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Head of Tax

Employer
AIA Group Ltd
Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Be the difference
At AIA we don't simply believe in being 'the best'. We believe in better - because there's no limit to how far 'better' can take us. Everything we do is driven by our purpose to make a difference by helping people embrace Healthier, Longer, Better Lives. And every one of our people has an important role to play. If you want to make a difference by helping shape a healthier, better-protected Australia, read on.

The opportunity:

We have an opportunity for an expert Head of Tax to lead the function and our team of dedicated tax professionals. This is a Sydney based opportunity and the successful incumbent will lead all tax operational processes, tax obligations and arrangements and act as an SME on various projects across our business. This role suit a Head of Tax with experience working within a chartered or commercial environment (within life insurance highly regarded) and who has strong operational experience.

To be successful within this role you will:
  • Develop a broad team of tax professionals. Lead ongoing improvement for AIA Australia tax processes and operating environments
  • Lead all tax operational compliance obligations, including corporate income tax, GST, stamp duty, transfer pricing and fringe benefits tax
  • Manage tax risks, including monitoring and reporting on tax risks and changes, control testing, incident reporting
  • Support tax reviews and engagement efforts relating to taxation changes
  • Provide taxation subject matter expertise and advice to drive optimal and risk-based tax outcomes across various projects
  • Deliver all tax accounting and reporting requirements, including requirements to Group Head Office in Hong Kong
  • Advise on the tax implications from new and evolving tax regulations and business, system and process changes
  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with key internal and external collaborators at all levels of the business
  • Act as a role model by consistently displaying leadership behaviours that encourage productive working relationships and a strong customer service culture
  • Role model a continuous improvement / simplicity / growth mindset and consistently seek, identify and deliver improved ways of supporting various collaborators within the business

Successful applications will demonstrate:
  • Proven experience as a Senior Manager or Head of Tax (Tax Accounting and Reporting, Compliance and Advisory) within the Australian financial services industry
  • Qualification in Taxation or Accounting and a member of the CAANZ, CPA or equivalent professional body
  • Exceptional people leadership, organisation and planning skills
  • Strong judgement to make critical decisions and meet deadlines
  • The ability to implement strategies that focus on team development and support Finance and broader Enterprise goals
  • Strong experience of leading and motivating change management initiatives whilst maintaining operational effectiveness and meeting objectives

Why choose AIA:

At AIA, we've made a promise to help people live healthier, longer, better lives. And it starts with our own people.
  • Access our training and development to build on your current s
  • Work for a business helping millions of Australians and make a difference to someone's life everyday
  • Access additional leave days a year to recharge and refresh yourself
  • Work with supportive and inclusive managers

At AIA Australia, we're proud to help guide, support and protect the wellbeing of over 3.5 million Australians. As part of the AIA Group - the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group - it is our ambition to engage one billion people to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives by 2030.

Lots of companies like to say they're different. What makes us truly different at AIA, is the difference we make in people's lives. We are proud that this difference has been recognised in the 2023 ANZIIF awards by being named Life Insurance Company of the Year.

AIA is different. Are you?

To join an organisation that helps people live better every single day, apply via the link prior to Monday, 13 May 2024.

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