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Tax Accountant

Makati City, Philippines

An intermediate level role that is responsible for organizing and maintaining records of tax payments. Excellent time management skills is essential, the role have to ensure that the organization meets regulatory deadlines. To succeed in this role, he/she should show interest in following changes to tax regulations and laws. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tax payments.

  • Estimate and track tax returns.

  • Complete quarterly and annual tax reports.

  • Organize and update the company’s tax database.

  • Recommend tax strategies that align with business goals.

  • Prepare necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns.

  • Share financial data with the accounting department.

  • Identify tax savings and suggest ways to increase profits.

  • Follow industry trends and track changes related to taxes.

  • Liaise with internal and external auditors.

  • Forecast tax predictions to senior managers.

  • Perform the tasks needed and is willing to go on overtime when necessary.

  • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accountancy, Finance, Management, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field is required.

  • With at least 2 to 5 years working experience on finance, accounting, audit and/or related field or 1 year proven experience as Tax Accountant, Tax Analyst, or Tax Preparer.

  • CPA, CMA and other related certifications is a requirement.

Skills

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.  

  • Complex Problem Solving — identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Knowledge

  • Accounting Concepts and Principles —  Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: Oracle - NetSuite, Odoo, SAP, Intuit, JD Edwards.

  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail — Particular about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Results Orientation — Ability to focus on the desired result of one’s own or one’s unit’s work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.

  • Diagnostic Information Gathering — Ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.

  • Forward and Conceptual Thinking — Ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies, taking a holistic, abstract, or theoretical perspective.

  • Oral and Written Communications — The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others orally and in writing.