The opportunity Reporting to Managing Director, Taxation ("MD"), the Director will be responsible for assisting the MD in overseeing the investment-related tax risk exposure and related tax issues of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board ("Teachers'") and its subsidiaries. This position is based out of our Hong Kong office and will focus on the tax exposure of Teachers' and its subsidiaries, with respect to their related investments primarily in Asia-Pacific region. Such tax exposures have a significant financial impact on the organization. Identification and management of potential tax risk provides value-added assistance in the Investment Division decision-making process.
Who you'll work with In this role you will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders including the investments, legal and taxation divisions and external advisors.
What you'll do Staying abreast of developments in investment-related tax laws and regimes in relevant jurisdictions Responsible for assisting in review and interpretation of tax structuring advice from advisors on new investments in equities, infrastructure, fixed income securities, private equity funds and hedge funds Acting as an internal resource to the Investment Division throughout the investment process; Assisting in the review of existing tax structures to ensure continued compliance with relevant tax regimes Overseeing tax compliance and coordinate the preparation and filing of subsidiary tax returns prepared in-house and utilizing external tax service providers Assisting the MD Taxation with managing tax risk in the region Identifying and operationalizing key initiatives and projects Support MD Taxation in advocacy efforts with tax authorities and governments to generate positive legislative changes for Teachers' Serve as a strategic thought partner in continuously identifying areas for improvement and recommend pragmatic solutions. Assist in leading key internal relationships with the Investments, Finance and Law departments Maintaining independence from the Investment Division and investment decisions Representing the tax group as the first-line of contact with the Investment Division. Build strong relationships with partners and demonstrate effective partnership and collaboration throughout the organization Developing a strong network of external tax advisors and liaising with then on transactions Foster a continuous improvement environment Exercise appropriate judgement in reviewing proposals from external tax advisors to ensure they align with the Board's risk management appetite and framework Conclude on department priorities, work planning and recommendations related to implementing key strategies in consultation with the MD, Taxation Develop and lead tax and finance department initiatives in coordination with the MD, Taxation Responsible for assessing performance and coaching of team What you'll need Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (US CPA), law degree or comparable professional credentials Comprehensive knowledge of taxation systems in Asia-Pacific region and taxation of cross-border transactions Solid understanding of tax structuring and tax due diligence Exposure to tax matters specific to tax exempt entities such as Teachers' would be an asset A minimum of 12 years income tax experience Experience in the investment industry Experience leading a tax compliance function with international scope Proven ability to act in an ethical manner with a focus on preserving reputation Proficient in critical thinking, capability to negotiate, influence and make recommendations, facilitate decisions to the Executive level within Teachers' Proven experience building and maintaining strong cross-functional relationships and promoting collaboration within and across teams Strong communication skills in English, demonstrated writing skills, strong analytical skills, creativity in written presentation materials Ability to adapt communications style based on the audience, and a proven skill to synthesize complex technical concepts into plain language for non-specialist audiences Affinity for using technology to find efficient ways to collate and disseminate knowledge Strong organizational/project management skills, with the ability to efficiently progress multiple assignments Excellent attention to detail and consistently high levels of accuracy Demonstrates personal initiative, strives to innovate and build standard methodologies but is highly attune to the need for pragmatic solutions Energized by ideas, experiences and will encourage a learning environment Strong impact and influencing skills Ability to influence people with personal style and finesse rather than authority A continuous learner who stays on top of business trends and tax technical changes Flexible and able to work with light supervision and adaptable to change What we're offering We operate in a pay for performance environment that offers a very competitive total rewards package as well as numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience. How to apply Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! https://otppb.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/OntarioTeachers_Careers/job/Central-Hong-Kong/Director--Taxation_1978-1
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