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Tax Analyst

Singapore, SOUTH EAST
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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is looking for an experienced professional who has a solid background in tax and accounting as well as an exceptional track record of tax advisory and compliance, tax transformation and clear drive for execution of complex projects.
You will assume a highly respected and accountable position in IBMs organization and one of the more complex tax positions in the region. The role includes a wide range of responsibilities and provides exciting professional and personal challenges with growth potential for the position holder.
The position is based in Singapore, the country of IBM Asia Pacific headquarters. Together with other members in the team you will be an important member of the tax team responsible for the end to end tax operations in Singapore.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support IBMs Singapore tax operations within the regional and global context and act as a trusted business adviser at all time
  • Drive the whole spectrum of external and internal compliance and end-to-end tax processes including corporate income tax, withholding tax, transfer pricing, employment tax and any other relevant taxes for all entities in Singapore
  • Income tax return preparation, tax advisory, planning, forecasting and reporting as part of the Global Tax organization
  • Cooperate closely with Asia Pacific and Corporate HQs in researching, analyzing and implementing tax planning opportunities and global or regional M&A activities.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and support the tax transformation in Singapore and other countries if applicable
  • Explore and implement digitalization and technology solutions in tax process applying the latest technology trends and leveraging IBM internal SW and HW capabilities.
  • Track tax legislation changes in Singapore and globally and optimize tax opportunities for the company, and update business and internal function units on the applicable regulatory changes that impact them
  • Build the relationship with Accounting and other internal organizations which provide data for tax operations. Administer operating procedures and recommend improvements to ensure the accurate and effective gathering of information from various reporting organizations for compliance reporting and audit purposes
  • Provide practical tax solutions to business units and headquarters on financial and operational issues, which include domestic and cross border transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, etc
  • Interface with local tax authorities and government agencies on assessments, actively support tax audits and any relevant tax issues. Prepare tax memorandums and documents including ruling requests, protests and legal briefs on complex issues which require a board knowledge of tax law. Build good working relationship with the revenue authorities.
  • Coordinate the relationship with external tax or legal advisors where necessary
  • Work with Accounting on FAS 109 reporting
  • Support HQ in various internal reporting including providing analysis on FIN 48 positions, etc
  • Support IBMs SOX compliance activities in Singapore
  • Support internal audits and peer business control reviews
  • Build networks with tax community and IBM leadership team in Singapore


  • A minimum of 6 years relevant experience in tax environment (both income and indirect taxes) including experience with a Big Four Firm or reputable MNC; US MNC would be a benefit
  • Strong tax technical knowledge of compliance and advisory, working knowledge of International tax treaty applications, withholding taxes, transfer pricing and indirect taxes
  • Understanding of IFRS Accounting principles, understanding of US GAAP is a plus
  • Experience in supporting revenue authorities audits across all tax disciplines
  • Working knowledge of Tax implications in IT industry including XaaS, Cloud, SW and HW, leasing transactions, etc is preferred
  • Understanding and working knowledge of robotics programming (RPA) and other Tax process automation tools is preferred
  • Working knowledge of iERP
  • Ability to operate in Agile manner and applying collaboration tools like Trello, Mural, Slack, etc
  • A self starter who can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to translate technical decisions /strategies into business terms and implications
  • Working knowledge in FAS 109 and FIN 48 concepts
  • Candidates must be able to prioritize, multi-task, and take ownership of the projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise
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    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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    About Business Unit
    The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBMs financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk.Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

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    About IBM
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    Location Statement
    For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

    Being You @ IBM
    IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



    • Computers Software and Hardware
    Posted: 2019-11-17 Expires: 2019-12-17

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