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Manager, Tax, Asia Pacific

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Entity: Allianz SE Singapore Branch
42783 | Finance & Accounting | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz Singapore | Full-Time | Permanent


Job Purpose

The role will be responsible for (i) tax compliance and reporting, (ii) tax advisory and planning, (iii) M&A transaction/ investment tax advisory support for Allianz entities in Asia Pacific region (a mix of insurance and asset management businesses). As the regional tax subject matter expert, you will be one of the key contacts for tax matters in the region, leading tax projects with minimal supervision, and this role will involve significant cross-team, function and business liaison as well as interaction with regional finance and Allianz group tax (including with key stakeholders).

What you do

You will

Tax Compliance and Reporting
  • Responsible for tax accounting and effective tax rate analysis including review of quarterly IFRS tax reporting delivered by OEs to ensure compliance with IAS 12 and related accounting standards.
  • Ensure a consistent approach to tax compliance, and liaise with external tax agents who are preparing tax computations, returns, and submissions. You will play a key part in advising the respective tax team in Operating Entities (OEs)/ Investment Entities on tax compliance matters, managing tax audits, and advising finance on internal tax reporting obligations.
  • Ensure compliance with GST/ VAT/ transfer pricing regulations across the Asia Pacific region.

Tax Advisory and Planning
  • Provide proactive support to implement opportunities for enhancing tax management effectiveness and appropriate tax risk mitigation strategies.
  • Work with the global tax team to implement strategic tax initiatives and policies.
  • Support on ad-hoc tax advisory, and special projects like Pillar 2 implementation.

M&A transaction/ investment tax support
  • Support M&A transactions/ fund platforms for investments and provide input in due diligence, structuring, and implementation phases.
  • Structuring, coordination, and execution of real estate investment and divestment transactions, involving global tax function and/or external advisors (review of DD materials, tax memo)
  • Review of financial model, and negotiate tax-related clauses in SPAs, JVAs, subscriptions documents, side letters, etc.

What you bring
  • Experience in tax accounting/reporting and/ or tax compliance and/ or tax advisory covering insurance and/ or asset management businesses
  • Good understanding of insurance and/ or asset management products
  • Strong tax technical knowledge and commercial acumen
  • Solution oriented behaviour for complex tasks/ processes combined with hands-on mentality
  • Excellent project management with an ability to manage deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, demonstrating initiative and a pro-active approach.
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal and relationship building skills (dealing in an international environment).
  • Fluent in English, additional Asian languages desired.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Understanding of financial models.
  • Accounting or related degree and additional tax qualification would be advantageous
  • Minimum 7-8 years of tax experience, preferably in an insurance or asset management company or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Future Challenges, must be experienced to manage regional-level responsibilities given that Singapore is an APAC regional office and coupled with the increased complexity of tax legislation and diverse compliance obligations across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Ensure tax risks are well managed in the region with different levels of sophistication of the tax authorities and business environment.

What we offer

Allianz Group is one of the world's most trusted insurance and asset management companies. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams, and challenges makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, grow, and shape a better future for our customers and the world around us.

We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love, or what you believe in.

We, therefore, welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz is the Worldwide Insurance Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements

Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.

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