Tax Compliance Lead - Turkey



  • Manage & coordinate Turkey cluster external audits with excellent ability to foster good relationships with local controllership teams and fiduciary accountants;
  • Manages internal audit process with the ability to liaise cross functionally on all compliance and business finance related requests;
  • Provides compliance guidance in the fields of transfer pricing, direct & indirect taxes, accounting systems, audit rules, statutory filing & other requirements on local legal level;
  • Designs and successfully implements internal control processes such as US GAAP to LL reconciliations, system to filing VAT reconciliations, perpetual inventory system reconciliations and ad hoc projects on control improvements
  • Review & prepare financial statements based on IFRS;
  • Review quarterly CIT tax calculations;
  • Review monthly VAT, Reverse VAT and Consumption tax calculations;
  • Prepare and provide responses to IA, Statutory Auditors and Tax Auditors;
  • Give guidance on local exchange control rules and the implications of international tax regulations on an intermediate level;
  • Provides mentoring and coaching to finance staff on accounting, statutory and tax compliance related matters;
  • Ability to influence multiple organizations within a broad scope, typically interacting with directors, country controllers and senior management;
  • Lead in country and cross border teams;

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree with a focus in accounting and/tax and auditing complimented by an advanced degree or accounting certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) preferred.)
  • Typically 4+ years of experience as an external/internal auditor.
  • Typically experienced in more than one finance function.
  • Team leadership skills
  • Experience influencer in a multi-cultural environment

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles with advanced knowledge in auditing.
  • Excellent understanding of IFRS and Turkish GAAP
  • Strong background in tax accounting and international tax (preferred).
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of transfer pricing and exchange control rules.
  • Excellent business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word).
  • Superior communication and influencing skills.
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Ability to self-manage and take initiative on different compliance areas.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Fluent in Turkish and English (mandatory)

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