Tax Accountant

Recruiter
Location
Kulim Malaysia 2,
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
08 Dec 2016
Ref
REQ-000275
Sector
Renewables
Category
Solar
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
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Primary Job Functions:
Basic Job Functions:
Perform the Company's regular accounting and compliance work in the area of tax (VAT, Withholding Tax and Income Tax)

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Handle month-end close process by ensuring proper recording of tax payable/refundable, reconciling tax filing returns to financial records and analyzing fluctuation in tax accounts
  • Ensure compliance with various Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls and local GAAP reporting
  • Provide support and work with local tax advisors to ensure direct and indirect tax compliance in various countries
  • Ensure tax filings are completed per deadline and timely update of filing status in tax calendar
  • Organize tax payments to be made timely per deadlines
  • Quarterly review of direct and indirect tax exposure, make accrual for exposure identified
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable/General Ledger team to ensure tax entries are recorded correctly upon transaction posting in ERP system
  • Assist in tax code set up in ERP system for new country/entity
  • Involve in ERP system testing for new country/entity to ensure correct tax entry posting
  • Support Corporate Tax office in ad-hoc analysis as requested
  • Create Purchase Request for tax fees in ERP system to facilitate payment to service providers
  • Communicate with tax service provider for unbilled tax fee to facilitate tax fee accrual
  • Participate in tax process improvement projects

Experience:
  • 2 years of relevant work experience in a Big 4 accounting firm and manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in VAT and withholding Tax returns is added advantage
Education:
  • Minimum BS/BA in Finance or Accounting

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Language Requirements
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Experience
Accounting-
Education
Bachelors: Accounting (Required)-
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.