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AVP, Indirect Tax


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Investment Services Private Markets & Finance
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  10524

Investment Services Private Market and Finance Department 


The Investment Services Private Market and Finance (ISPVMF) Department is responsible for investment services for the private market and financial management across the GIC group. It is responsible for providing operations and reporting support to the private market business of GIC as well as budgeting, accounting, payment processing, cash management, tax and financial & management reporting services to all departments, corporate management companies and the global offices of the GIC group. It is involved in deal structuring and closing, transaction processing, administration and accounting of investment holding companies, review of financial controls for asset operations, cash & securities reconciliation, valuation and financial reporting for assets under management, and external debt financing.


We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our Tax team an Assistant Vice President (AVP) supporting on Indirect Tax matters within the Enterprise Tax function. This role will report to the Vice President (VP), Enterprise Tax Lead.



  1. Indirect Tax Support on GIC’s business


  • Monitors changes in tax laws or administrative practice and analyse implications to GIC with effective communication to the relevant internal stakeholders;
  • Responsible for indirect tax compliance program to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations. This includes managing any indirect tax audits/ queries, relationship with local tax authorities and working with internal stakeholders and external tax agents, where indirect tax compliance (e.g. GST/VAT tax filings) is outsourced;
  • Provide tax advisory support in areas of indirect tax/transactional taxes to ensure tax risks and opportunities are well understood, monitor the quality of final technical advice/opinions, and tax ruling submissions and, if necessary, gets involved to resolve service issues with advisors;
  • Leads and co-ordinates indirect tax initiatives/ projects;
  • Leads projects to automate Indirect tax processes, reporting and analytics; and
  • Supports the roll out of training within GIC to increase tax awareness and effectively enable them to understand tax issues relevant to their department.


  1. Broader cross-functional support


  • Supports and operationalize the Enterprise Tax team’s work to advance initiatives in areas of Tax Governance and Tax Technology;
  • Collaborates with peers in the Tax team to leverage team knowledge and experience;
  • Actively participate in process improvements that create efficiencies and support the building of capabilities  to meet business needs;
  • Contributes knowledge of GIC’s Indirect tax issues in the delivery of tax risk reporting to the Board, management committees, and various internal stakeholders;
  • Leads other projects and initiatives for the Enterprise Tax team, as required; and
  • Promotes collaboration and issue resolution within and across teams.




  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant tax experience, with some cross-border tax experience.
  • Demonstrates good writing skills, strong analytical skills, creativity in written presentations materials, and strong oral presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates an ability to think broadly about tax information, think through problems strategically, assess a variety of factors, and recommend a solution.
  • Can adapt to communication styles based upon the audience and has ability to synthase complex technical concepts into plain language for non-specialist audiences.
  • Has strong organizational/project management skills and the ability to efficiently progress multiples assignments.
  • 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 pragmatic solutions.
  • Good team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Is energized by ideas, experiences, and will thrive in a learning environment.
  • Is a continuous learner, who stays on top of business trends and tax technical changes.
  • Flexible and able to work autonomously.



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.