Group Tax Manager

Employer
Airwallex
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Sep 2022
Closes
26 Oct 2022
Ref
16602343
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses growing beyond borders. With one of the world's most powerful payments and banking infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all in one single platform.

Established in 2015 in Melbourne, our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world. Today, Airwallex has a global footprint across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.

Role:
Airwallex is looking for a proactive and motivated Group Tax Manager with extensive hands-on local experience and a global mindset to provide tax advice and supporting documentation, compliance, and reporting for existing businesses and new business initiatives.

This position will be part of a team that works closely with business partners to understand business initiatives, prepare advice on the associated tax implications, provide actionable guidance and requirements for the business, and support reporting and compliance obligations. This role will work be based in Singapore and will closely work with the Group Finance, Group Legal, and global Commercial teams.

To be successful, the candidate must have in-depth tax technical knowledge and practical approach, with experience evaluating and advising on multi-territory business initiatives and complex multi-party transactions.

The candidate will work closely external and stakeholder teams to consider current and future business plans, gather subject matter input, and ensure coordination and execution of tax solutions in a practical and sustainable manner. The candidate must possess the ability to think strategically and holistically to spot risk areas and opportunities, while also engaging in day-to-day details and project management.

The candidate must be comfortable directly liaising with various teams, stakeholders, and regions to gain a deep understanding of business requirements and international expansion plans. The candidate must be able to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex tax concepts and issues in ways that are meaningful and actionable to non-tax professionals.

Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have a combination of experience in direct tax (corporate tax), indirect tax (sales and consumption tax), international tax (withholding tax, permanent establishment) and transfer pricing, with a base knowledge on employment tax and with an ability to identify country-specific nuances.

This position is responsible for delivering the planning, real time coordination, and communication of various tax-related projects, as well as collaborating with regional and local finance teams and business partner contacts. This role requires preparation of appropriate level of documentation or evidentiary support for analyses performed, decisions taken, and conclusions reached for purposes of reporting and compliance. This role also involves management of the preparation of relevant compliance forms and returns.

The ideal candidate would have:
• Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects, and competing priorities - including the ability to work effectively across cross-functional and regional teams
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with functional stakeholders and leadership in different countries, and able to clearly and concisely communicate and interface with all levels of management
• Strong understanding of and practical experience with tax laws and advisory in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas
• Ability to appreciate the 'big picture' and importance of a 'holistic' approach in balancing commercial issues and tax technical positions
• Detail-oriented individual who takes ownership of projects, is organized, possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and can deliver on tight deadlines
• Highly motivated, hard-working, and able to work in an informal, fast paced, and often dynamic environment
• Effective interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and verbal communication skills
• Able to analyse and review statutes, regulations and case laws, and extract data make appropriate recommendations in simple terms
• Experience in direct tax, indirect tax, and transfer pricing issues related to the financial transactions and digital economy would be preferred

What you bring:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or University Degree or equivalent
• Preferably, master's degree in taxation, accounting, or any other related field
• Professional qualification in Tax or Accounting
• Mixture of Big 4 accounting and in-house experience preferred
• Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience, with 1-3 years of managerial experience
• Demonstrated progression in a role within a company
• Strong direct and indirect tax technical knowledge as well as international tax and transfer pricing, and ability to apply them
• Successfully managed complex global projects and demonstrated experience with multiple tax jurisdictions is a must
• Experience in working on M&A transactions, due diligence, or IPO-readiness is preferred
• Non-tax experience (i.e., accounting, audit, finance) in addition to core tax experience is an advantage
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Strong leadership and management skills
• Team player with ability to work with individuals across functions and culture, and from all levels within the organization

At Airwallex you'll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. You'll be offered a competitive salary and we also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen. We organise regular team building events, encourage flexible/remote working and we give our people the freedom to be creative.

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don't regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.

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