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Asia-Pacific Tax Centre - Indirect Tax (VAT or Customs) – Director (Hong Kong)

Ernst & Young (EY)

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Asia-Pacific Tax Centre - Indirect Tax (VAT or Customs) – Director (Hong Kong)



Technical Skills

  • Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax
  • Training

Job Description

Asia-Pacific Tax Centre - Indirect Tax (VAT or Customs) – Director (Hong Kong)

Location: CN-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

The opportunity
The indirect tax teams within EY Asia-Pacific Tax Center (APTC) is expanding and looking for strong candidates at the Senior Manager/ Director level to join our teams. The indirect tax teams within which the APTC operates is a teams of highly experienced indirect tax professionals who are providing Asia-Pacific wide solutions and services to multi-national companies.
Work comprises of four core components:
  • Facilitate of operational excellence initiatives concerning supply chain, operating model design and performance improvement that drive strategic business growth for EY clients (Operating Model Effectiveness (OME)).
  • Digital Indirect Tax including advising EY clients on how to build a robust indirect tax strategy for profitable growth in the face of vast digital change, including advising on the indirect tax considerations relevant to cross border digital operating models implemented by both traditional and disruptive companies.
  • Working with the tax technology and transformation services group to design and help implement technology and data supported solutions and services to improve indirect tax processes and identify indirect tax saving opportunities.
  • Asia-Pacific wide indirect tax advisory engagements comprising both global trade and VAT, providing EY clients with the Asia-Pacific solution.
All components are increasingly supported by the use of indirect tax technology and data analytics. Although prior experience of technology and analytics is not required, any candidate must be actively interested in developing themselves in this area.


Your key responsibilities:
  • Stay abreast of Digital Tax Administration trends and indirect tax policy changes impacting the way EY clients do business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex supply chain concepts and effectively apply customs and indirect tax knowledge to client situations
  • Assist in developing and delivering quality OME and Digital Indirect Tax work products in a timely and responsive manner
  • Thoroughly analyze client information. Prepare quality practical approaches to the client's situation
  • Develop recommendations and implementation plans for clients and teams members
  • Run client relationships and leverage internal/external relationships to generate revenue opportunities for EY
  • Develop deep sector and geography insights on indirect tax issues and advise clients accordingly (the role is not a mere project management role coordinating advice from other EY office locations)
  • Work seamlessly with tax and advisory colleagues across Asia-Pacific and ROW.
To qualify for the role you must have
  • A Bachelor's degree in any subject (required to meet local work Visa requirements)
  • Strong technical knowledge across either Global Trade or VAT (ideally both), Full technical training will be provided on indirect tax, customs or digital tax areas as needed that the candidate has not experienced previously.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills in business English (experience of working in Asia or with Asian languages is preferred but not necessary)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced professional services environment and cope with undefined situations 
  • Willingness to travel in Asia-Pacific
  • Experience working in professional services firms and/ or industry
What we look for
What’s most important is that you’re dedicated to working with your colleagues as part of a high-performing teams. You’ll need to thrive in picking up new skills as you go, so natural curiosity, a lot of questions and the confidence to speak up when you see something that could be improved are essential. If you’ve got the right combination of technical knowledge and communication skills, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and hospitalization benefits, group life and personal accident insurance, annual leave and Mandatory Provident Fund and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, experience and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.
Apply now.
Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelNon-specified
Ernst & Young (EY)Accounting and Finance

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