Assistant Consultant

Requisition ID:  9065

It’s never been a more exciting time to join Vistra. 


At Vistra our purpose is progress. We believe that our clients have the power to change the world and to do great things for global progress, and we exist to remove the friction that comes from the complexity of global business – to help our clients achieve progress without friction.


But progress only happens when people come together and take action. And we’re absolutely committed to building a culture where our people can do just that.


We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Assistant Consultant based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Reporting to the Executive Director this full-time and permanent position is based in Kuala Lumpur office and allows you to make a significant impact to our company and its’ growth.


Key responsibilities:


Compliance Work:


  • To manage and ensure all due dates set internally and by the client are met
  • To keep track and to follow up with the client on the return of completed Tax Organiser
  • Where required, to prepare draft tax computations & returns (and all relevant supporting documents) and to liaise with the client for any clarifications/information required to complete the job
  • To review draft tax computations & returns (and all relevant supporting documents) prepared by preparer
  • To ensure proper job set-up with preparers and supervise their work
  • To discuss any issues arising with the engagement team/engagement director
  • To clear tax review points raised by Managing Consultants/Directors (if any)
  • To ensure all review points are cleared and to document important information (via email, internal memo, etc) and to put this on file
  • To ensure that the final tax computation and return sent to the client for review are complete and in order & to ensure the tax return is filed before the due date
  • After the submission of tax return, to follow up with the client for the signed Form e-C and also on the utilisation of tax credit/tax overpaid (whether to be set off against future instalments or to be refunded)
  • To keep track of the due date for filing of CP204/CP204A – this includes sending ensuring cover letter/reminder letter is sent to client on the submission of original/revised tax estimates.


Advisory Work (where required):


  • To draft proposals/complete client acceptance forms
  • To do research, draft advisory and be involved in transfer pricing assignments.




  • To attend all training sessions and ensure that you are adequately prepared for training
  • Revise training materials thoroughly and read up on the subject to develop your knowledge
  • To conduct training for staff / Quarterly Tax Update session (where required)


People Management:


  • Effective reporting and consultation with Manager/ Director.
  • Coordination & Communication with other team members / other Divisions.


Clients Relationship:


  • Achieving individual targets as well as within the group
  • Managing Client Relationships – maintaining good rapport with clients.
  • Ability to achieve Client Satisfaction & Retention
  • Assisting in Cross Selling Other Tricor Services


Administrative Matters:


  • To complete/update Client Tracker (where required)
  • To set up tax files (where required)
  • To prepare proposal (where required)
  • To prepare invoices (where required)
  • To ensure proper filing of documents upon the completion of the tax return filing process and upon completion of tax advisory work
  • To ensure that directors/managers/seniors are kept fully informed of all client matters e.g. if a client calls you, document your conversation and circulate to the engagement team, or if a client e-mails you directly, forward this to the engagement team
  • To arrange for dispatch of documents (where required)


Key requirements:


  • Minimum 1-2 years of working experience in tax services. However, fresh graduates are welcomed to apply.
  • Minimum degree in Finance/Accounting or professional qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CPA/CIA) or equivalent.
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of the following:
    1. Income – capital, revenue, sources of income, etc
    2. Deductible Expenditure
    3. Capital Allowances
    4. Reinvestment Allowance
    5. Key double deduction
    6. Tax Administration matters
    7. Withholding Tax
    8. Incentives
  • Basic computer skill - Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Company Benefits:


At our Malaysia office, we believe in putting our employees’ well-being first! We offer great exposure while ensuring employees are well compensated!


Additionally, we provide comprehensive medical insurance, dental and optical coverage, and competitive annual leave entitlement and sick leave to support your well-being and time to recharge or explore your passions out of work.


As advocates of continuous learning and professional development, we provide an internal mentorship program and reimburse professional membership fees for certifications whichever relevant to your job nature ensuring you stay ahead in your field.


If you are excited about working with us, we encourage you to apply or have a confidential chat with one of our Talent Acquisition team members. Our goal is to make this a great place to work where all our people can thrive. We hope you join us on this exciting journey.




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