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Tax Manager, MYSG

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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What will You be Doing

This role involves assisting the Senior Tax Manager of MYSG & Myanmar in managing the tax affairs relating to Unilever business in Malaysia and Singapore. It encompasses supervising the statutory tax compliance and internal tax reporting works to ensure the company meet all statutory and internal tax obligations; providing tax advice on business operation and projects;  managing tax risks; supporting the implementation of regional and global (tax planning) initiatives in line with Global policy, instructions and guidelines, in order to realize a Competitive Effective Tax Rate (ETR) and optimizing Unilever’s indirect tax position. The role will work closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders at local, regional, and global level.

Team Structure

  • Reporting to: Senior Tax Manager of MYSG & Myanmar

Your Role/Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Shared Service Center team and tax consultants to meet all statutory tax compliance obligations including tax payments (in respect of  income tax, indirect taxes, withholding taxes, transfer pricing documentation), maintaining full compliance with Malaysian and Singaporean tax laws.

  • Work with shared service center colleagues to meet all internal tax reporting obligations (including contingent tax provision report, Annual Tax risk review, Total Tax Contribution reporting, etc.) ensuring full compliance with internal corporate tax policies.

  • Support the implementation of local, regional and global initiatives (tax planning, M&A, system optimization) in line with Global policy, instructions and guidelines.

  • A Business partner to the business, providing timely and quality advise on tax implications and compliance matters. Work with shared service centre colleagues and tax consultants in preparing responses, documents/information requested in any internal of external tax audits in a timely manner Support and actively identify/develop safeguard mechanism to minimize tax exposure and optimize tax savings opportunities.

  • Review of contracts to advise on tax implications, ensuring end to end processes are considered.

  • Analyses the impact of (changes in) domestic and international taxation rules on the business.

  • Partner with tax consulting firms, and regional tax department to understand/benchmark the developments of Malaysia and Singapore tax laws, then translate the opportunities into actionable tax value creation projects.

Key Stakeholders


  • Finance (controlling and reporting teams) of MYSG

  • Finance Business Partners

  • Head of Tax SEAA/Senior Tax Manager of MYSG & Myanmar

  • Global Tax Function Teams (Tax Reporting, TP, Tax Technology, Indirect Taxes)

  • Customer Development and various Business Operations teams (source to pay, order to cash)


  • Tax Authorities

  • Tax Consultants


No travel is required.

What’s in You

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting preferably with tax discipline.

  • Degree qualified, with CPA/CA or Masters of Tax. Member of a Tax Professional Body in Malaysia would be an advantage.

  • Minimum 5 years of tax experience including previous experience in an in-house tax function within a multinational organization with knowledge of systems and reporting and experience with tax consulting firms.

  • Good knowledge of domestic Tax systems (CIT, WHT and indirect tax), International Compliance and Tax Accounting. Knowledge of transfer pricing would be an advantage.

  • Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of SAP system is a plus.

The Hidden Gem in You

  • Strong sound experience as a tax advisor (both in-house and with Tax Consulting Firms.

  • Good at project management, risk management and building rapport/meaningful relationship with the stakeholders.

  • You are self-motivated and will thrive in a fast-paced environment with skills in managing competing deadlines and projects.

  • You have strong organizational skills to manage priorities simultaneously to deliver outcomes in accordance with agreed timelines

  • You will be a strong communicator with the ability to influence others and hold them accountable.

  • Proactively highlight opportunities to the business and report to the board and senior leadership teams.

  • You possess a high degree of integrity and professionalism.

How to Apply:

Please apply online and add your updated resume. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application if shortlisted.

About Unilever:

Be part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas, and disrupt processes: use your energy to make this happen. Our brilliant business leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, so you can be at your best. Every day, many Malaysian households use our products to feel good, look good and get more out of life-giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Every individual here can bring their purpose to life through their work. Join us and you will be surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers. Among them, you will channel your purpose, bring fresh ideas to the table, and simply be you. As you work to make a real impact on the business and the world, we will work to help you become a better you.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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