** Bangkok based role, relocation provided for expat **

Agoda is one of the world’s leading online hotel and accommodation booking platforms.

Founded in Asia and now part of Booking Holdings, Agoda offers travelers a fast, easy way to book hundreds of thousands of properties in almost every country on earth. In every department – from engineering to customer experience – Agoda provides an environment rich with creativity, collaboration, and experimentation allowing you to thrive in and to grow both yourself and Agoda. 

As an Indirect Tax Manager, you will work for Agoda Services Co., Ltd in Bangkok and report directly to the Tax Director.  You will be part of the Finance team (approximately 100 professionals) and also work closely with the Legal team.

The main focus of this position is managing all tax matters related to VAT, sales tax, GST and other indirect taxes for Agoda.com, including the compliance with tax regulations in all countries where we operate as a business, other tax related items and the relationships with Agoda’s tax and legal advisors.

This role involves interaction with our US parent company, our international offices, business managers, functional teams, IT and other finance and legal colleagues.  Due to the rapid growth of the organization, the tasks and duties of this role may also evolve over time.  You will be keen to develop and grow within the role and to take on additional challenges and responsibilities as they occur.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Monitor and maintain tax compliance on Indirect Tax (GST/VAT) across the business
  • Assessment of tax positions and interpretations of our business models
  • Manage and coordinate indirect tax requirements for existing and new program/product launches
  • Keep up with new tax developments and ensure compliance with local rules and regulations
  • Project coordination responsibilities
  • Review financial data for proper application of tax laws and advise on the development and maintenance of accounting systems, which provide tax information required to be reported
  • Work closely together with Product and Fin Systems Teams to resolve or improve VAT compliance areas and procedures
  • Work with outside advisors, as necessary, to manage Agoda’s international structure
  • Contribute to indirect tax awareness and appreciation within the Agoda group

Minimum Qualifications Required:

 

  • Degree in Tax, Finance or Accounting – Chartered Accountant (or equivalent) or graduate degree in taxation is a definite asset
  • 6-8 years of indirect tax experience in a multinational tax environment, Big 4 / Top law firm / major corporation experience highly regarded
  • Experience with VAT/GST in an international context, both in mature and developing jurisdictions
  • Experience with indirect tax setup in systems, including ERP systems
  • Detail-oriented individual who takes ownership of projects
  • Able to extract, analyze, and review data and make appropriate recommendations
  • Strong knowledge of international tax regulations as it relates to indirect taxation
  • Project management expertise, including strong organizational and change management skills
  • Ability to work independently and productively
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complicated tax technical issues with senior leadership
  • E-commerce or travel industry experience a plus

Competencies/skills:

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented professional
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Ability to have good grasp of the detail whilst understanding the “big picture”, and to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, and comfortable working in a fast turnaround environment
  • Team leader and team player
  • Professional “get it done” attitude and work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Energetic and driven personality
  • Adapts well to and is energized by change
  • Willingness to travel

 ** Bangkok based role, relocation provided for expat **

  

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