Manager, Tax
Makati, Philippines
4d ago
Job Description

The key accountabilities are, but not limited to:

  • Tax Planning : management, anticipation and optimization of the Philippine tax entities effective tax rate
  • Be a force of proposal for Philippine tax planning and tax optimization, providing tax planning opportunities advice to the business units and corporate tax department
  • Involvement  in  Group  and  Company reorganizations,  acquisitions,  reduction  of  legal entities and disposals, tax aspects thereof (if applicable)
  • Planning and developing new policies and procedures in response to changing corporate initiatives
  • Close  liaison  with  corporate  tax  function  re: international  tax  planning  work  and foreign aspects of Philippine tax planning
  • Monitoring  NoLs  (tax  losses)  and  proposing  actions  so  that  no  NoLs  are  lost  to  the Group
  • Dividend planning
  • Optimization of tax cash flow
  • Identify,  quantify  and  communicate  tax-planning  strategies  for  all  entities,  including researching  and  developing  the  most tax  efficient  action  plan  and/or  ownership structure.
  • Involvement in tax aspects in relation to financing of the Philippine Group, monitoring thin capitalization
  • Management  of  transfer  pricing  issues  within Philippine as  well  as  with  entities  in other countries
  • Follow up of the new tax legislation and proposal for tax optimization or tax refunds


Tax Reporting/Tax Filing

  • Computation of tax accruals for monthly and annual financial reporting (actual, annual budget and forecast), ensuring correct tax reporting for both local financials as well as corporate reporting
  • Work closely with the Chief Accounting Officer and Managing Director
  • Responsibility for completion and submission of monthly and annual tax  returns and reports.
  • Consultancy function for VAT returns prepared by finance staff.
  • Monitoring  tax  groups  and  filing  of  the  consolidated  tax  return (if applicable)  as  well  as  calculating the group relief in forecasts and annual financial reporting
  • Ensuring that all filing requirements are completed on a timely and accurate basis.


Tax Compliance:

  • Ensuring relevant documentation is completed, procedures in place to ensure compliance with local regulations as well as Publicis Groupe policies
  • Following and justifying the deferred taxes in the Philippine entities
  • Following tax reserves and approving these with Group Tax Director


  • Experience of at least 7 years, part of it being with a multinational group and preferably also with a law/accounting firm
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Knowledge of tax law and regulations, practice and procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and finance.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent English.
  • Ability to develop creative, defensible, advantageous tax results within the boundaries of tax laws.
  • Must be very proactive, be alert for problems and resolving these.
  • Proficiency in computer software application relating to taxation, including Microsoft excel and Word. 


Additional Information

Skills (including technology)

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft excel, word and PPT


  • Strong attention to detail within a high transactional environment across multiple agencies 
  • Ability to communicate in both written and oral form to ensure queries are understood and resolved within time frames
  • A team player who understands that working independently to achieve key tasks supports and enhances team delivering to customers
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