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IHG Tax Manager in Singapore, Singapore

Tax Manager

Job Number R168359

Hotel Brand:

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Singapore - Central Singapore - Singapore


About us

The role involves allocated responsibilities for management, direction and provision of tax advisory and compliance work within the IHG Group in relation to the following areas:

  1. a) Business advisory and support work;

  2. b) Tax management and planning;

  3. c) Tax reporting and forecasting;

  4. d) Tax compliance (including management of tax audits and disputes); and

  5. e) Regulatory compliance relating to tax.

The primary initial responsibilities of the current role will be in the areas of business advisory and support work, specialist tax compliance matters conducted in house (in particular management of transfer pricing requirements) and regulatory compliance relating to tax. It may also involve assisting in providing business support advice in related areas such as indirect tax compliance or treasury as necessary to help meet business needs in a rapidly changing environment.

Rotation of responsibilities into other listed areas may be expected in future in order to assist the development of the individual and of other team members, or as opportunities and needs arise.

The individual will be expected to have the capability of future development to achieve a range and mix of competencies at aggregate levels appropriate for a Director, within the Department’s banding and competency assessment system..

Your day to day

Business advisory and support

  • To assist Tax Director, AMEA in providing expert tax advice to the Business in the Asia Middle East and Africa (“AMEA”) region (with primary responsibilities over the Asia Australasia (“AA”) region) with respect to both operations and major transactions including the following:

  • Providing advice and coordination/support to hotel controllers to help them ensure full compliance of local requirement for the maintenance of tax registration and payment of taxes for IHG fee income, including withholding tax and business tax ( or VAT where applicable).

  • Advising Business/Group Tax on tax law developments in countries for the AMEA region that may affect IHG current investment and contract structure.

  • Assisting in providing advice to the Business/Group Tax as necessary concerning the structuring and implementation of acquisitions and disposals and ad hoc projects.

Transfer Pricing

  • To advise Business and Group Tax on the developments in tax laws relating to transfer pricing for countries in the AMEA region (with primary responsibilities over the AA region), and provide assistance as necessary to help evaluate and implement IHG’s transfer pricing approaches and policies so as to ensure full compliance of filing requirements. Responsibilities include ensuring maintenance of necessary documentation and preparation of the transfer pricing reports and detailed functional analyses to manage transfer pricing risks on all cross border transactions of IHG entities in that region.

Tax Reporting and Tax Compliance

  • To assist in the preparation of tax forecast/payment forecast/effective tax rate calculation on a quarterly basis

  • To assist in the preparation of year end tax provision and tax reconciliation for the relevant IHG entities

  • To provide assistance in managing corporation income tax compliance for group companies in the AMEA (with primary responsibilities over the Asia Australasia region) and to liaise with the external advisors and other internal departments as necessary

SOX compliance

  • To ensure compliance of IHG’s tax policies as determined by Global tax in the UK are fully complied with for the above jurisdictions, with particular attention on compliance under the Sarbanes Oxley Act and IHG’s Audit Committees.

  • Awareness of training program and need and ensuring timing completion of tax training program scheduled for each year

What we need from you


  • Bachelor of Accountancy


  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in tax related field preferably with a big four accounting firm

  • Certified member of SIATP or ICA is preferred

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good Team Player

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Open to Changes

  • Major Brad D. Anderson

    United States Army

    Major (Ret) Brad Anderson is the Human Resources Manager at IHG Army Hotels – Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired out of the U.S. Army after 23 years of service with combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

    Brad enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1992, and was assigned as an infantryman at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served six years in 9th Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Division. In 1999, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed Drill Sergeant School and then served with the Infantry Training Brigade. He was next assigned to Officer Candidate School in 2003 and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. Major Anderson’s previous assignments as an officer include Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as a postal platoon leader; Iraq, where he served as deputy plans and operations officer, III Corps; Fort Benning, where he served with 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served with 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as battalion and group human resources officer and Fort Lee where he served his final assignment as the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) commander.

    Brad’s professional military education includes the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Pathfinder Course, and Rappel Master School. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.

    Brad’s military awards and decorations include a Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, and 4 Army Good Conduct Medals. He has also been awarded a variety of unit and service medals & ribbons, in addition to earning the Expert Infantryman Badge.

    On his first day of military retirement (October 1st, 2015) we proudly welcomed Brad to the IHG family. It was then, that Brad began his career with us as the HR Manager of the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Benning, a role he continues to thrive in today.

  • Michael Bayerl

    United States Air Force

    “My experience with IHG has been nothing short of awesome and I have learned so much.  Soon I will be the GM of the World’s Largest Holiday Inn Express (currently the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee) with 1,000 rooms.”

    Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Bayerl joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Throughout 20 years of active duty, he served as an Air Force Services Specialist and Inspector General for Services-Air Mobility Command. From the moment he started with the USAF Michael was immersed with hospitality experience, starting out in Food in Beverage before working his way through the ranks and functioning in virtually every position available within military restaurants & hotels.

    In 2002, Michael took on a General Manager position at an Air Force Inn, and since that time, he has managed hotel complexes with over 2000+ rooms, on 3 different properties. Michael found his way to IHG when he intentionally took on a role with Army Lodging, knowing that the hotel would soon be privatized into an IHG hotel.

    Today, Michael is the General Manager at IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee (soon to be re-branded as the World’s largest Holiday Inn Express).

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