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VP Tax, Public Markets

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Investment Services for Private Markets

Investment Services Private Markets (ISPVM) 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 and 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 ISPVM is responsible for all tax matters relating to the GIC Group and portfolio. GIC seeks to hire a Vice President for the Tax function within ISPVM in Singapore. Reporting to the SVP, Deals Asia Pacific Tax, the individual will predominantly support the Public Markets investments.


  1. Tax Support to GIC's Public Markets Investments asset classes

  • Delivers early-stage tax support when investment teams explore the viability of new opportunities. In anticipation of investing into new jurisdictions, facilitates preparatory work with external advisors to determine the availability of tax privileges for GIC and preferred tax structuring alternatives.
  • Provides timely support to investment teams 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.
  • Maintains tax knowledge pertinent to assets classes that invest across the spectrum of Public Markets investments and leverage a network of external advisors to monitor for changes of tax law and/or administrative practice. Effectively communicates changes of law to investment departments that could impact current or future investments.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities such as obtaining tax exemption, relief at source and/or more timely receipt of tax refunds.
  • 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 ensure advisors deliver to GIC's service and value expectations.
  • Collaborates with investment teams and other Corporate Services departments to ensure that the on-going tax management of investments across the globe meets GIC's needs. Identifies improvements and recommends pragmatic solutions.

  1. Broader support across tax strategy and tax risk

  • Supports the Tax team's work to advance tax strategic initiatives.
  • Maintains constructive relationships with key government authorities and tax departments of peer organizations.
  • Builds and delivers a renewable program of core training for investment professionals and other departments to increase their tax awareness and enable them to effectively understand tax issues relevant to their department.
  • Contributes knowledge of GIC's tax 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 tax team.

  1. Build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships

  • Works effectively with colleagues across GIC.
  • Builds the trust of the investment departments that are directly supported.
  • Develops, maintains, and manages relationships with key individuals across ISPVM, Legal & Compliance, and other 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.


  • A minimum of 10 years' income tax experience, with significant international, Public Markets and/or M&A tax experience.
  • A law degree with a major in Tax or holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation, or comparable professional credentials.
  • Experience in the investment industry is preferred.
  • Strong team player. Demonstrates leadership capabilities in cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, ability to think broadly and strategically, assess a variety of factors, recommend a solution and execute well.
  • Strong communicator. Able to adapt own communication styles to the different audience. Proven skill to synthesize 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.
  • A continuous learner with a growth mindset who stays on top of business trends, tax technical and tax technology changes.

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.

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