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This position is responsible for the overall tax compliance process in Japan in both direct and indirect taxes. The candidate is also a key person for leading USGAAP and statutory income tax reporting by working with the accounting and shared service teams in Singapore, the Global Tax team, and the external service providers.
This position is based in Tokyo, Japan, reporting to the senior Tax Manager in Tokyo office.
Prepare and complete the annual and quarterly USGAAP income tax provision calculations for all Japanese entities including tax provision to return true-up. Perform the reconciliation of income taxes payable on a quarterly basis and deferred tax inventory on an annual basis in accordance with ASC704
Prepare and complete the annual statutory income tax provision and manage the Statutory financial statement audit by working with the statutory team in Singapore and the external service provider
Manage the whole tax compliance process for all Japanese legal entities, such as the preparation and review of corporate income tax returns and consumption tax returns, by working closely with the external tax preparer
Prepare and file personal property tax returns and business office tax returns on an annual basis by using the third party provided tax software
Provide assistance to FP&A team to forecast property tax and business office tax
Review and maintenance of Tax fixed assets register on a quarterly basis to monitor the level of activities in fixed assets, including the various leases
Perform a review of consumption tax register to ensure the correct treatment and recording of input and output C-tax on a quarterly basis
Manage the tax payment processes to national and local tax offices for both direct and indirect taxes
Prepare the annual statutory withholding tax reports by collecting the information from the Account Payable team in Singapore and submit the reports through e-Tax portal
Help assist in the businesses for stamp duty inquiries on an ad hoc basis
Prepare and submit the BEPS related forms and reports through e-Tax portal to comply with OECD BEPS regulations on an annual basis
Assist in the preparation of local files for Japan entities by working with the Global Transfer Pricing team
Analyze and seek opportunities under the new or existing tax laws and legislation as well as monitor and identify the potential impact to the Japan businesses from tax risk control perspectives
Actively involved in the on-going tax projects and provide inputs to improve the efficiency in the tax reporting processes yet to minimize tax risks
Provide the Japan tax implications to proposed transactions on an ad hoc basis, if needed, by working with the external tax advisors
Provide supports at the time of tax audit as well as handle the periodic inquiries from tax offices
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or taxation with at least 5-8 years of Japanese tax experience in a Big Four firm or US based MNC environment
Japanese CPA or CPTA (Zeirishi) license is preferable
Proficient understanding of USGAAP and JGAAP income tax accounting principles and working experience
Technical knowledge of Japanese tax laws and regulation with strong analytical skills in details
Proficient in Oracle, Microsoft Excel (functions, pivot, vlookup, data sorting, etc.) and Word
Strong verbal and written communication in Japanese and business level in English
Proactively assume ownership with ability to manage multiple priorities under pressures and tight deadlines
Open, collaborative and team-work oriented person with good interpersonal skills
Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.
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