Tax Consultant - Corporate Tax

KPMG Corporate Practice offers a broad range of professional services which include effective tax compliance and advisory services to our corporate clients. We assist multi-national companies and local companies in managing their corporate tax efficiently. Our corporate tax professionals as a team of experienced professionals are dedicated to advising corporate clients who are undertaking domestic and international transactions, mergers, and acquisitions, investments etc on any tax issue which may arise.

Responsibilities :
• Complete drafting statutory accounts, compile information required to draft statutory disclosures, co-ordinate completion of tax disclosures, supporting external financial statement audit, prepare GAAP adjustments and and resolve queries raised.
• Coordinate and monitor the completion of statutory audit to enable compliance against statutory deadlines
• Perform the Group’s Tax reporting process, including organising deliverables key stakeholders, calculating material GAAP adjustments and preparing tax computations. 
• Co-ordinate corporate tax compliance processes 
 Analyze tax sensitive account codes to determine tax treatment
 Source data required for the tax return not derived from the General Ledger or Fixed Asset register (e.g. information required to calculate R&D tax credit).
 Resolve queries raised during tax return process and perform review of draft tax return. 
 Estimate forecast profitability for the purposes of estimating interim tax payments
 Monitor the tax accounts and reconcile balances back to tax authority records and submitted tax returns. 
 Prepare withholding tax clearances and other ad hoc tax filings required. 
 Monitor tax risks and review quarterly risk questionnaire
• Prepare Indirect Tax and statistical returns
 Sales, purchase and miscellaneous transaction review including invoice sampling;
 Resolution of exception items;
 Correction of errors found, including any consequent GL postings;
 Trend analysis;
 Clear and complete documentation of the above
• Gathering relevant financial information to calculate relevant intra group pricing of products and services according to transfer pricing framework
• Carry out historical review of legal entity profitability to ensure compliance with Transfer pricing policies, liaising with Global Tax on exceptions and material markets
• Co-ordination of tax and TP audits, liaising with FD in market and Global Tax to provide support in responding to queries and resolving tax disputes.
• Ensuring Market specific document retention requirements relating to statutory reports, taxes and TP are met;
• Engage with stakeholders and external authorities to obtain information in order to meet deliverables
• Manage the statutory audit process liaising with the outsource provider, the market FDs and internal and external audit
• Other support and analysis activities as required to support the needs of Global Tax and/or Market Finance Partners/FDs.
• Validate the accuracy and reasonableness of data for financial and tax reporting
• Seek continuous improvement opportunities for changes to improve efficiency
• Work closely with business contacts not based in KL
• Present statutory and tax deliverables to Finance Directors and other key stakeholders in order to provide them assurance in the quality of deliverables for signature

Requirements :
• ACCA, CIMA or equivalent accounting qualification is preferred
• An understanding of the wider principles of Statutory Reporting, Corporate Tax, Indirect Taxes and Transfer Pricing with demonstrable experience in at least or preferably more of these principles 
• Demonstrate strong fundamentals in accounting knowledge
• Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
• Must be fluent in English – both written and spoken
• SAP experience is an asset
• Excellent business and financial acumen with experience in financial analysis and reporting
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and show initiative
• Financial modeling skills/high level of competence using Excel
• Numeracy, accuracy, attention to detail 
• Ability to communicate at all levels and manage multiple stakeholders 
• Ability to work with dispersed teams and multicultural teams
• Capable of leading change projects