Cathay Pacific is an iconic and award-winning brand, headquartered in Hong Kong. As part of the oneworld alliance, they serve over 200 destinations in over 50 countries across the world.
Taxation Service Manager
Hong Kong
Reports to: Head of Corporate Taxation

Department: Financial Services (FIN)

The job holder will manage Cathay's global corporate tax matters for the entire group.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage tax compliance, reporting, and filing works and ensure timely and accurate filing of all corporate and TP documentation of the Group worldwide
  • Prepare and review tax calculations, estimates and reports accruals from both current and deferred tax perspective.
  • Responsible to legally minimise tax liabilities of the Group through informed application of tax laws and regulations
  • Purpose partnering with country and regional teams, head office accounting, corporate finance, treasury, legal, business and operations units in different projects and contracts review
  • Provide internal tax advisory services and support on business operation matters to the Group
  • Help to establish and implement appropriate system or processes for tax risk management for the Group
  • Act as the key point of contact and support for our local and worldwide taxation matters
  • Liaise and manage tax authorities and consultants in dealing with tax audits and litigations of the Group locally, regionally and worldwide.
  • Lead and coordinate ad-hoc tax-driven business initiatives locally or regionally

  • Qualified Accountant (CPA or equivalent) & corporate tax experience with a recognised audit firm, preferably Big 4
  • Minimum 7 years' relevant tax experience with at least 3 years' post-qualification experience in supervisory role and around 1-2 year in managerial role.
  • Strong leadership qualities with an ability to manage small teams of direct reports
  • Effective problem solving skills with an analytical mind set
  • Proven planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication and presentation
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English (fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin a plus), with a proven ability to convey insightful and informative reports
  • Strong appetite to learn, with an ability & desire to understand the underlying commercial aspects of the relevant business units, willing to challenge the status quo and improve work processes
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, independently as well as an effective team player
  • Strong skills in MS Office applications, especially in Excel
  • Experience in using SAP advantageous
  • Technically strong with solid knowledge and experience in accounting, corporate tax compliance and GST
  • Knowledge of International taxation laws and regulations with regional tax exposure in Asia Pacific is advantageous
  • Prior experience in tax strategy implementation, planning support and project management will be advantageous
  • Possess good business acumen and highly adaptive

  • Helps set, refine and follow applicable financial policies & procedures
  • Builds and maintains a network of strategic relationships
  • Proactively builds an understanding of how the Airline works
  • Proactively seeks new and challenging opportunities/assignments in relevant area
  • Consults widely and tackles problems in a careful and holistic manner, taking time to understand and consider a problem in full before acting
  • Builds team loyalty and mutual respect
  • Openly shares own learnings inspiring the team
  • Coaches and oversees team in organising and completing tasks on time; sets clear plans, milestones and deadlines and monitors the same
  • Takes steps to understand industry best practice
  • Scans the market for new and innovative ideas to improve operational efficiency
  • Facilitates BU cost-benefit analyses
  • Creates high quality relevant written content
  • Pursues self-development opportunities

  • Setting Direction
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Driving Business Performance and Change
  • Developing and Recognizing Others

Application deadline: 14 October 2019

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.
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