Job Openings » Tax Graduate Scheme - SiATP (June 2021 Intake)

Tax Graduate Scheme - SiATP (June 2021 Intake)

by Paul Wan & Co.


Job Description

Who we are looking for

The Tax Department is looking for a tax associate with an interest of tax rules and regulation in Singapore and other international markets.

The PWCO Tax Department is a dynamic and national team of tax professionals, ensuring that we are capturing and harnessing the power of our people’s knowledge and ultimately servicing our clients in the most effective manner.

We are looking to recruit talented and interested individuals to join our team and support in the area of corporate tax, individual tax and GST knowledge, looking at how we curate and leverage corporate tax knowledge and experience. This is an exciting opportunity for you to leverage their experience of working with clients and be at the forefront of the tax department.

The person we are looking for will be a solutions-oriented individual and will have
  • Strong corporate tax technical knowledge.
  • An interest in technology and new ways of working.
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills enabling them to build a network within the national corporate tax business.
  • Excellent project management skills.
They should be of an inquisitive mindset and interested in constantly updating and developing their soft, professional and technical skills.

This is an important and interesting role in a priority area of our business and will provide the manager with a unique insight into how we leverage knowledge and experience for maximum value for both our people and clients alike.

The Singapore Institute Accreditation of Tax Professionals (SiATP)

In the constantly evolving world of today and working within a multi-faceted profession, tax specialists often have to advise on the best tax strategy while taking into consideration a wide range of intricate business and regulatory issues.

Since the set-up of the then SIATP (now referred to as SCTP) in 2010, tax professionals have a professional body that is focused solely on the profession’s development and needs. No longer are tax professionals just one of many in a generalist professional body.

Accredited tax professionals now not only possess the opportunity to differentiate themselves through a professional designation but also have access to exclusive leads to relevant upcoming national and niche developments, privileged access to a plethora of relevant technical knowledge resources and the all-essential opportunity to network among fellow accredited tax professionals. The accredited are equipped with that extra edge to stand out from the crowd. Click here for details of the benefits and privileges of the accredited.

The result? Accredited tax professionals are progressively the preferred choice of employers and the business community – the taxpayers.

About the role

A career within Tax services will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You’ll get to advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit-sharing for partners. You’ll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals.

Our team helps our clients improve their tax function to control risk and facilitate better decision making. You’ll focus on helping businesses with tax strategy, ensuring tax compliance, increasing post-tax profits, and providing application support to achieve the best corporate tax practices.

As a tax associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to;
  • Assist with tax compliance obligations and advisory services for public listed companies, multi-national companies and SMEs.
  • Assist with tax reviews, audits, planning, transfer pricing and group re-structuring
  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to the tax principal.
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen.
  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges.
  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects.
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues.
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PWCO brand.
The role would incorporate; ·        
  • You will be assessed under a 6-month probationary period.
  • The firm will sponsor all training costs related to your qualification. This includes tuition fees (w revision), exam fees, and all miscellaneous costs.
  • You will be expected to complete 5 professional modules. The modules can be taken in the following order: Professional level (4 modules + capstone). You must pass every exam (or receive credit for prior learning) – there are no other options.
  • Complete a minimum of 36 months of work experience with Paul Wan & Co.
  • To complete a minimum of 24 months after qualification.

Job Requirement

Working as a tax manager in PWCO you will be required to:
  • Candidate must possess at least a Professional Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Accountancy/Tax or equivalent.
  • Strong corporate tax technical knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate clearly (verbally and written) and with self-confidence to all levels of staff, including at the most senior levels.
  • Ability to consult widely.
  • Intellectual capacity to make decisions with excellent analytical, organisational and project management skills.
  • A conscientious, ambitious individual who is happy to work within a diverse team, with good self-management skills and an ability to take initiative but keep others informed of progress and escalate issues where appropriate.
  • Strong reporting and drafting skills.
  • Experience in various aspects of Corporate and Individual Income Tax rules and regulation and GST.

We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? Covering almost all aspects of taxation be it large or small helps define us as one of the leading tax practices in Singapore.

The skills we look for in future employees:

 All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our leadership framework, ‘The PWCO values’ and are made up of four core attributes; excellence, communication, involvement and being rooted.