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Malaysia Kuala Lumpur: Regional Indirect Tax Manager

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Malaysia Kuala Lumpur: Regional Indirect Tax Manager

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur: Regional Indirect Tax Manager

Date: Mar 3, 2018

Location: Kuala Lumpur, 10, MY, 50400

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Job Summary

Responsible for supporting the GST/VAT compliance, process improvement and planning for Halliburton across the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific region is one of the international markets for Halliburton and offers significant growth opportunity both for the business and the appropriate candidate:

With the anticipated plan to consolidate the indirect tax function across Asia Pacific region, the role, for immediate start, represents an unparalleled opportunity for a highly motivated individual to support the business towards full compliance. This will entail laying a proper foundation in the stages from implementation to preparing/reviewing accurate indirect tax returns and developing strategies to optimise the cost base and cashflow of the business as the candidate grows hopefully into a managerial position.


Job Responsibilities

  • To become familiar with the Halliburton business in order that GST/VAT planning & compliance is undertaken with a sound knowledge of the commercial environment;
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on GST/VAT matters in Asia Pacific as well as ensuring Halliburton is up to date on changes in GST/VAT legislation;
  • To develop strong relationships with and provide excellent service to internal customers, including the Finance and Operations teams;
  • Continuously review and monitor the adequacy of systems, procedures and other relevant records to ensure compliance with GST/VAT Regulations;
  • Responsible for compliance and timely filing of monthly / quarterly / annual GST/VAT returns in Asia Pacific countries;
  • Maintain VAT records on a contemporaneous basis, including GST/VAT reconciliations and new registrations;
  • Responsible for reconciliation of input and output taxes;
  • Contribute to the budgeting and forecasting process;
  • Management of tax audits by the Local Tax Authority; gathering and providing requested documentation such as invoices, agreements, import documentation etc to support input/output taxes declared;
  • Maintain relationships with external tax advisers;
  • Maintain relationships with Government Agencies and other Regional Industry / GST/VAT working groups and bodies;
  • Ensure that GST/VAT compliance matters are properly handled and opportunities are capitalized/ risks mitigated;
  • Periodic review of internal controls and processes governing GST/VAT; recommending changes with a view to maintaining control over computation and reporting requirements for compliance purposes;
  • Providing ad-hoc support to Asia Pacific Regional Tax Manager, Tax Director and the business regarding any GST/VAT accounting and system-derived issues, namely collecting relevant information to support legal positions regarding input/output taxes, standard rated vs zero-rated/exempt items;



Experience, Skills & Knowledge


Requires an undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field and 5 years related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and competency.

Applicable professional certification preferred. Excellent personal communications skills and ability to work in team environment a must

  • Approx. 5 years’ working experience at a Big 4 firm
  • Experience in GST/VAT-developed jurisdictions such as Singapore, Malaysia, or Australia.
  • Outgoing & confident personality and the ability to deal with, and present to, management within the business, Taxation Authorities & external advisors.
  • Strong accounting and tax technical skills.
  • Recognized accounting qualification/ tax qualification such as ACCA, CTA, etc. 
  • IT skills
  • Strong personal awareness and ability to develop relationships and provide a good service.



The ideal candidate will have approx. 5 years’ practical working experience in a GST/VAT environment (for instance in Malaysia/Singapore or SEA countries, experience in other jurisdictions may be an advantage) at a Big 4 firm, be ACCA/ CTA qualified and have GST/VAT compliance experience.

Working knowledge of SAP would be helpful and a firm foundation in accounting would be critical in order to undertake the role.

S/he must be sufficiently confident to manage the responsibilities set out under limited supervision & control, should be self-motivated and results-focused.   

Estimated 30% travel requirement across the Asia Pacific region e.g. internal meetings, meeting advisors or governmental bodies, attending conferences and so on.



Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Lvl 10, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50400, Malaysia


Job Details

Requisition Number: 50456  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Finance  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.


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