Senior Manager - Finance - Indirect Tax

Senior Manager - Finance - Indirect Tax

11 Aug
Standard Chartered Bank Ltd
Chennai district

11 Aug

Standard Chartered Bank Ltd

Chennai district

Job Description

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.


The Indirect Tax Team is an integral part of the Tax/Finance function. It caters to the compliance requirements and assists Regional Tax Teams across the Globe. The Team handles Value Added Tax (VAT), Goods & Service Tax (GST) & Sales & Use Tax (SUT) returns


The role includes data collation, data analysis, data validation, reports consolidation, reports validation and submission of reports and workings to stake holders on or before the fixed target date.


Manage, coach and develop Indirect tax team.

Manage complex indirect tax returns and perform comprehensive end to end review of the Indirect Tax returns prepared.

Identify improvement areas and collaborate within the team and with the other functions to achieve best possible results.

Manage tax calendar and proactively monitor, the completion of deliverables within agreed timeline.

Proficient in extracting data and producing reports from sources such as PeopleSoft

Ensure seamless and accurate delivery of indirect tax returns with no misses on timelines

Maintain complete documentation of transitioned processes and contribute in development of business continuity plan.

Support implementation of specific tax projects (e.g. India GST)

To gain detailed understanding of the GST / VAT reporting process and become an SME.

Assist with global and regional tax initiatives.

Provide education and training to business partners.

Provide MIS to the management.

Provide the necessary updates to stakeholders/Project working groups on a regular basis.

Engage in a positive and pro-active stakeholder management.

Interact with team members/stakeholders to understand the actual requirements and effective control is in the process.

Ongoing tracking / monitoring of data quality exceptions identified during the reporting process.

Provide support to conceptual knowledge on the on-going changes and automation initiatives as necessary.

People / Resource Management

Manage, coach, develop and engage a team of high performing individuals.

Process and Service Management

Identify opportunities to remove process waste, engage in standardisation of various reporting packs and encourage, drive and support automation initiatives thereby reduce / remove the non-value adds in the process.

Establish robust control and governance on the process

Drive productivity and achieve cost efficiencies through continuous improvement initiatives.

Drive a culture to capture appropriate metrics for tracking actual hours/ standard hours/ errors etc

Ensure detailed documentation and it is up to date for all processes.



1. Strong knowledge and experience on India Indirect Taxes. Experience in Indirect Taxes compliance for Banks is an added advantage

2. Ability to multitask to achieve organizational objectives.

3. Willingness to achieve results, under extreme time constraints.

4. Strong process & data analysis skills

5. Proven ability to work within a team environment and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders

6. Reliability, ownership, accountability, and a good professional maturity.

7. Confident and capable user of Micro Soft applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Exposure to other business reporting and analytical applications a plus.

8. Ability to think laterally and critically, challenge status-quo and demonstrate innovative thinking;

9. Good written and verbal communication skills


Indirect Tax

Various Country teams/stakeholders


Delivery of standard reports as per the commitments

Stakeholder feedback on quality of analysis & decision support.

REPORTS TO : Associate Vice President - IDT

DIRECT REPORTS : Asst. Manager/ Specialists IDT

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