Tax - Indirect Tax - Manager/Senior Accountant

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Recruiter
Ernst & Young Hong Kong
Location
Hong Kong
Salary
To Be Discussed
Posted
16 Aug 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Our tax practice revolves around helping our clients effectively manage their tax obligations proactively and responsibly. As part of a global team of 35,000 tax professionals in 150 countries, you will advise clients on planning, compliance and reporting wherever the client has needs. Our unwavering commitment to quality service and our technical networks enable you to help clients reduce inefficiencies, mitigate risk and improve opportunities within their tax functions. Groups (or, as we call them - sub-service lines) within Tax include Business Tax Services, Global Compliance and Reporting, Human Capital, Indirect Tax Services, International Tax Services and  Transaction Tax Services.
 
Join our globally integrated team of dedicated indirect tax professionals and you will combine technical knowledge, industry understanding and technologically advanced tools and methodologies to identify risks and sustainable planning opportunities for indirect taxes throughout the tax life cycle at the local level. You will help us provide effective processes, improve day-to-day reporting, reduce attribution errors, reduce cost and ensure indirect taxes are handled correctly in transactions for our clients.
 
With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That's how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

As a Manager/Senior Accountant for Global Trade, Indirect Tax, you will be supporting companies in advising all aspects of their indirect tax functions. We provide assistance in identifying risk areas and sustainable planning opportunities for indirect taxes throughout the tax life cycle, helping clients meet their compliance obligations business goals around the world. We offer a broad array of services including: Customs Valuation, HS Code Classification, Customs Duties and VAT, Free Trade Agreements, First Sale Projects and Data Analytics.
 
In your role you will:

  • Build and maintain a portfolio of indirect tax clients in providing indirect tax projects, facilitating technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken

  • Build relationships both within EY and externally with clients, providing high levels of client service, identifying opportunities and recommending expectations

  • Contribute to winning new work by proactively advising existing clients and contribute to winning new clients

  • Responsible for day-to-day services of client liaison

  • Liaise with clients and advise on all indirect tax issues, including Customs Valuation, HS Code Classification, Customs Duties and VAT, Free Trade Agreements and First Sale Projects

  • Liaise with Customs on clients' behalf to seek agreement on their tax positions

  • Prepare technical memorandums to support indirect tax advisory projects

  • Liaise with other departments e.g. corporate tax, audit 

First sale skills 

  • Ability to communicate and work with clients from all levels within an organization

  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with First Sale clients and their respective suppliers around the Asia region

  • Ability to work independently to conduct First Sale kick off meetings, maintain ongoing dialogues with vendors to complete validation process and respond to queries from other EY offices in a timely manner

  • Attention to details and knowledge in commercial documentation, shipping documentation, costing review, etc.

  • Ability to travel to various locations to meet with first sale suppliers 

To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field

  • A minimum of six years of work experience dealing with customs and indirect tax matters

  • Candidates will less experience will be considered as Senior Accountant

  • Prior experience in first sale project work, either within a professional services organization or in-house environment a plus

  • A team player with the ability to integrate and build effective relationships at all levels

  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further

  • Ability to build strong client relationships

  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral

  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards

  • Client focused and commercially aware

  • Relationship management skills with ability to manage client expectations

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines

  • Contribute to the efficient and successful services of indirect tax services to the client

  • Tax, Accountancy, Customs brokerage or trade related qualification

  • Demonstrate a high technical knowledge level of indirect taxes

  • Manage key client relationships with existing client portfolio

  • Develop business opportunities in order to generate growth within EY