Indirect Tax Manager

Indirect Tax Manager

Nestle AG
7-10 years
Not Specified

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Position Snapshot

Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MY
Company: Nestl Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
7 years of experience

Position Summary

Joining Nestl means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage Company in the world. At our very core, we are a human environment - passionate people driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. A Nestle career empowers you to make an impact locally and globally, as you are provided with the opportunity to make a mark and stand out, as long as you seek it. With Nestle, you are enabled and encouraged to grow not only as professionals, but also as people.

We are looking for aTax Manager to create, protect and optimize value in the context of Nestls business objectives by assisting Group Tax Manager in managing indirect tax projects and audits. Responsible for ensuring compliance of both indirect taxes via quality review of work, monitoring compliance, and creating awareness. Provide Indirect Tax advisory, compliance and monitoring support in the management of a wide range of indirect tax related risks/ opportunities.

A day in the life of...

. Withholding tax: Monitoring the Withholding tax (WHT) compliance and payment done by outsourced tax services, and coordinate filing of WHT documents to avoid tax penalty. Provide advice and guidance on withholding tax queries from internal customers and outsourced tax services, as well as training for staff awareness.
. Tax value creation and awareness: Assist Group Tax Manager and articipate in projects associated with indirect tax as needed (e.g. audit preparation, process improvement, acquisitions/ disposals, new SAP deployments), including leading indirect tax projects as identified. Keep abreast with the latest development of SST/GST law and advise impact to business. Ensure standard routines relating to indirect tax are updated and maintained accurately. Re-train stakeholders and outsourced tax teams on indirect tax knowledge as needed.
. Tax audit and advisory : Prepare papers, appeals and defense of the company's stand, follow up with Customs/ IRAS on disputed tax matters and provide advice to internal customers on correct indirect tax treatment (e.g. on HS Code application, sales tax exemptions, withholding taxes). Answer queries/ correspondence from Customs/ IRAS etc. Manage Customs/ GST audits and monitoring of tasks done by outsourced indirect tax services. Help to resolve transactional queries from other business functions and prevent avoidable issues for the future.
. Compliance reporting: Review for accuracy and monitor sales tax, service tax and imported service tax returns & payment for Malaysia, and quarterly GST returns for Singapore. Review and check procedures to ensure maintenance of Sales Tax master data for Nestl manufactured finished goods is accurate.
. Tax Planning & Exemptions: Monitoring of application and reporting of duties & Sales Tax exemption/ drawback for (i) raw and packing materials, and (ii) importation of plant & machinery. Liasing with internal & external parties (e.g. Supply Chain, Procurement, Royal Malaysian Customs Department) on tariff codes for purchases and identify potential exemptions. Review to ensure proper maintenance and documentation of exemption claims for discharge with the Customs authorities, checking for reasonableness and potential challenges.

What will make you successful

. Strong business acumen and finance (including accounting) knowledge.
. Experienced in managing relationships and in engagings / advocating with authorities. Successfully completed some tax appeals and/or audits settlements with Customs/ IRB/ IRAS.
. 7 years indirect taxation work experience in public accounting firm and/or FMCG.
. Good knowledge of Indirect taxes such as tariff classification, customs valuation, GST and related tax codes.
. Good knowledge of withholding tax laws to provide withholding tax advice.

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About Nestle AG

As the world’s largest food and beverage company we are driven by a simple aim: unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. To deliver on this, we serve with passion, with a spirit of excellence, offering products and services for all stages of life, every moment of the day, helping people care for themselves and their families. Our culture is based on our values rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for the future.

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