Senior Tax Director, India and South Asia Tax

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and 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, and 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 and 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, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and 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 and South Asia (“the region”) and will be required to develop effective working relationships throughout Visa, including Executive Management, Global Tax, Finance, Treasury, Legal, HR and 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 and advice, including tax support for major client, merchant, and vendor deals
  • Provide tax support for key projects and initiatives, including but not limited to business restructuring, M&A integration, and IT system-related projects
  • Closely monitoring of tax law and regulatory developments, including liaising with government agencies and officials
  • Lead tax audit and litigation activities
  • Oversee corporate, transactional and indirect tax compliance activities in the region, including incentive filings to ensure all legal and regulatory obligations are met.  Provide guidance to enable Finance team to effectively manage all tax filings
  • Assist in the tax registration and deregistration of entities in the region
  • Manage relationships and 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 and well documented 
  • Review key tax work streams, identify tax related gaps in controls and processes and propose solutions to minimize tax risks
  • Drive tax resourcing initiatives that fulfills tax compliance obligations efficiently and effectively
  • Proactively monitor and analyze newly enacted tax legislations in the region; communicate relevant tax updates in a timely manner and ensure appropriate tax knowledge transfer to the finance and business teams
  • Follow tax digitalization trends and 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 and 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 and drive decision making in line with business objectives/insights, financial plans and tax regulations
  • Communicates well (written and verbal); able to develop and present value propositions, succinctly frame issues and alternatives to stakeholders of various levels and abilities from a tax perspective
  • A good PMO lead who is able to drive, execute and monitor the implementation of multiple projects, and addresses obstacles effectively
  • Able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and activities and pivot quickly when necessary
  • Monitors change management results and 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 and can learn and navigate technical/new concepts independently
  • Go-getter; proactive and a team player
  • Enjoys collaborating with others; constantly seeking to identify win/win solutions and 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 and indirect tax expertise required
  • SEZ knowledge preferred
  • Deep experience in managing tax assessments and appeals directly before the assessing officers and various appellate bodies
  • Experience with financial/accounting systems and setting up tax operations
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