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Regional Tax Manager

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Date: 31-Jan-2019

Location: Biopolis, 05, SG

Company: Tate & Lyle

Purpose of Role:


The interests of Tate & Lyle consist of operations in many corporate entities across 4 regions.  The ASPAC region currently consists of entities in Singapore, Australia, China and Japan. These companies all have statutory tax compliance obligations together with tax planning and financial reporting needs. The role therefore involves the direct management of the tax affairs of the ASPAC Group and the indirect involvement of the tax compliance and reporting obligations of the ASPAC Group to ensure that all these interests are managed to minimise the overall tax cost and the tax risk to the Group.   


The Regional Tax Manager’s role is primarily responsible for corporate income tax compliance, the reporting of tax, monitoring and management of tax risk, and assisting in the implementation of tax strategy for the ASPAC Group.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for corporate income tax compliance affairs of the ASPAC Group, in conjunction with local tax advisors
  • Responsibility for local reporting of tax for AOP, Forecast, Interim and Full Year
  • Tax processes and improvements / “SOX type” control environment. These matters underpin our tax risk management which needs a framework to address
  • Ensure property and plant and machinery processes and controls are embedded within the local tax function and that the business is able to deliver the tax information requirements to an acceptable standard.
  • Conclude the compliance ‘clear-up’ on any historical tax position and ensure that the ASPAC entities have the necessary information to settle matters.
  • Address specific tax exposures (e.g. transfer pricing; permanent establishment) and develop a mechanism to properly monitor the applicability of these rules going forward.
  • Monitor and influence as appropriate the local tax developments in the region
  • Actively support the ASPAC teams with regard to commercial and operational strategies being pursued by the business



Knowledge/ Skills/ Experience


The key requirements include:

  • Taxation and financial background including relevant professional qualifications.
  • A good understanding of tax accounting and reporting.
  • Experience of tax within the ASPAC region and a general understanding of international tax planning
  • Inter-personal skills in dealing with senior executives, company advisors and other staff.
  • Technical knowledge and aptitude to interpret communicate and apply tax law.
  • Skill and experience of understanding the tax consequences of acquisitions and disposals and ensuring correct implementation of planning proposals.
  • Understanding of business and commercial environment in which the business units operate.

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