Asia Pacific Tax Center, Indirect Tax Manager

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Competitive salary
21 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
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Asia Pacific Tax Center, Indirect Tax Manager

Our Asia Pacific Tax Center ("APTC") operates as a team of highly experienced tax professionals from across Asia Pacific who focus on delivering efficient and effective resources to companies in the region. The APTC forms part of the Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) which is tasked with the sales, implementation, governance and delivery of multi-country compliance service. Our goal is to improve quality, manage risk, create efficiency and drive value. Our market leading approach combines standard and efficient processes, highly effective tools and an extensive network of local tax and accounting professionals, in more than 140 countries. Our clients benefit from an integrated, consistent, and flexible quality service to address direct and indirect tax compliance, statutory accounting and financial reporting, and tax accounting.

The Opportunity

Join our fast-growing Asia-Pacific Tax Center team as an Indirect Tax Manager, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where y ou will have the opportunity to work on EY's largest multi-country client engagements. We deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines, with major hubs in Malaysia, Singapore, India and Philippines.

Your key responsibilities
As an Indirect Tax Manager in the Asia-Pacific Tax Center, you will be managing a portfolio of clients where you are the process owner for the Indirect tax compliance outsourced to EY, including :

  • Act as single point of contact towards our client's tax manager or director in APAC and report to the responsible senior manager/director/partner in EY
  • Lead and coach the central client serving team and manage the relationship with our other teams/offices involved supporting this client
  • Set-up and drive standard processes and monitor global metrics
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, manage financials and coordinate services
  • Review progress of operational and continuous improvement targets.
  • Review end-to-end process improvement suggestions; integrate and track agreed-upon process changes
  • Report service performance and escalation status; develop corrective action plans
  • Conduct monthly update calls and meetings
  • Identify issues and opportunities to continuously improve the indirect tax compliance processes
  • Supervise coach and lead junior and senior team members
  • Broaden the relationship network with existing clients and participate in commercial initiatives together with senior manager/director/partners
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with other sub-service lines and identify and facilitate cross-selling opportunities
  • Proposing improvement possibilities to raise effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes.

In addition, you will get a chance to work on one or more strategic initiatives we define in terms of:

  • Process: standardization, centralization, design new services, legislative updates, etc.
  • Technology: automation, data analytics, dashboarding, etc.
  • People: training program, career development, recruitment, etc.
  • Go to market: position new services, marketing of existing services, etc.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player with project management capabilities
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • A desire to learn and develop into the role
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A Bachelor/Master degree
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience in APAC indirect tax compliance, either in industry or with other service providers.
  • Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting and corporate tax compliance.
  • Basic understanding of IT/ERP systems and indirect tax reporting solutions

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Fluent in English - written and spoken. Any additional language is an asset
  • Excellent communication across cultures and within a virtual working environment

What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you're ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers
EY offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your work experience where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, where this may be needed, guided by our FWA Policy. Plus, we offer:
• Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
• Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
• The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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