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The successful candidate will report to the Ventures & Acquisitions (V&A) Tax Lead in Growth Markets and primarily support the Market Unit (MU) Tax Leads in managing the tax aspects of Accenture’s V&A/ complex client engagements in the South-east Asia (SEA), Greater China & Japan region. In addition, the candidate will also be required to drive the tax aspects of the post-acquisition integration process for acquisitions made by Accenture.
The role requires the ability to work effectively within the Growth Markets Tax team, interact with both tax and non-tax colleagues, obtain and manage the input of external advisors and efficiently implement the projects assigned.
The role includes:
Leading the tax due diligence process for potential Targets, identifying material tax risks and corresponding mitigation options, in order to ensure Accenture’s interests are protected and any tax/transactional risks are managed
Providing tax advice for undertaking acquisitions which address areas such as funding, identification of appropriate acquisition vehicles, post-acquisition integration steps
Working collaboratively to provide tax inputs on transaction documents to Accenture’s Legal and Corporate Development teams
Leading the process, from a tax standpoint, of integrating the Target’s operations with Accenture on successful completion of an acquisition
Advising on tax efficient structures for Accenture’s complex client engagements which would cover analysis of corporate tax, transaction tax, withholding taxes, VAT/ GST considerations for such engagements
Soliciting and managing the input of external professional advisors for the above purposes
Assisting the Area Tax teams in Greater China, Japan & SEA region on tax compliance, controversy and reporting on a need basis
Support Growth Markets Tax team in the successful implementation of global initiatives across the region.
A recognized tax qualification. Experience in Transaction/ V&A/ M&A taxation. The job requires a minimum background of 6 years tax experience, either as a tax professional in a Big 4 tax department, V&A tax team (M&A tax) or with a multinational business. In addition, the job requires the following attributes:
Strong analytical and technical skills;
Good written and verbal communication skills in English; ability to communicate in Chinese and/or Japanese will be an advantage;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Ability to work as part of a team; and
Ability to work independently in a virtual work environment.
Education: CA / CPA (or tax specialized certification)
Computer Skills: Experience with Microsoft word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook, and SAP (advantage).
You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
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