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    Job Title

    Assistant Manager - Tax & Compliance

    Job Purpose

    Purpose of the job:

    • Ensuring the relevant direct and indirect tax compliance.
    • Expected to work with Finance Controller on the Strategic & Operational aspects involving the relevant initiatives.


    Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:

    • Responsible for, statutory and regulatory compliances under Direct and Indirect Taxes applicable to the entity from time to time.
    • Review of monthly tax liability computed by team and application of control assertions while reviewing.
    • Responsible for data analytics and analysing the monthly and yearly trends of tax payment and associated income generated. And inform inconsistency if any.
    • Ensuring all tax reconciliations as GSTR 2A, E way bill, Input tax credit availment etc performed in timely manner.
    • Responsible for preparing tax provision and other schedules by reviewing, preparing, and consolidating provision schedules
    • Competent to analyse and draft reply to the queries and notices by the Tax Department
    • Responsible to monitor tax amendments or changes in existing law and timely communicate the effects and applicability to the stakeholder. Also training the team for better clarity and understanding.
    • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement in computation of tax and filing of return.
    • Responsible for managing internal and statutory audits pertaining to tax compliances and audits by tax authorities. Efficient in preparation of Annual return and Annual Audit forms GSTR 9 and 9C as applicable to the organization.
    • Managing the relationship with external consultants.
    • Supporting business teams with right taxation advices for day to day operations.
    • Communication sent to vendors and business partners on tax related matters or unreconciled transactions identified during performance of actual work.
    • Developing appropriate systems/process to track refunds/ensure visibility on taxes paid/tax liabilities.
    • Develop and implement strategic tax efficiency for all necessary taxes, like GST, TDS, and International Tax etc.

    Review, analysis and improve systems and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness

    • Working knowledge of SAP required and system (SAP) enabled checks and controls
    • Ensuring integrity and completeness of financial records & compliance with financial control standards
    • Implement new advantages into operations after getting it authorized from consultants and industrial practice.
    • Process improvements and aligning with the Group policy document.
    • Review and evaluate cost reduction opportunities.

    Accounting and Reporting.

    • Providing technical support on taxation issues and support team in tax accounting and related book entries.
    • Responsible for month end book closing with respect to taxes.
    • Responsible for up to date maintenance of P&L and Balance Sheet, schedules & reconciliations
    • Preparation of financial details for meetings with directors and other review meetings.
    • Perform audit of vendor master data related to tax matters –GSTN number and Legal name verification from GSTN Portal, PAN verification, and email address for further communication with vendors.

    Ensure legal and financial compliance for the India site.

    • Ensuring all internal & external compliances is met in time.
    • Assist manager on new measures to minimise tax.
    • Coordinate with tax lawyers/Consultants.
    • Preparation of trackers for all compliances on monthly basis
    • Coordinate external and internal audits of the Company to ensure timely completion.
    • Undertaking inter departmental audit as per audit plan.
    • Co-ordination with the stakeholders and teams in day to day business model and proactively visits to client place for future inputs and updates in the business.

    Information Security

    • Ensure that their workforce are aware of the information security policies and comply with them
    • Ensures that the team complies to ISO 27001 and IGA related requirements
    • Send account opening requests effectively
    • Disable accounts immediately for leavers and Absconders /on long leaves
    • Document and monitor / review access levels of his/her team
    • Provide security awareness and education to team
    • Manage Records to ensure compliance to Freedom of information act
    • Ensure incidents of their respective functions are closed within SLAs

    Key Relationships

    Within BCMS

    • Finance Controller
    • Delivery Heads
    • Department heads within support team.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Strong knowledge of IFRS Indian Accounting, Indian Tax laws and UK GAAP will be added advantage
    • Proficiency with MS Office.
    • Working Knowledge of SAP required.



    Further Information

    Pay Band – 6
    Contract Type – Indefinite
    Location – Noida- India
    Department/Country- GM
    Requirements - Must have current right to work in India
    Closing Date – Friday 18 June (23:59 IST)
    A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

    Equality Statement

    The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
    The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

    The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

    We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

    Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

    If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org

    Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

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