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Golder Associates Regional Tax Specialist - Latam in LAS CONDES, Chile

Golder Associates is seeking a dynamic " Regional Tax Specialist " to join their Global Tax Team. The role will be based in Santiago Chile.

This role will report directly to the Global Head of Tax, based in Canada and will work under the operational leadership of the Regional Financial Controller, based in Chile. The jobholder will be primarily responsible for the management and execution of international tax matters in the Latin America region including tax planning, tax compliance, tax accounting, indirect tax issues as well as business operational related tax activities globally. The jobholder will work closely with the Global Tax Team that is based in Canada.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

Tax provision (25%):

  • Preparation of the quarterly tax provision including the current and deferred tax calculations for all entities in the Latin American region.

  • Assist with the preparation of the tax packages for LATAM tax entities as well as the consolidated tax provision, including the preparation and analysis of the effective tax rate reconciliation.

  • Preparation of reconciliation and adjustment of tax provision to filings and assessments.

  • Be the subject matter expert on tax accounting standards applicable to all LATAM entities (i.e. IAS 12).

  • Support the financial statement audits of international entities by tailoring the quarterly international tax provisions to the requirements of the financial statement audit and responding to all queries with respect to tax accounting for those entities.

  • Ensure all permanent and temporary differences are accurately reported and identified.

  • Calculate Return-to-Provision true up and provide requisite journal entries.

Tax compliance (25%):

  • Manage the preparation of the corporate income tax returns and other compliance reporting requirements (including Foreign Affiliate Reporting and Information returns) under the guidance of the Global Tax Director for LATAM region.

  • Manage the preparation of tax installments calculations, ensuring that installments are made on a timely basis.

  • Assist with tax audits, reassessments and objections.

  • Manage external consultants to ensure that all returns are submitted on time.

  • Identify and mitigate tax risk.

Indirect Taxes (25%):

Assist the Global Head of Tax with developing a well-defined and streamlined process to prepare and manage indirect tax issues. Specifically:

  • Manage the preparation of monthly sales tax returns and general-ledger reconciliation for all entities within LATAM region.

  • Develop, maintain and monitor processes to ensure sales taxes are properly charged.

  • Determine if sales and commodity taxes are properly assessed and paid on invoices.

  • Manage and assist indirect tax audits. Ensure that all indirect tax authority queries are tracked and responded to in an accurate and timely manner and that all indirect tax authority relationships are properly monitored and managed

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to enhance or streamline indirect tax compliance processes. Work closely with the Golder IT team department to ensure that the system is able to correctly account for indirect tax issues and ensuring that reports are properly configured, monitored and updated for changing tax legislation.

International Tax, Transfer Pricing, Global Mobility and Other matters (25%):

  • Work with external advisors to further simplify the operational transfer pricing models ensuring that the models are easy to use and maintain.

  • Develop a control framework governing the key transfer pricing flows as well as a plan for managing the annual transfer pricing compliance workflow for LATAM region.

  • Participate fully in all monthly meetings with the external advisors and provide input to ensure that external advisors are fully conversant with business issues.

  • Work with Global Head of Taxation and Global Tax Director to review intercompany profitability to ensure that these are within target ranges as outlined in the transfer pricing reports.

  • Monitor the BEPS discussions and ensure that the Golder group is ready for expanded disclosure such as country by country reporting.

  • Assist Global Head of Taxation and Global Tax Director to assess current transfer pricing models and streamline model inputs and allocation keys where possible to make model more efficient and build in flexibility for future growth.

  • Assist team as required in relation to customer queries relating to withholding tax documentation.

  • Assist Global Head of Taxation and Global Tax Director to assess corporate tax matters associated with globally mobile workforce.

  • Assistance in tax planning matters as they arise.

  • Assisting the Global Head of Tax on financing and treasury matters as required.

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • A professional accounting designation such as, CA,;

  • A four-year university education or equivalent in accounting, plus applicable Tax Courses (preferable);

  • A minimum of 5 years’ progressive income tax and relevant experience in the LATAM region specifically Mexico, Peru and Brazil;

  • Strong knowledge of IFRS, including corporate tax accounting knowledge;

  • Corporate tax return preparation experience;

  • Strong research skills;

  • Some experience of working on indirect tax issues;

  • International tax planning experience preferred. Candidates willing to learn and get involved with tax planning will be considered;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Superior client focus with a positive “can-do” attitude;

  • Superb team player able to excel in a deadline-driven environment;

  • Comfortable working and interacting at all levels in a multidisciplinary environment;

Additional Information:

Our Staff Benefit from:

  • Option to participate in the employee share purchase plan

  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth

  • Employee mentoring program

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

At Golder Associates, we strive to be the most respected global group specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. Employee-owned since our formation in 1960, we have created a unique culture with pride in ownership, resulting in long-term organizational stability. Our professionals take the time to build an understanding of our clients’ needs and of the specific environments in which they operate. Golder has experienced steady growth in the number of people we employ and our technical capabilities. We now employ over 6,000 people who operate from more than 160 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Title: Regional Tax Specialist - Latam

Location: CHL-LAS CONDES

Requisition ID: 19000817

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