Agoda is hiring an

International Tax Manager

Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Thailand
Overview:

Agoda.com is one of the largest online hotel and accommodation platforms in the world. Offering over 700,000 properties in 197 different destinations in 38 languages, our globe-spanning network of travel experts are at the cutting edge of an industry that is rapidly transforming the way the world travels. We employ more than 2,000 travel professionals of 67 nationalities in 35+ locations around the world. We have our operating headquarters in Bangkok, where our top team resides, and where we have more than 1000 professionals.

Reports to the Tax Director.  Supports the Tax Team in all tax advisory matters for the organization to ensure efficient and compliant tax outcomes for the Agoda Group of Companies.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Tax Director in identifying tax planning opportunities and coordinating with external advisors (as appropriate) to develop and implement solutions for the organization.
  • Keep abreast of tax law changes and proactively research and communicate implications of such changes to the business.
  • Communicate and present tax planning ideas clearly and confidently to Senior Management and key stakeholders.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with internal departments to gather information and understand business transactions to ensure proper tax treatment.
  • Provide insightful advice to concerned parties with respect to direct and indirect taxes to ensure effective decision making and minimize potential business risks that may occur.
  • Identify transactions that have tax implications, conduct tax research, and be proficient in interpreting and applying the tax laws, regulations and cases to specific transactions and factual situations.
  • Ownership of the Group’s Transfer Pricing documentation; liaise with external advisors to ensure intercompany transactions are properly structured.
  • Assist in reviewing legal contracts and other documents to ensure that they are in accordance with the appropriate tax principles and also in line with the Company’s business objectives.
  • Handle tax audits/queries/investigations/litigations with local tax authorities.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all government (tax) agencies.
  • Assist with special ad-hoc tax projects, as assigned by Tax Director.
  • Assist in reviewing work performed by Tax Team members.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Master degree in Business, Taxation or Law required
  • Certified accountant/certified tax adviser/equivalent (a plus)
  • 8-10 years of experience in a multinational tax environment, Big 4 / Top law firm experience highly regarded
  • Experience in advising international tax and tax planning/structuring
  • Strong knowledge of international tax laws, both direct and indirect taxes, and experience with managing international tax projects
  • Familiarity with international tax developments such as BEPS, MAAL, DPT, etc.
  • Experience with e-commerce (a plus)
  • Ability to work independently and productively
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English
  • Good computer literacy (MS Office package)
  • E-commerce or travel industry experience a plus

Competencies/skills:

 

  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (externally and internally);
  • Adaptable to new technologies, quick learner;
  • Team leader and team player;
  • Professional “get it done” attitude and work ethic;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Highly disciplined work habits;
  • Energetic and driven personality;
  • Adapts well to and is energized by change;
  • Creative and Innovative.

 

About Agoda:

Agoda.com is Asia’s leading online travel agency and we are always looking for the best talent available. By joining Agoda, you will become part of a truly international team, with leading experts of different backgrounds (consultants, media agencies and recent graduates) coming from 70+ countries around the world.

 

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