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VP, Tax Lead

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Investment Services
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  10203

 

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 to provide support for Public Markets as a Vice President.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Tax Support to GIC’s Public Investments global asset classes

 

  • Delivers early stage tax support as investment teams explore the viability of new opportunities.
  • Monitors changes in tax laws or administrative practice and analyse implications to GIC investments with effective communication to the relevant internal stakeholders
  • Proactively identifies opportunities such as obtaining tax exemption/ relief at source or more timely receipt of tax refunds, including managing tax compliance obligations
  • Provide tax support to investment teams on deals to ensure tax risks and opportunities are well understood, monitors the quality of final technical advice/opinions, and tax ruling submissions and, if necessary, gets involved to resolve service issues with advisors.
  • Review tax aspects of new investments as part of relevant working group.
  • Maintains tax knowledge pertinent to asset classes that invest across the spectrum of Public Markets investments and leverage a network of external advisors to monitor for changes of tax law or administrative practice. Effectively communicates changes of law to investment departments that could impact current or future investments.
  • Proactively identifies best in class tax advisors to support the specific needs of the investment teams. On-boards advisors, maintains relationships, and monitors performance to advisors deliver to GIC’s service and value expectations.
  • Leads projects to automate Public Markets tax processes, reporting and analytics. 
  • Assists other team member with ad-hoc tax projects, as required.
  • Collaborates with investments teams and other Corporate Services departments to ensure that the ongoing tax management of investments across the globe meets GIC’s needs. Identifies improvements and recommends pragmatics solutions.
     

 

   2.   Broader cross-functional support

 

  • Contributes knowledge of GIC’s Public Markets issues to the delivery of tax risk reporting to the Board, management committees, and various internal stakeholders.
  • Maintains high standards of effective oral and written communications to internal stakeholders to ensure ease of understanding the relevance to the business.
  • Assists the tax compliance team in interfacing with the Public Markets investment departments to ensure that GIC’s tax compliance obligations are met.
  • Actively contributes to the Tax team’s knowledge and technology resources, and shares ideas/information with peers.
  • Leads special projects and initiatives for the Public Markets tax team.
  • Strong team player who is able to work effectively with colleagues across GIC.
  • Builds the trust of the investment departments and operations groups that are directly supported.
  • Develops, maintains, and manages key individuals across the relevant Corporate Services groups.
  • Collaborates with peers in the Tax team to leverage team knowledge and experience.
  • Promotes collaboration and issue resolution within and across teams.

 

Requirements

 

  • A minimum of 10 years’ income tax experience, with significant international and Public Markets tax experience.
  • A law degree with a major in Tax or holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, or comparable professional credentials.
  • Experience in the investment industry is an asset, but not required.
  • Demonstrates writing skills, strong analytical skills, creativity in written presentations materials, and strong oral presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities within cross-functional teams.
  • 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 a proven skill 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.
  • Is energized by ideas, experiences, and will encourage a learning environment.
  • Has strong impact and influencing skills, with the ability to influence people with a personal style and finesse, rather than authority.
  • 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.