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Title:  Tax Manager

Job ID:  62101
Country:  South Korea
City:  Seoul
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Seoul, 11, KR, 00000


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Tax Manager


Based in Korea, the position will be responsible for managing all Korean Tax matters as a part of FC team and will be the main contact for the Regional Tax Director in handling tax related topics. The Tax Manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all local fiscal requirements related to Excise Tax, Customs Duty, VAT, Corporate Income Tax and Withholding Taxes.  This will require the position to proactively manage the work of external advisors / contractors. He/She will manage Tax Audits and lead discussions with the Tax Authorities related to disputes and agreements.  Additionally, the role will supervise transactional tax accounting in line with JSOX controls including but not limited to maintenace of tax ledger and lead tax reporting including tax packs to the Group.


On a strategic level, the position will work with Advisors and the Global Tax Team to define the tax strategic framework to drive business value/ manage risk and assess the impact of regulations changes. Therefore, ability to communicate all tax related topics in clear business language is essential.  This position is also that JTI business model put in place for Korea market is compliant from Korean TP perspective and also any potential changes in Korea domestic legislation that might have impact on this business model, has to be flagged to the local and regional management.
As required, he/ she will work in FC team of local Finance department and work with external advisors to understand & define issues and suggest potential action(s) considering both local and Group perspectives.


What will you do?


  • Tax Compliance 
    • For all taxes; manage the compliance cycles for Excise Tax, VAT, Corporate Income Tax and Withholding Tax, Tax reports/ returns, Informative Tax reports, Transfer price reports and ensure they are filed/ reported with quality on time.  
    • Ensure all tax payments are made on time.  
    • Supervise and review the preparation of tax filling and submission of all work performed by finance team and external advisors.  
    • Prepare analysis of international transactions to define the applicable tax treatment in accordance to local law and international Tax Treaties.


  • Tax Audits / Disputes 
    • Manage tax queries, audits and request for information from tax authorities. As required, provide requested information / support to tax authorities.  In the event of Tax disputes, prepare defense files and lead discussions with Authorities with the support of external advisors and Global Tax Team. 


  • Tax Regulation
    • Be accountable to understand new rules and regulations (or interpretations) and communicate this in a clear and structured manner for the business to understand implications, benefits/ risks and define potential actions/ options.


  • Tax Planning 
    • Together with Finance Controller and Finance Director define Tax Strategies across Excise Tax, Customs Duty, VAT and Corporate Income Tax to develop strategies that:
      • Mitigate/ minimize business risk
      • Find opportunities to reduce operating costs (minimize tax burden)
      • Maximize cashflow 
    • Be responsible for the implementations and benefit realization of such initiatives.


  • Tax Accounting & Processing
    • Work as a part of Finance Control team to complete the Local and IFRS Tax Reporting Package to Group, which calculates Income and Deferred Tax.  
    • Handle all questions on a timely and clear manner.
    • Reconcile accounting, fiscal and transfer pricing numbers, including transfer price study and execute quarterly tax reconciliations in order to accurate the consistency and data entry of tax information in to underlying Accounting records.
    • Ensure fiscal documents/ transactions comply with all electronic regulations.
    • Prepare and submit all external audit tax requirements for the entities. 
    • Lead to reassess end-to-end processes to further improve the tax control environment and the efficiency and effectiveness of JTI finance and tax processes.  
    • Document existing processes and controls to assess risk and identify opportunities for improvement.


Who are we looking for?


  • BA/BS University degree in Finance/ Accounting / Economics. 
  • Tax specialization or related qualification is a plus.
  • 7-10 year experience in Tax in an accounting firm. (Big Four firms preferred). 
  • Experience in CIT team (CIT filing, tax audit) is required
  • Candidates with statutory year-end / financial audit and TP filing experience in accounting firm is preferred
  • Candidates with some Field experience as well is a plus.
  • Experience of leading a wide range of Korean tax related topics, handling tax disputes/agreements and some experience of working on International Tax projects/ assignments.  
  • Experience working as a Manager in a Multinational company (desired).
  • Advanced English is essential.  
  • Excellent PC skills with proven proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and knowledge of using SAP


What's in it for you?


  • Work at our JTI office in Seoul.
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.

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