Tax Manager - Direct Tax

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Date: 03-Oct-2020

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:92948 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Tax Manager - Direct Tax


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">About Alstom in India

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> India



<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Purpose of the Job

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">To head the direct tax function including Corporate tax and Transfer pricing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">To do business partnering in achieving the business goals by supporting Alstom businesses in India, on matters related to direct taxation.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure tax compliances.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Organisation Reporting

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Reporting to Tax Director - India

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Team size : One direct reportee.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Network & Links

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Communication & Interfaces:
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Internal communication within all Alstom business, and India tax team
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">External communication with tax consultants, tax authorities, Auditors, customers.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Degree of communication: Extensive internal and external communication

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  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure timely statutory compliances for direct taxes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure tax KPIs i.e. ETR, Cash tax, Deferred taxes, WHT management etc.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Tax risk identification, evaluation, deciding mitigation plan, and communication & implementation of the same.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure correct and timely reporting of taxes for group reporting.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support business on direct tax aspects;
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Process improvement in direct tax administration and accounting.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Be a part of country tax team and align with country tax objectives.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performance Measurement

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Key performance Indicators:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Meeting the deadlines;
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Timeliness in resolving queries from Tax Authorities; Audit Queries,
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Identifying & Claiming Tax rebates, benefits and/or Incentives,
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Timely advice in consultation with country Tax dept.

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  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Establish procedures and processes in India businesses to comply with Indian Tax Laws
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure compliance and coordinate on topics related to transfer pricing, WHT applicability, issues of Permanent Establishment and its compliances, and ensure proper compliances on these topics. Coordinate Advise the business in representing these topics before the tax authorities and in related litigations. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monitor compilation and submission of periodical returns to Tax authorities
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monitor the tax assets and tax receivables, coordinate with respective authorities and ensure timely refunds.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Advise the business in tax planning to be done for new tenders (covering direct tax issues).
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Handle audit by tax authorities; Assessments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinate with consultants in preparing Transfer Pricing (TP) study, CBC compliances, master file coordination with HQ, collate benefit test documents, make representations to TP authorities, and coordinate in TP related litigations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Submission of tax schedules to FD, Country Finance and  Country Tax Head and interaction with auditors
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Keep track of updates in Tax Laws and define the systems/procedures to meet the requirements
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist in Audits by external/statutory/government auditors
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Registration with tax authorities under various direct tax laws
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Lead the direct tax audits by external/statutory/government auditors
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Need base advise other Alstom units in India on various tax matters.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support procurement team to resolve any issue with vendors about direct taxes.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge & Experience

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Qualification: CA.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience:
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">10 to 15 years of total experience in the handling taxation. Proficiency in Direct Taxation including transfer pricing. Awareness of <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">in<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">direct taxes,.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Out of the above, should have minimum of 4 years experience in dealing independently direct tax function.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Should have experience of handling income tax audits, income tax assessments, WHT applicability, tax audits, transfer pricing, income tax litigations and deferred tax calculations, reporting cash taxes and ETR.  
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Desirable : Working experience with SAP ERP.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Language Skills: Proficient in English language
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">IT Skills: MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Job location :  Bangalore.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Travel : On need base. But frequency will be less.   


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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability or ethnicity. We recognise that embracing flexibility is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs. At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.  More information about Alstom can be found at: <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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