Senior Tax Manager, APAC

Full Time
2 months ago



ASML’s Corporate Tax Affairs team currently includes 30 tax professionals residing in the Netherlands based worldwide HQ (20), the Hong Kong based regional HQ for Asia (7) and the US based regional HQ for US (3). ASML Corporate Tax Department is responsible for ASML’s fiscal affairs in all jurisdictions ASML operates in. Tax compliancy is the responsibility of Tax Support, which is reporting into the Finance Department and with a dotted line into the Tax Department. Like the Tax Department, Tax Support is regionally organized, with a Tax Support team located in the Veldhoven HQ office, the US regional HQ and in Korea for the Asian region.

Tax Department is accountable for the tax compliancy. For tax compliance so-called “Tax Control Frameworks” and related processes have been designed to monitor and control correct and timely execution, whereas external tax consultants are engaged for local tax technical and resources support. The flat ASML organization and X-sector approach for addressing business challenges allows the Corporate Tax Affairs team to closely interact with the company operations, manage tax risks and provide for tax planning ideas according to the global Tax Strategy.

The new Senior Manager Tax position (located in Hong Kong office) reports to the Tax Director Corporate Tax Affairs APAC based in the Hong Kong office. You will manage the Korean Tax affairs and be involved in cross regional projects for Asian countries jointly with the tax professionals in the Asian Corporate Tax Affairs team. The Senior Manager Tax APAC has internal interfaces with all ASML departments and Senior Management and external interfaces with outside counsel and consultants, tax authorities in various jurisdictions and other (governmental) institutes.

Job Mission

This position will report to one of the Directors Corporate Tax Affairs APAC and will be one of 9 tax specialists who are jointly responsible for APAC tax matters. When being part of the Corporate Tax Affairs team, you’ll face demanding challenges and enjoy the freedom to operate and do what is good for the company.

Job Description

  • Support and execute the global tax strategy of the ASML group of companies; Contribute and ensure adherence to the regional tax strategy, seamlessly connecting to the Global Tax Strategy for the ASML Group;
  • Ensure the design, integration and maintaining of an effective and efficient intercompany pricing and intercompany financing structure, in compliance with all applicable tax laws and regulations;
  • Provide efficient tax advice to senior management based on expected future developments, including advice on cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions;
  • Participate in cross sector projects as representative of the APAC Tax Team;
  • Ensure the managing of various Korean tax projects and outside consultants;
  • Advice on corporate income tax, withholding taxes and other taxes;
  • Monitor and enhance the tax control framework for Korea;
  • Review Korea tax compliance;
  • Manage tax audits and tax exposures;
  • Participate in the quarterly tax accounting process (US GAAP Tax Provision);
  • Review group structure and investments in light of changing tax legislations (e.g. BEPS) and derivative local legislation;
  • Contribute to the knowledge database as a corporate memory and communication tool and establish a network of outside counsel and specialists.


  • Academic Tax (Law) degree and post-academic Tax Law Courses; 
  • Keen interest in developing and maintaining tax technical knowledge;      
  • Korea certified public tax accountant (KACPTA) or CPA (KICPA) member.


  • 10+ years’ experience in international tax arena preferably as an inhouse tax counsel or within a big four environment or similar environment.
  • Experience and/or strong involvement in corporate income tax compliance, preferably in Korea, HK and other Asian jurisdictions would be a strong plus; 
  • Preferably experience in dealing with manufacturing/sales/distribution companies; 
  • More than average experience in transfer pricing analysis and related practical business implementations.
  • Experience with designing and implementation of (changes in) a new operating model within a multinational company.
  • Understanding of US GAAP tax accounting principles is a plus.

Personal skills

  • Able to develop a vision and execute accordingly, able to weigh risks and benefits and act on these,
  • Be a self-starter and ability work and function well in a team.
  • Flexible, pro-active and communicative personality who is able to act as a professional business partner in a highly demanding and very busy technology environment.
  • Strong drive with a hands-on, structured, accurate and result oriented working style.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate tax matters to the interested lay person and ability to convince people.
  • Able to build relationships and influence other functional areas.
  • A strategic mindset while having the ability to translate strategy into actionable objectives (short, medium and long-term).
  • Team player with a flexible & pro-active attitude.
  • Able to cope with a multicultural, dynamic and changing environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex business issues into simple problem statements, clear processes and actions.
  • Understanding of complex concepts and models, making the connection between managerial reporting and tax or transfer pricing impact.
  • Good time management skills and able to manage towards tight deadlines
  • Show ownership of issues from start to finalization

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