International Tax Manager (Bangkok based, Relocation provided)

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Bangkok, Thailand

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

As an International Tax Manager focusing on the region of the Americas, you will report directly to the Americas and Key Accounts Senior Tax Manager.  Your position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, where most of the Tax team sits, and will be required to meet some working hours covering the Eastern US time zone. You will be part of the Finance Team (approximately 130 professionals) and work closely with the Legal, Commercial and Product teams based in Thailand and worldwide.  

You will support the Americas Tax Advisory Team in all direct and indirect tax advisory matters in said region for the organization, and in connection with our transactions with the main hotel partners, to ensure efficient and compliant tax outcomes for the Agoda Group of Companies.

This role involves interaction with our international offices (i.e. teams in the Agoda’s offices in Europe and North America), our US parent company Booking Holdings and sister brands, business managers, functional teams and other finance and legal colleagues.  Due to the rapid growth of the organization, the tasks and duties of this role may also evolve over time.  You will be keen to develop and grow within the role and to take on additional challenges and responsibilities as they occur.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in international tax planning initiatives and special projects
  • Assessment of tax positions and interpretations of our business models
  • Keep up with new tax developments and ensure compliance with local rules and regulations
  • Project coordination responsibilities
  • Support key business initiatives, including modeling for financial impact of taxes
  • Review business agreements and contracts which involve cross border transactions
  • Liaise with external advisors for direct and indirect tax matters
  • Drive and implement changes required because of changes to tax legislation
  • Handle tax audits/queries/investigations/litigations with local tax authorities
  • Contribute to tax awareness and appreciation within the Agoda Group
  • Support on various ad hoc advisory matters

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in law or accounting – Chartered Accountant (or equivalent) or graduate degree in taxation preferred
  • 4-6 years of international tax experience (on both direct and indirect taxes) in Big 4 public accounting / top law firm / multinational corporation
  • E-commerce or travel industry experience a plus
  • Experience with both mature and developing jurisdictions
  • Strong knowledge of international tax laws, both direct and indirect taxes
  • Project management expertise, including strong organizational and change management skills
  • Ability to work independently and productively
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with cross-functional teams within Agoda
  • Strategic thinker with solid business instincts and acumen

Competencies/skills:

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented professional
  • Adaptable to work in different time zones
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with different teams
  • Ability to have good grasp of the detail whilst understanding the “big picture”, and to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, and comfortable working in a fast turnaround environment
  • Team player
  • Professional “get it done” attitude and work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Energetic and driven personality
  • Adapts well to and is energized by change

Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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