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Mumbai, MH, IN

Tax Manager Asia


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


Group Tax is looking for a Tax Manager, based in India, to manage our India tax affairs. The Tax Manager is the responsible person and a primary contact for all India tax matters. The jobholder is a member of Group Tax and dedicated to the Asia Tax Team. In this role, the jobholder will work closely with the Regional and Global Tax Teams, as well as with the Regional and Global Finance function and the Business. The jobholder is located in Mumbai, India, reporting to the Head of Asia Tax in Singapore.


The Opportunity


  • Be a centre of competence for tax matters in India including all type of taxes, such as corporate income tax, withholding tax, as well as indirect taxes, such as GST;
  • Be the tax point person for internal and external stakeholders in India;
  • Work closely with the Business providing transaction related tax support and solutions;
  • Identify tax saving opportunities in the designated jurisdictions and work with members of Group Tax and other stakeholders to implement those opportunities;
  • Monitor changes in tax legislation and assess the impacts to Swiss Re. Identify opportunities and provide advice on minimizing impacts, including operational costs;
  • Manage tax audit and controversy, as well as ongoing tax litigation in a pragmatic and efficient manner.
  • Assist in managing group-wide and/or regional-wide tax projects with a focus on India;
  • Support Finance and Tax Transformation and automation programs from a localization perspective;


Major Responsibilities


The position holder is responsible for tax matters in the designated jurisdictions with a focus on the following responsibilities:


  • Managing corporate taxes (both direct and indirect) compliance including but not limited to various tax filings, GST and TDS returns, transfer pricing documentation and response to tax queries;
  • Representing Swiss Re’s operations in front of the relevant tax authorities;
  • Manage tax audit and controversy including scheduling and tracking audits, reviewing and providing requested documentation, maintaining audit files, conducting pre-audit analysis and working closely with the Finance and Operations functions as well as with external tax advisors;
  • Manage ongoing tax litigation in close collaboration with advisors and lawyers for entities in Mumbai and Bangalore;
  • Managing the quarterly tax accounting and reporting requirements for local accounts as well as for US GAAP, EVM, tax cash-flow analysis and tax risk assessment; Maintaining tax risk management database and tax reporting tools;
  • Managing the external tax advisors to effectively manage the related tax risks and provide timely tax advice to the business;
  • Providing tax recommendation to transactions/projects (including but not limited to acquisitions, liquidations, reorganizations, capital structures and financing) and working with business and other functions to ensure proper implementation;
  • Maintaining a regular dialogue with key stakeholders to keep up to date with business development and communicating corporate tax developments on a timely basis to the local management;

About you


  • University degree in the area of accounting, finance or law. A CPA / CA / advanced taxation qualification would be advantageous;
  • At least 10 years of relevant corporate tax work experience (both direct and indirect tax), preferably with a Big 4 accounting firm or a multinational corporation;
  • Insurance and reinsurance knowhow and previous experience in the areas of US GAAP / IFRS accounting principles are an advantage;
  • High Standard of written and spoken English.
  • Strong team player: work in a team environment within Group Tax and a wider Finance organisation and cross-functionally and cross border/region platforms;
  • Solid technical and analytical skills. Make sound decisions on issues based on available information;
  • Effectively communicate technical issues to non-tax trained personnel on all seniority levels in both verbal and written forms, based on their role in the organization;
  • Identify and anticipate stakeholder (internal and external) requirements, expectations and needs by using clear and realistic timelines for delivering practical solutions, communicating expected timelines and variations when required;
  • Proactive and "can-do" attitude able to work on their own to a high standard. Ability to drive things forward and engage x-functional teams to support;
  • Ability to be both detailed oriented and able to identify high-level issues;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently; good at prioritizing work given multiple responsibilities and deadlines;
  • Creative, yet practical approach, self-starter, and solution oriented.



Corporate title

Tax Manager Asia



Group Finance



Group Tax




Reference Code: 100717 


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