The Tax Lead will ensure that all Direct Tax compliance process is properly executed by Finance Operations and use Continuous Improvement Methodology to optimize the team and the process from efficiency and effectiveness perspective.
This position will report to the Head of Tax Filing and Reporting and will liaise with the respective businesses based across various geographical locations in Latin America.
The Tax Lead role also involves individual contributor responsibilities, primarily as a reviewer of a limited number of high complex / material legal entities.
It requires very good stakeholder management skills and understanding of Direct Tax compliance activity and Group Reporting.
Ability to understand, manage and provide oversight of various applications along with delivery of training to the team is also an integral and a key part to the position.
Lead Direct Tax Team
Develop both functional and leadership skills in the team required to support the tax function and the business in the Direct Tax compliance process
Review and ensure on time and accurate tax calculation and reporting of Quarterly Direct Tax Provisions and monthly advance tax payments
Understand Group Accounting and Reporting changes and enable incorporation of changes in the process as may be relevant
Optimize the direct tax compliance process
Ensure succession and knowledge retention in Direct Tax team
Support quarterly and annual audit support (internal, external and Tax Authorities)
Ensure Quarterly submission of direct tax key performance indicators
Build excellent relations and communication channels with stakeholders (internal and external) ensuring effective communication
Strengthening the business relationship through regular update calls, documenting the same, identifying action items and follow-up to the closure
Keep track of all changes on local legislation or business changes that could impact any of the taxes in scope and proactively communicate
Identify and implement opportunities to continuously improve processes which enable to deliver on efficiency and effectiveness targets
Responsibility for direct tax document retention in line with the company's policy and local legal and fiscal requirements
Ensuring compliance with standard streamline direct tax compliance process and controls
Align with Tax Manual Notes (TMN) and other company guidelines
Contribute to updating and maintenance of Key Tax Assumptions and work instructions & training framework
Review and ensure that roles and responsibilities for direct tax matters are up to date
University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Law required
MBA, ACCA, CIMA certificates will be an asset
Minimum of 6+ years’ work experience in various financial positions (tax, accounting, finance)
Minimum of 4+ years’ work experience in tax compliance or advisory
Strong knowledge and experience in tax accounting, direct tax compliance or advisory
Knowledge of controls, standard processes and guidelines, and accounting principles
Highly developed analytical skills with perceptive and clear think strategic abilities
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels including communication with senior stakeholders
Strong leadership skills proved by managing various teams
Knowledge of various ERP systems and MS Office skills
Experience of working in a virtual environment
Strong and proved experience in project management
Fluent English language is a must
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