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Senior Taxation Advisor - 12 Month Contract

Sydney, Australia

Job Description

We are currently seeking a talented and ambitious Senior Taxation Advisor to join the Tax Department located in our Sydney office for a 12 month contract.


Why Amex?


At American Express we aspire to become the world’s most respected service brand. Our values encompass customer commitment, integrity, quality, teamwork, respect for people, good citizenship, will to win, respect for others and personal accountability.

As a valued contributor you can expect challenging work, with purpose. Be more than just your job. Be the voice of inspiration and transform the way the world does business for a living. At American Express, you are among the “Best Global Brands”.


Why this role?


This position is part of the Tax Department located in Sydney. The Sydney office is currently responsible for managing the tax affairs of American Express entities in Australia and New Zealand. 


Reporting to the Director - Taxation in Sydney, working within a highly engaged and dynamic team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing, Employment Tax, GST compliance processes as well as ensure all tax Accounting obligations of American Express in Australia and New Zealand are met in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide advice to the business, compliance team and tax accounting team on direct and indirect tax matters.
  • Coordinating and collating information and making representations required for revenue department enquiries.
  • Managing workflow of compliance team.



To be considered for this position you must possess:
  • Undergraduate degree in an Accounting/Business discipline and have thorough understanding of accounting principles.
  • Solid direct and/or indirect income tax experience.
  • Chartered Accountant, Master of Taxation or equivalent.
  • Excellent understanding of Australian income tax legislation and experience in preparing direct and indirect returns.
  • Ability to perform tax research and analysis.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Oracle and Onesource Corporate Tax experience would be beneficial.
  • Willingness to manage processes with offshore teams.
  • Ability to build relationships and work effectively with internal clients and external advisors.
  • Well-developed organisational, time management, planning and prioritisation.
Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact - Apply today!

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

ReqID: 18005356
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time