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Indirect Tax Advisor

Indirect Tax Advisor


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  • Job Type Full Time
  • Category Finance & Accounting
  • Closing Date 21, Oct 2018
  • Location Thailand

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Job Description

Formulate and implement indirect tax strategies, initiatives, guidelines, controls and procedures for tax, finance and business staff to ensure Shell conducts business efficiently, in line with Thai indirect tax laws and practices, and in accordance with both Shell Group Business Principles and Shell Group Tax PoliciesManage the provision of quality and timely indirect tax advice for all major Thai business transactions and projects, making recommendations that are objective, practical, technically appropriate, and supportive of the business objectives, while balancing between maximising opportunities and minimising exposuresEnsure effective management, support and implementation of any new / changes in indirect tax legislation in Thailand, including the provision of pro-active advice and information to business, project teams and other key stakeholders, as well as supporting the design, enhancement and testing of appropriate systems and processes based on standard global Shell practicesMonitor, enhance, review and ensure effective controls over Thai indirect tax mattersEnsure establishment of clear accountabilities for Thai indirect tax compliance and other processes that are performed outside the Tax Function (e.g. FO organisation)Ensure timely and accurate submission of indirect tax returns (including any other related information, schedules etc. as required or requested by the relevant authorities) that are under the control of the Managed Indirect Tax Function and/or the businessEnsure that all Thailand indirect tax exposures with an impact on Group Tax reporting are properly reviewed, monitored, reported and managedProvide support to the other indirect tax teams in the Region as and when requestedMonitor and influence legislative developments in Thailand which have a direct tax impact on Shell Companies in ThailandRepresent Shell effectively at Government Departments and within industry and professional organisations concerning indirect tax matters in lobbying and shaping legislative and tax policy changesManage the relationships with the relevant Thai tax and customs authoritiesEnsure effective management of all indirect tax queries, audits, challenges, disputes, risk reviews and other interactions with the respective Thai tax and customs authoritiesStimulate and develop indirect tax awareness and training to the businesses and functions via indirect tax presentations, seminars, indirect tax alertness programme and round table discussions to enable business to recognise and consider the effects of indirect tax laws in their business decisionsRequirements
  • Extensive knowledge of Thailand indirect tax law and practice
  • Able to undertake role effectively with only a limited need for supervision.
  • Recognised professional qualification and member of a recognised accounting or other relevant professional body.
  • Highly effective team player.
  • Effective communicator of complex indirect tax issues both verbally and in writing (Thai and English).
  • Good understanding of the RDS corporate structure and governance processes.
  • Effective task prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to evaluate indirect tax risks, balance risks with business objectives, and propose decisions that are objective, practical, technically sound and supportive of the business.
  • Good negotiation skills and effective at influencing others within and outside of Shell Tax.
  • Ability to adapt to new or changing circumstances and ambiguous or pressurised situations.
  • Demonstrates imagination and creativity in the evaluation of issues and development of possible solutions.
  • Effective at helping to manage the relationship with the fiscal authority for the benefit of Shell.