AVP, Direct Tax


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Investment Services Private Markets
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15524

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 offices around the world, we invest in more than 40 countries globally across asset classes and businesses. Working at GIC gives you exposure to an extraordinary network of the world’s industry leaders. As a leading global long-term investor, we Work at the Point of Impact for Singapore’s financial future, and the communities we invest in worldwide.


Investment Services Private Markets

We manage deal structuring, due diligence and closing. We provide financial operations to GIC’s private equity, infrastructure, and real estate assets, as well as tax structuring, corporate holding structures, valuations, and financial reporting.



You will help to provide tax support to the GIC group and investments made by GIC. Our coverage includes enterprise tax, public markets, and private markets tax.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that provides investment services on private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and cross-strategy investments. 


What will you do as a AVP, Direct Tax?

Reporting to the SVP, Enterprise Tax, the individual will predominantly support GIC’s direct tax matters.



  •  Responsible for GIC’s direct tax matters. This includes (i) preparing/reviewing direct tax returns, (ii) managing tax audits/queries, (iii) articulating the tax risks and opportunities to the internal stakeholders, (iv) managing relationships with local tax authorities and tax advisors, and (v) assist in resolving service issues with advisors (if required);
  • Monitor changes in tax laws or administrative practice and analyse implications to GIC with effective communication to the relevant internal stakeholders;
  • Provide tax advisory support on Enterprise tax matters (focusing mainly on direct tax) to ensure tax risks and opportunities are well understood, monitor the quality of final technical advice/opinions, and tax ruling submissions;
  • Manage and co-ordinates Enterprise Tax’s initiatives/ projects;
  • Actively participate in process improvements that create efficiencies and support the building of capabilities to meet business needs;
  • Support in the delivery of tax risk reporting to the Board, management committees, and various internal stakeholders;
  • Support the roll out of trainings within GIC to increase tax awareness and understanding of tax issues relevant to the GIC business where required;
  • Participate in the Tax team’s technology initiatives to digitaize business processes and effectively leverage available technology tools; and
  • Build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships within the Tax team and across other GIC departments.


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?  

    • At least 7 years of relevant tax experience, with relevant international tax experiences. Prior experience in a commercial setting preferred
    • An accounting/commerce degree with tax knowledge and/or holds the Chartered Accountant (CA) designation or comparable professional credentials
    • A strong team player who displays teamwork and collaboration
    • A strong communicator who is able to adapt communication styles based on the audience
    • Demonstrates strong writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
    • Has strong organizational skills and the ability to progress multiple assignments efficiently and independently
    • Has excellent attention to detail and consistently high levels of accuracy
    • Demonstrates personal initiative, strives to innovate and build best practices, but is highly attuned to the need for practical solutions
    • Demonstrates an ability to think broadly about tax information, think through problems strategically, assess a variety of factors, and recommend a pragmatic solution
    • Strong end-user computing skills and works well in digitalized environment
    • Exemplifies GIC’s PRIME values and strives toward agility, ambition, and diversity


Work at the Point of Impact

We need to be forward-looking to attract the right people to help us become the Leading Global Long-term Investor. Join our ambitious, agile, and diverse teams - be empowered to push boundaries and pursue innovative ideas, share your views, and be heard. Be anchored on our PRIME Values: Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence, which guides us in how we make our day-to-day decisions. We strive to inspire. To make an impact.


Flexibility at GIC

At GIC, our offices are vibrant hubs for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection. At the same time, we believe that flexibility allows us to do our best work and be our best selves. Thus, our teams come into the office four days per week to harness the benefits of in-person collaboration, but have the flexibility to choose which days they work from home and adjust this arrangement as situational needs arise.


GIC is an equal opportunity employer

GIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


Learn more about our Investment Services Private Markets Department here:


Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.