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AVP, Enterprise Tax

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Nov 4, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Investment Services Private Market and Finance Department

Investment Services Private Markets & Finance (ISPVMF) 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.

GIC has offices in 11 cities around the world and invests in more than 40 countries globally across a wide range of asset classes and financial products in the public and private markets. The Tax function in ISPVMF is responsible for all tax matters relating to the GIC Group and portfolio. GIC seeks to hire an Assistant Vice President for the Tax function within ISPVMF in Singapore. Reporting to the SVP, Enterprise Tax, the individual will predominantly support the tax governance, indirect tax and transactional taxes across the GIC Group and portfolio companies.


1. Manage and provide tax support for tax governance, indirect tax and transactional tax matters. Your responsibilities may include:
  • Tax Policy: Work with advisors in monitoring the changes in tax laws, policies and administrative practice, analyse the implications to GIC and assist in drafting effective communication to the relevant internal stakeholders
  • Tax Governance: Support in managing tax governance initiatives/projects, focusing on refining the tax governance framework and processes
  • Indirect & Transactional Taxes: Responsible for GIC's indirect and transactional tax matters. This includes (i) preparing certain indirect tax returns, (ii) managing indirect and transactional 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)
  • Technology: Be a key contributor to an exciting initiative to digitalize and implement the next generation tax system, especially on the Indirect Tax and Tax Governance modules

2. Be a strategic team member and partner: Builds and maintains strong relationships (i) within GIC (i.e., Corporate Services and Investment teams), (ii) with tax authorities, governments, and regulatory boards in Singapore and foreign jurisdictions, as well as (iii) advisors.


  • At least 7 years of relevant tax experience, with some international and M&A tax experiences.
  • A law degree with a major in Tax, or holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, or comparable professional credentials
  • Strong team player. Demonstrates collaboration
  • Strong communicator. Able to adapt own communication styles to the different audience
  • Demonstrates an ability to think broadly about tax information, think through problems strategically, assess a variety of factors, and recommend a pragmatic solution
  • 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
  • A continuous learner with a growth mindset who stays on top of business trends and tax technical changes

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