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As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network & scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

This newly-created position will be a key strategic adviser to our rapidly growing business in India & South Asia (the region) & will be required to develop effective working relationships throughout Visa, including Executive Management, Global Tax, Finance, Treasury, Legal, HR & Commercial teams.

The role is a senior leadership role within the region, reporting to our Vice President, Head of Tax - Asia Pacific, based in Singapore

Responsibilities

  • Engage directly with senior executives, cross functional teams as well as external advisers to provide real time tax analysis & advice, including tax support for major client, merchant, & vendor deals
  • Provide tax support for key projects & initiatives, including but not limited to business restructuring, M&A integration, & IT system-related projects
  • Closely monitoring of tax law & regulatory developments, including liaising with government agencies & officials
  • Lead tax audit & litigation activities
  • Oversee corporate, transactional & indirect tax compliance activities in the region, including incentive filings to ensure all legal & regulatory obligations are met. Provide guidance to enable Finance team to effectively manage all tax filings
  • Assist in the tax registration & deregistration of entities in the region
  • Manage relationships & engagement with Visa's tax agents to ensure the services provided are completed within the scope of our agreements
  • Ensure all material tax positions taken are aligned, executed & well documented
  • Review key tax work streams, identify tax related gaps in controls & processes & propose solutions to minimize tax risks
  • Drive tax resourcing initiatives that fulfills tax compliance obligations efficiently & effectively
  • Proactively monitor & analyze newly enacted tax legislations in the region; communicate relevant tax updates in a timely manner & ensure appropriate tax knowledge transfer to the finance & business teams
  • Follow tax digitalization trends & tax policy changes
  • Conduct health-checks & tax training regularly to ensure compliance knowledge for Finance team is up to-date

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has strong business acumen & creative problem solving skills to achieve business goals
  • Able to use insights, connect data, to effectively steer the development of data models that anticipate business needs, collaborate with others to evaluate & drive decision making in line with business objectives/insights, financial plans & tax regulations
  • Communicates well (written & verbal); able to develop & present value propositions, succinctly frame issues & alternatives to stakeholders of various levels & abilities from a tax perspective
  • A good PMO lead who is able to drive, execute & monitor the implementation of multiple projects, & addresses obstacles effectively
  • Able to prioritize multiple responsibilities & activities & pivot quickly when necessary
  • Monitors change management results & measures against business objectives
  • Willing to engage in a broad range of activities necessary to support the tax planning function
  • Able to maintain effectiveness in an environment with uncertainties
  • Operates at an expert tax adviser level & can learn & navigate technical/new concepts independently
  • Go-getter; proactive & a team player
  • Enjoys collaborating with others; constantly seeking to identify win/win solutions & align goals with Visa's strategic objectives
Qualifications

Requirements

  • A Chartered accountant with minimum 12-15 years of post-qualification experience in the field of taxation gained in a Big 4 and multinational in-house tax environment
  • Direct & indirect tax expertise required
  • SEZ knowledge preferred
  • Deep experience in managing tax assessments & appeals directly before the assessing officers & various appellate bodies
  • Experience with financial/accounting systems & setting up tax operations
 
 
 
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