Senior Tax Manager

REA Group
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
Mar 23, 2021
May 13, 2021
Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a highly engaged, professional and collaborative team
  • Work with our international businesses in South East Asia, India and the US
  • Lead commercial insights and opportunities for REA Group through the identification and implementation of tax efficient practices

  • The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will have the choice to either interview in our offices or via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

    We're REA

    An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

    From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

    Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.

    Some of our brands include,,,, and

    What we're doing

    The Tax Manager sits within the Finance and Business Services Group, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, orFaBSas we like to call them, is the engine room of the REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk, Procurement, Pricing, Contracts, Customer Collections, Payments, Facilities Management and our Customer and Business Systems IT development teams.

    The Tax Manager will be a key business partner & leader in the REA Finance Team. They will work alongside the core Finance Team with a focus on delivering tax advice to the REA Australian and international businesses including tax advisory and structuring projects, transfer pricing, M&A and tax compliance including tax-effect accounting requirements (both at the stand-alone company and consolidated Group level). The role will also encompass evaluating and implementing processes for compliance with the tax governance framework and policies.

    The role further supports the Finance Team in the following ways:
  • Act as in-house specialist taxation advisor for REA for all taxes including income tax, GST/VAT, FBT and other taxes as required (both Australian and international)
  • Ensure REA's tax compliance, tax reporting (actuals and budget/forecast) including tax-effect accounting requirements are met to high standards, both on a stand-alone company and consolidated group level
  • Service requirements of audits/reviews conducted by regulatory authorities - anticipate matters that could give rise to disputes with authorities and make recommendations to Executive Manager - Global Tax
  • Lead REA's tax R&D documentation and application process
  • Drive excellence in tax governance processes and controls - ensure ongoing compliance with tax protocols including leading REA tax transparencyinitiatives
  • Assistin preparing and updating transfer pricingdocumentationfor the REAGroup
  • Provide tax technical and advisory support on growth / expansion opportunities including M&A, disposals andrestructuring
  • Deal independently with external advisory firms (tax, audit/accounting, legal) - challenge/debate advice received to ensure alignment with REA's tax riskappetite
  • Assist across the REA Finance Team pro-actively where possible, as required and directed by the Executive Manager - Global Tax
  • Identify and implement tax strategies and initiatives across REA's business and growthprojects
  • Drive excellence by promoting and supporting business improvement measures (including tax compliance systems and processoptimisation) and in doing so build awareness and knowledge of tax issues throughoutREA
  • Ensure proper document retention processes to meet regulatory requirements and to protect legal professional privilege. Ensure ease of access to information by current and future taxteams

  • Who we're lookingfor
  • Minimum 8-12 years large corporate tax experience gained in a professional accounting firm (Chartered - Big 4 or second tier) and/or multinationalcorporate
  • Experience in advising on large corporate taxation matters, including cross-border and international tax issues (e.g.transfer pricing, controlled foreign company (CFC) rules, thincapitalisation)
  • Ability to independently manage core tax compliance obligations, including preparing company tax returns and tax reporting for large listed corporate groups (e.g.Australian consolidated groups)
  • Familiarity with ATO audits, preferably with experience with Top 100 taxpayers and justified trust, pre & post lodgment reviews
  • Experience in reviewing contractual agreements for tax sensitive issues, including customer contracts & share purchaseagreements
  • Experience in undertaking internal tax governance reviews for multinational businesses and large listed corporategroups
  • Experience in reviewing tax returns for foreign jurisdictions
  • Experience in implementing tax risk management procedures for large listedcorporates
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving achievement of global tax projects/deliverables
  • Experience in digital/tech and financial services industries (preferred, not mandatory)

  • But we don't just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It's our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:
  • Savvy minded and have the ability to think a little left of field / outside the box
  • A strong and creative communicator
  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills
  • An avid supporter of our fully inclusive culture - we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone belongs

  • The REAexperience

    The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we'll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We're committed to your development - both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

    We offer:
  • Onsite/online health and wellbeing programs, including yoga and meditation classes, and weekly massages(Melbourne only)
  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community
  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life
  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday
  • A flexible working environment meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the flexible working policy)
  • Free breakfast (and who doesn't love a free brekkie)(Interstate only)
  • Industry leading gender-neutral parental leave
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