As Lead Tax Specialist, this role will play an integral part within APAC Indirect Tax Team for GE Gas Power Business, managing GE's affiliates tax operations across numerous countries mainly in Southeast Asia. This role is responsible for managing indirect tax compliance regarding multiple GE entities meantime focusing particularly on indirect tax analysis, review, and tax audit meantime assisting APAC indirect tax leader on the project management as needed.
Roles and Responsibilities
Liaise with local business tax teams with regard to indirect tax compliance work (VAT/GST/SST/WHT) for numerous countries mainly in Southeast Asia and be the interface between finance teams and other functions, if any, regarding
Provide training courses and guidance for tax return preparer and other accounting functions to improve tax compliance.
Keep abreast with the latest development of local tax law, and provide advice and guidance on indirect tax queries from internal customers and outsourced tax service provider, as well as training for staff awareness.
Manage internal and external audits with leveraging tax expertise and analytic thinking required to solve tax issue and queries raised from tax authority.
Must ensure that all legal entities meet filing obligations on timely & accurate basis.
Manage indirect tax account reconciliations and ensure that the tax balances are well supported with work papers.
Understand, communicate, and explain variance drivers with different stakeholders from other functional teams during indirect tax operations.
Assist APAC indirect tax leader on tax operating simplification and standardization across processes and countries and participate in projects associated with indirect tax as needed (e.g. audit preparation, process improvement, acquisitions/disposals, new SAP deployment.)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting/Finance or equivalent
Written and verbal fluency in English
3-5 years work experience or in similar capacity in a Global Business / Shared Service Center, MNC or auditing firm in a compliance focus role
Strong expertise in indirect tax processes, compliance, tax accounting of southeast indirect tax operations as well as contributing to project management
Good working knowledge in a multinational environment
Flexible approach with a strong team spirit
Excellent analytical skills & ability to technically discuss with local/regional business controllers, country Stat & Tax leader, local tax Leaders and auditors where necessary,
Effective interpersonal skills and highly professional style with the ability to develop professional relationship with internal/external tax auditors, and other business stakeholders
Experienced with accounting systems
Knowledgeable of intermediate to advance MS Excel, Tableau, SAP, Uniform, etc.
Relocation Assistance Provided: No
Unconscious bias training
Remote work policy
Part time policy
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