Regional Tax Manager, APAC

Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

1 company! That is the journey Novartis is on, in its quest to extend and improve people’s lives through reimagining medicine.

We are currently looking for a Regional Tax Manager who will be responsible to oversee and manage tax activities in 11 countries within APAC region as well as co-create the new organization and work independently in the area of local tax governance, audit & risk management, in collaboration with Regional Tax Lead.

Key Responsibilities

• Act as a business partner and coordinate with local and global stakeholders ensuring tax outcomes are aligned to global tax strategy and compliant with local laws as well as international standards.
• Supporting enhancement of business operations and tax input on new business initiatives, checking with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with all local tax laws, regulations and global policies.
• Monitor local and international tax environment developments, proactively identifying and proposing measures/initiatives and implementing them after approval.
• Work closely with the tax operations function, the shared service centres, local finance and act as first point of contact for functional tax COEs in order to drive quality and ensure compliance.
• Coordinating relevant stakeholders and maintaining the tax calendar as well as having oversight of information dashboards.
• Support in tax audit defense: e.g. by preparing and collecting the requested information/documentation from central and local sources, drafting defense arguments collaborating with Group Tax, shared service centres and external service providers, etc.
• Ensure the implementation of local guidelines/work instructions and trainings to properly manage changes in tax related processes
• Support the monitoring of the effective corporate tax rate and the country profitability in the region, and push for the implementation of adopted measures in close collaboration with the functional tax COEs and divisional funds flow.
• Support the Regional Tax Lead in managing special tax projects affecting countries within the region, such as a post-acquisition business integration or separation
• Embrace a curious, unbossed & inspired culture to enable innovation and transformation how to stay a lean and effective function.

Minimum Requirements

Global Corp. Finance
Audit & Finance
Full Time

Regional Tax Manager, APAC

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