APAC Careers

Tax Manager

Tax Manager - India

This role will sit within the Group’s shared service center team based in India and will be part of the Group’s Global Tax team, reporting to the Group Tax Manager based in the UK

The role will support the global tax team on overseeing, reporting on, and assisting with the compliance and filing processes for statutory financials and corporate income tax returns, as well as providing assistance on various group tax reporting and compilation processes and reviews. Initially it will also assist with some group finance team responsibilities although these are expected to reduce over a number of months so that the whole focus of the role will become the tax responsibilities.

Although this will primarily be a tax focused role it does not require tax technical knowledge. This will be taught on the job. Accounting type experience is needed however to be able to understand and interpret company financials and use this to interpret tax return results. Good communication skills, both written and spoken and in English, are also required as the role involves communicating with colleagues and advisors across many different countries

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Group Tax responsibilities

  • Oversee all group companies’ preparation and filing processes for statutory financial statements and corporate income tax and related tax returns. This involves communicating with external advisors and internal finance teams to make sure timetables are agreed and information is exchanged promptly, supporting internal teams with reviewing, obtaining signatures, and filings. Monthly update and status reports will be prepared and submitted to regional finance directors
  • Assisting with preparing and/or reviewing of tax reconciliations when tax returns are ready for review prior to submission, to assist the Tax Manager’s/Director’s review and approval of group companies’ tax returns, comparing year end management accounts profits to statutory financial profits and to final taxable profit
  • Assistance with rolling forward and updating the group’s transfer pricing master file and all local files for group companies worldwide. This requires good written and verbal communication with internal finance and other teams to obtain yearly information on intercompany transactions, management structures and other statistics for each company
  • Undertaking the first analysis and review of controlled foreign companies (CFCs) under UK tax rules including preparing detailed and clear workings for review by the Tax Manager/Director, to support disclosures in the UK parent company tax returns. This involves obtaining, reviewing and understanding company financial information
  • Assistance with communicating with tax advisors to ensure the correct country by country reporting (CBCR) notifications are filed correctly and on time for all relevant group companies
  • Ad hoc pieces of work supporting the global tax team generally

Group Finance (temporary) Responsibilities

  • Assistance with the monthly Intercompany reconciliation process, a key activity for the group given its size and the number of transactions between entities across the globe
  • Assistance with the month end group close and consolidation, including preparation of month end files and the posting of group consolidation / elimination journals for each reporting period
  • Checking and verification of entity data uploaded into the consolidation system
  • Completion of ad hoc requests and working on ad hoc projects as and when required


  • Semi-qualified / Qualified Finance professional – CA/ICWA/CIMA/ACCA/MBA or equivalent with 5 to 7 years of experience in accounting including working with profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, cashflows, accounting systems (eg SAP) and statutory financial statements
  • At least 5 years of experience in a practical accounting environment, applying accounting knowledge to preparation and analytical tasks
  • Strong MS Excel and analytical skills, and good MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal – to build relationships with colleagues around the global group
  • Experience of dealing with and resolving new tasks autonomously, quickly and efficiently, whilst keeping good, clear records and audit trails
  • Strong organizational/time management/record-keeping and team-player skills
  • Eye for detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • Experience with international Intercompany reconciliations preferred
  • Experience with consolidation system preferred but not essential
  • This role requires communication with our Global Finance Team. As such, we need to be culturally sensitive to different working environments, and ensure we are responsive in a timely fashion. Follow up communication and following through on tasks will ensure our broader Finance team has the trust in our Group Finance team to deliver collective excellence


  • Customer Focused: Goes beyond quality, delivery, reliability and consistency – involves focusing one’s efforts on finding what a customer needs, before the customer themselves are even aware. Using this information and addressing and meeting the requirement
  • Innovation: Thinks creatively to ensure business goals are achieved and take actions to develop innovative solutions. As well as product innovation, employees may need to find genuinely novel approaches to reduce costs, change working practices and processes, as well as to develop new opportunities
  • Relationship Building: Has the ability to build and maintain a network of business related contacts which will be useful in meeting objectives. It implies an understanding of customers’ and the wider market place and using this knowledge to develop networks and relationships.
  • Team Player: Commitment to the team’s common goal. A willingness to always communicate, share and support each other
  • Achievement Drive: Wanting to do the best possible job to improve the performance of the business and the competitive position of HHG in the market place. Always looking for a better way to get things done and puts plans into practice
  • Team Leadership: Working with colleagues, with or without line management authority to achieve results through enthusiasm, motivation, commitment and determination

To apply please send an updated resume to apac.careers@hhglobal.com