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International Tax Lead Americas and South East Asia Pacific

Position Title: International Tax Lead Americas and South East Asia Pacific

Location: Geneva (Switzerland)

Reports to:  Vice-President Global Taxes

Direct Reports: N/A

Scope / Brands:  Global

 

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.

 

THE ROLE

We are looking for an International Tax Lead Americas and South East Asia Pacific (the Region) to join our Finance team. You will be mainly responsible for the regional execution of the global tax strategy, tax planning initiatives, transfer pricing, tax audits and tax risks management in the Region.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and dynamic tax professional to thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment with significant growth and international expansion.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Be the primary speaking partner for tax matters in Americas and South East Asia Pacific (“the Region”), and specifically for this Region:

 

  • Identify and implement tax planning opportunities
  • Monitor new tax laws and relevant tax developments
  • Provide tax technical support to local finance and business functions
  • Ensure implementation of global tax processes and drive tax roadmap projects
  • Manage tax risks and ensure tax controls are consistently performed
  • Control tax filings and payments are made accurately and on time
  • Ensure transfer pricing transfer pricing documentation and returns are prepared in compliance with local requirements
  • Review the potential tax implications of business projects (such as restructuring, reorganizations), cash repatriation initiatives and treasury operations
  • Support M&A efforts, including structuring, due diligence, and integration
  • Manage tax audits and controversies together with local finance teams, involving external tax advisors where relevant
  • Train key internal stakeholders on tax matters
  • Build and manage the external network of tax advisors

Also, you will contribute to the global tax strategy and to assigned tax transversal projects, as well as to the development and continuous improvements of global tax processes and technologies.

 

In this role, you will be interfacing with the following stakeholders: Global Tax colleagues, Global Controlling, Group Treasury, Shared Services Center, Regional and Local Finance teams (including market CFOs, Controllers, tax accounting and compliance managers), External tax advisors and Tax authorities

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

  • 7+ years of relevant tax experience within a global advisory firm and/or a multinational tax department
  • A Bachelor´s / Master´s degree in Taxation, Finance, Lawyer or CPA
  • Some experience of dealing with US tax matters (domestic or ITS) and tax matters in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Japan
  • Strong experience in M&A transactions, and legal entity structuring
  • Some experience handling treasury operations
  • Ability to think and act strategically while being able to execute on operational deliverables
  • Excellent analytical, communication and influencing skills. Strong ability to communicate complex topics in concise terms
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Project management skills. Ability to follow through and complete tasks on time.
  • Sound business acumen, a true business partner who effectively communicate tax strategies and requirements
  • Experience with ERP and tax systems

 

 

 

  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented with the desire to solve problems
  • Able to adapt to change and react with speed, perseverance, and tenacity.
  • High level of reliability and personal integrity
  • Ability to work across cultures with all levels of organization and different functions
  • Excellent numerical, writing and Excel skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken required.
  • Ability to travel from time to time

 

Desirable:

  • Ecommerce and retail experience