FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance and employee benefits across a number of its markets.
FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.
Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group. For more information please visit WWW.FWD.COM PURPOSE
Support Head of Tax in implementing group tax policies and internal control procedures.
Perform tax health-check exercises and suggest improvement/optimisation plans.
Manage tax audits, perform tax efficiency and process enhancement review, and provide advice on regional tax issues.
Support tax work automation initiatives.
Research domestic and international tax issues for recommendation of regional and local tax strategies.
Provide advice on regional tax issues.
Analyse tax-related financial risks and exposures across APAC countries.
Review tax control workpapers prepared by country teams.
Perform health-check, tax efficiency and process enhancement review.
Manage and oversee withholding and indirect taxes (exposure assessment and planning).
Review and manage country tax filings and reporting to minimise the occurrence of tax controversies.
Liaise with external tax advisers for industry-wide tax updates and tax audit trends.
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
8+ years international tax experience gained from Big 4 accounting firms and/or MNCs, preferably in Asia.
Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance/law from a recognized university.
Qualified Accountant CA/CPA or equivalent.
KNOWLEDGE & TECHNICAL SKILLS
Good knowledge of international tax laws and issues. Financial services and China experience advantageous.
Detailed-minded, strong sense of responsibility and able to work independently and under pressure.
Able to multi-task and prioritize different requests.
Able to manage external tax advisers and quality of their advice within reasonable costs.
Experience in co-ordinating regional projects and advice.
Good communication skills are required with business fluency in English and Mandarin. Additional ability in Japanese or another Asia language advantageous.