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Group Tax Manager



New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses growing beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments and banking infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all in one single platform.
Established in 2015 in Melbourne, our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world. Today, Airwallex has a global footprint across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Airwallex is looking for a proactive and motivated Group Tax Manager with extensive hands-on local experience and a global mindset to provide tax advice and supporting documentation, compliance, and reporting for existing businesses and new business initiatives.
This position will be part of a team that works closely with business partners to understand business initiatives, prepare advice on the associated tax implications, provide actionable guidance and requirements for the business, and support reporting and compliance obligations. This role will work be based in Melbourne or Sydney and will closely work with the Group Finance, Group Legal, and global Commercial teams.
To be successful, the candidate must have in-depth tax technical knowledge and practical approach, with experience evaluating and advising on multi-territory business initiatives and complex multi-party transactions.
The candidate will work closely external and stakeholder teams to consider current and future business plans, gather subject matter input, and ensure coordination and execution of tax solutions in a practical and sustainable manner. The candidate must possess the ability to think strategically and holistically to spot risk areas and opportunities, while also engaging in day-to-day details and project management.
The candidate must be comfortable directly liaising with various teams, stakeholders, and regions to gain a deep understanding of business requirements and international expansion plans. The candidate must be able to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex tax concepts and issues in ways that are meaningful and actionable to non-tax professionals.

Our ideal candidate has

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects, and competing priorities – including the ability to work effectively across cross-functional and regional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with functional stakeholders and leadership in different countries, and able to clearly and concisely communicate and interface with all levels of management
  • Strong understanding of and practical experience with tax laws and advisory in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas
  • Ability to appreciate the ‘big picture’ and importance of a ‘holistic’ approach in balancing commercial issues and tax technical positions
  • Detail-oriented individual who takes ownership of projects, is organized, possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and can deliver on tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated, hard-working, and able to work in an informal, fast paced, and often dynamic environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to analyse and review statutes, regulations and case laws, and extract data make appropriate recommendations in simple terms
  • Experience in direct tax, indirect tax, and transfer pricing issues related to the financial transactions and digital economy would be preferred

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or University Degree or equivalent
  • Professional qualification in Tax or Accounting
  • Mixture of Big 4 accounting and in-house experience preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience, with 1-3 years of managerial experience
  • Strong direct and indirect tax technical knowledge as well as international tax and transfer pricing, and ability to apply them
  • Successfully managed complex global projects and demonstrated experience with multiple tax jurisdictions is a must
  • Experience in working on M&A transactions, due diligence, or IPO-readiness is preferred
  • Non-tax experience (i.e., accounting, audit, finance) in addition to core tax experience is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Team player with ability to work with individuals across functions and culture, and from all levels within the organization
When you join Airwallex, You Choose "Bigger Growth Opportunities."
In 2022 as a Global business, we achieved the following:
- Series E stage, total funding of USD $900 Million, $5.5B valuation
- Expanded into new markets
- Forged partnerships with Shopify, Hubspot, Plaid, Trip Actions/Navan, Agoda, and Qantas
- We launched our Scholarship Partnership with The University of Melbourne
- Asia FinTech Awards: Team of the Year, Fintech of the Year
- Xero Awards Australia: Financial Services App of the Year
- Top 100 Women in Fintech: #40 Lucy Liu, Co-Founder of Airwallex
- Over 37% of our Australian team were promoted last year
Life at Airwallex:
💸We commit to industry-leading salaries and rewards
💲We share our business success through every employee receiving equity
💻 Two epic working spaces in the heart of Melbourne and Sydney
🥗On-site snacks, think fully stocked fridges, beers, ice-creams
💳 Your own Airwallex Virtual Card, with $1000 per year to spend on physical, lifestyle, health, or charitable donations
🧘Access to our mental wellness platform to provide personalised, private support, including coaching and EAP sessions
🎂 Enjoy a paid day off on your birthday to celebrate YOU
👪Generous parental leave, baby bonding leave, and pregnancy loss leaves
💵Paid community and volunteer leave
💸Generous Employee Referral Program rewards for referring top talent
✈️ Explore the world - You have the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for up to 3 months each year
🦄 Accelerate your career - We've reached consistent unicorn status and our people are a huge part of this. Airwallex is the place where you can grow to your full potential, with more than a third of our Australian team promoted last year
Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.