AVP/VP Tax, Public Markets

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Investment Services Private Markets
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15582

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.

 

Tax

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/VP Tax, Public Markets?

Reporting to the SVP, Enterprise Tax, the individual will predominantly support GIC’s public capital market investments across the globe.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Provide tax advice and support to GIC’s global public market investments

 

  • Provide targeted tax advice and support to relevant stakeholders on GIC’s global public market investments, including tax treaty interpretation and related practices.
  • Monitor and keep abreast to changes in tax laws, processes and administrative practices by leveraging on a network of external advisors and service providers. Analyze and communicate the impact of such changes on GIC’s current and future investments to the relevant internal stakeholders effectively.
  • Manage and organize requisite periodic tax filings with various tax authorities, ensuring statutory deadlines are met.
  • Manage effectively and seek avenues for increased efficiencies relating to the application of withholding taxes on GIC’s global investments, including the securing of exemptions, relief or refunds.
  • Pro-actively identify best-in-class tax advisors to support the specific requirements of investment teams and fulfill statutory obligations. On-board advisors, maintain relationships and monitor performance to ensure that advisors deliver to GIC’s service and value expectations.
  • Prepare and deliver tax reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain up-to-date tax documentation with respect to GIC’s public market investments
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for efficiencies by leveraging technological tools and solutions to streamline workflows and processes.

 

  1. Build and maintain strong relationships both within and outside of GIC

 

  • Develop, maintain and manage relationships with key individuals within GIC (i.e. Investment Services Public Markets, Legal and Compliance, and other Corporate Services departments) as well as outside of GIC (i.e. Clients, tax advisors and service providers).
  • Build and garner the trust and support of investment teams.
  • Work effectively with colleagues across GIC, tax advisors and service providers.
  • Promote collaboration and resolution of issues within and across teams.

 

 What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role? 

  • At least 5 to 10 years of international tax and relevant operational tax experience.
  • An accounting/commerce or law 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 own communication style to different audiences.
  • Demonstrates strong writing, analytical and oral presentation skills.
  • Has strong organizational/project management skills and the ability to progress multiples assignments independently and efficiently.
  • 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.
  • Experience in performing reconciliation of the expected to actual reclaims withholding tax in a timely and accurate manner with the use of tooling.
  • 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:

https://gic.careers/group/investment-services-private-markets/

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.