IBM GCG Regional Tax Manager in SHANGHAI, China

  • Manage full spectrum of tax compliance including corporate income tax, withholding tax, indirect tax, and any other relevant taxes for all entities in GCG

  • Manage tax assessments and tax audits to closure

  • Track tax legislation changes in GCG and optimize tax opportunities for IBM, and update business and functional units on the applicable regulatory changes that impact them

  • Provide practical tax solutions to BU’s and HQ on financial and operational issues, which include cross border transactions, acquisitions and divestitures

  • Interface with local tax authorities and government agencies with respect to tax assessments, tax audits and resolve any relevant tax issues

  • Coordinate the use of external tax or legal advisors where necessary

  • Manage tax incentives and ensure fulfillment of incentive conditions

  • Work with Accounting on FAS 109 reporting

  • Manage FAS 5 reserves

  • Support HQ in various internal reporting including provide analyses on FIN 48 positions, International Tax Reporting, etc

  • Ensure Singapore is SOX compliant

  • Manage internal audits

  • Support AP and Corporate HQs in researching and implementing tax planning opportunities and special projects, support global or regional M&A activities.

  • Manage and mentor tax staff


  • A minimum of 15+ years relevant experience in tax environment (both income and indirect taxes) including substantial experience with a Big Four Firm or reputable MNC (US MNC would be a plus) and or experience with National Tax office

  • MBA, or Law Degree, or CPA certificate or equivalent.

  • Strong China tax compliance and advisory experience including experience in managing tax compliance for multiple entities, working with tax treaties, withholding taxes and indirect taxes would be preferred.

  • Able to translate technical decisions /strategies into business terms and implications.

  • Working knowledge in FAS 109 and FIN 48 concepts will be a plus.

  • A self starter who can work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, and take ownership of the projects.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong leadership and people management skills