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06/09 Sohan Sharma
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Director/Partner - Direct Tax (10-13 yrs)

Kolkata Job Code: 1311076

The Director/Partner of Direct Tax is a senior leadership role responsible for overseeing and managing the direct tax function within a professional services firm or a large organization. This position involves providing strategic guidance, technical expertise, and client-focused direct tax solutions. The Director/Partner collaborates closely with clients, internal teams, and regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with tax laws, minimize tax liabilities, and optimize tax strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:

- Develop and implement the firm's/organization's direct tax strategy, aligning it with broader business goals and regulatory changes.

- Provide thought leadership on evolving direct tax trends, legislative developments, and best practices.

Client Engagement:

- Build and nurture strong relationships with clients, acting as a trusted advisor on direct tax matters.

- Understand clients' business operations, assess tax risks, and propose effective tax strategies to optimize compliance and reduce tax burdens.

Technical Expertise:

- Stay current with local and international direct tax laws, regulations, rulings, and case law to provide accurate and timely advice.

- Offer technical guidance and mentorship to both junior and senior team members.

Tax Planning and Optimization:

- Collaborate with clients to identify tax planning opportunities that align with their business objectives and minimize tax liabilities.

- Develop and implement strategies for cross-border transactions, transfer pricing, and other complex tax matters.

Compliance and Reporting:

- Oversee the preparation, review, and filing of accurate and timely direct tax returns and related documentation.

- Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and reporting obligations.

Risk Management:

- Identify potential direct tax risks and exposures for clients and the firm/organization.

- Devise strategies to mitigate risks and work with clients to establish robust internal controls.

Business Development:

- Lead business development efforts by identifying new business opportunities, fostering client relationships, and contributing to sales presentations and proposals.

- Expand the firm's/organization's client base and market presence through leveraging expertise and networks.

Team Leadership and Development:

- Manage and nurture a high-performing team of direct tax professionals, providing coaching, training, and performance feedback.

- Cultivate a collaborative and innovative work environment to promote professional growth.

Regulatory Compliance and Audits:

- Interact with tax authorities, regulators, and auditors when necessary, ensuring compliance with direct tax laws and regulations.

- Manage and resolve tax audits or disputes in collaboration with legal and finance teams.

Thought Leadership:

- Contribute to the field's thought leadership by publishing articles, whitepapers, or presenting at industry conferences to showcase expertise.

Qualifications and Requirements:

- Extensive experience in direct tax consulting, advisory, or related roles, including leadership experience.

- Strong knowledge of local and international direct tax regulations, including corporate taxation, individual taxation, and international tax treaties.

- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain client relationships.

- Proficiency in tax software, data analytics tools, and Microsoft Office applications.

- Strong leadership and team management skills.

- Proven track record of business development and revenue growth.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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