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Date: Dec 30, 2017

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 165064
Work Area: Finance
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Tax Specialist - ANZ



Reporting to the Regional Tax Manager, the Local Tax Specialist will be responsible for the coordination and execution of tax matters of the SAP subsidiaries in ANZ. He/she will be primarily responsible for all areas of taxation including but not limited to

  • Tax compliance (e.g. direct / indirect taxes, WHT)
  • Tax accounting
  • Transfer pricing
  • Tax audit and tax litigation
  • Deal support


The Local Tax Specialist will be the primary contact on all tax compliance related matters and ensure full tax compliance. He/she will act as focal point to external advisors and collaborate with colleagues from various finance organizations.




  • Ensure that the SAP subsidiaries meet full internal and external compliance requirements.
  • Manage relationship to external advisors, in particular co-ordinate and manage tax matters handled by such external advisors in the area of (i) tax compliance e.g. CIT and VAT/ GST returns including monthly/quarterly returns, (ii) tax accounting, (iii) WHT, (iv) transfer pricing, and tax audit and litigation.
  • Manage exchange of data and other relevant information (e.g. General Ledger, VAT/Sales Tax/ GST reports, Data on perm. / timing differences, info on payments for WHT, etc.) to external advisors.
  • Ensure, in cooperation with external advisor, complete and correct IFRS tax accounting for all relevant subsidiaries under purview.
  • Provide tax support for the legal entities under his/her responsibility around strategic tax issues and tax audits in cooperation with an external service provider where applicable.
  • Manage communication and negotiations with government authorities relating to tax matters, tax audits and tax litigations in respect to the relevant subsidiaries in coordination with the Regional Tax Manager.
  • Manage tax risks (including accounting for uncertain tax positions) for the subsidiaries under his/her responsibility.
  • Dealing with challenging tax queries in the SAP business with deep understanding of the tax legislation.
  • Ensure compliance with group wide Transfer Pricing Policy in cooperation with external service provider where applicable.
  • Support tax consideration on financing, funds flow management etc.
  • Obtain and manage government grants and subsidies for the subsidiaries in charge.
  • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and building good business relations with key stakeholders.
  • Support mergers, amalgamations, or liquidation of legal entities following acquisition with M&A Tax Team and/or external advisors.



  1. Education in Tax, Finance or Accounting.  A CPA, qualified Tax Advisor or similar certification with focus on taxation is favorable.
  2. Minimum of 5-8 years working experience in tax consulting and/or tax function or accounting function.



  • Willingness to develop further on international tax issues (direct taxes, indirect taxes, withholding taxes, transfer pricing, mergers & acquisition, organizational restructuring, investments involving location management).
  • General understanding of tax accounting under IFRS.
  • Willingness to develop expertise in tax incentive planning and management of effective tax rates.
  • Strong pro-active project management skills as well as innovative problem solving skills. Ability to work independently and under time pressure.
  • Ability to anticipate and manage change.
  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Good knowledge of SAP-ERP System.
  • Good knowledge of finance organization and organizational infrastructure of SAP.
  • Ability to work in a virtual team, contributing to and influencing cross functional business processes and projects while managing key s


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or, APJ:, EMEA: Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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