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Africa Taxation

Date:  14-Jun-2022
Country:  India
Function:  Olam Global Business Service


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Summary

Finance Team has a unique opportunity to re-imagine and re-organise to deliver on our strategy as we continue on our journey towards becoming a Best-in-Class Business Partner. To achieve this goal, we are looking to grow our energized team!

Job Description

Tax Analysis and Insights Reporting
• Analyzing current and past tax data preparing tax mis reports and projections based on this analysis – key metrics, variance analysis, identifying exposures and red flagging adverse events that could impact the business.
• Provide detailed analysis and commentary on origins and legal entities on a monthly basis to the OGA Africa Tax Lead.
• Dive deeply into tax data and become a subject matter expert to provide additional insights.
• Perform adhoc analysis where required to assist in critical decision making.
• Active participation in process optimization initiatives for Tax.
• Tax savings and Tax optimization initiatives.

Policy and Process Management
• Drafting and implementation of in country tax policies and the subsequent updating which will be made available to country controllers, internal, external auditors – to provide guidelines in terms of country’s alignment to local legislative requirements.
• Documenting of tax standard operating procedures – which will document elements of the tax submission process in order to ensure continuity and the processes are not person dependent.
• Standardized control checks to ensure accurate disclosures and to pick up and potential gaps and exposures being created. This can then be identified and rectified in real time as opposed to at the time of audit.
• Re-enforce of tax rules where necessary when gaps identified.

Legislation Changes and Trends
• Tracking legislation changes and trends for every origin and mapping the impact on the OGA business.
• Communication of these legislative changes in time for origins to action and regularize necessary processes to meet compliance changes.
• Regular updates to be circulated to origin teams in the form of a tax newsletter.
• Create presentations that provide insightful analysis, identify required action items, and effectively frame decisions to be made.
Tax Data analysis, Health Check Report Drafting and Value Adding Initiatives
• Assistance with health checks, sample testing and tax compliance reports
• Research and planned implementation of Value-Added initiatives.

Profile Description

• 5 to 6 years of relevant working experience in Tax and Africa Tax specifically as far as possible.
• Chartered Accountant preferred but Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Tax can also be considered
• Candidates with Big 4 background are welcome to apply.
• General knowledge of accounting / tax/ financial / operational principles - basic knowledge of IFRS.

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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