and internal reporting packages), as well as provide advisory support for all IBM entities in Singapore;
• Manage indirect tax assessments and tax audits, including interface with tax authorities on relevant indirect tax issues;
• Track GST legislation changes in Singapore and optimize tax opportunities for the company, and update business units and function units on the applicable regulatory changes that impact them;
• Work with Accounting on FAS 5 Reporting;
• Ensure the timely and accurate lodgment of indirect tax returns, including VAT returns and/or other information as required by tax authorities for all IBM entities in Singapore;
• Ensure all IBM entities in Singapore are compliant with quarterly SOX and other internal control requirements;

• Provide practical advice to the business, supporting functions and AP/Corporate on financial and tax operational issues, which include, but are not limited to system/ process set-ups, business model flows, local/ cross border transactions;

• Provide guidance to Singapore Indirect Tax staff;

• Lead and manage indirect tax projects as and when required; and

• Conduct training and education sessions to Tax and other departments, as and when required

Required Skills
• A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in a tax environment, including substantial experience with a Big Four firm or reputable MNC;

• Commercial working experience in MNC is a must;

• Thorough knowledge and experience in Singapore GST law and practices;

• Experience in other indirect tax laws (e.g. Australia, Europe VAT) will be favourably regarded, but is not essential;

• Working knowledge in FAS 5 concepts;

• Able to translate technical decisions/ strategies into business terms and implications;

• A self starter who can work both independently, and also lead, or act as part of a team;

• Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, work well under pressure and take ownership of projects; and

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Bachelor's Degree
At least 3 years experience in Tax with a Big 4 Accounting Firm or reputable MNC
At least 2 years experience in Tax Compliance
English: Fluent

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