Associate Consultant

Requisition ID:  9588

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 Associate Consultant based in Kuala Lumpur. Reporting to the Manager, this full-time and permanent position is based in Malaysia and offers great coverage, allowing you to make a significant impact to our business 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
  • 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 discuss any issues arising with the engagement team
  • To clear tax review points raised by Seniors/Managing Consultants/Directors (if any) and to discuss with the Senior/Managing Consultant if necessary
  • 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 returns sent to the client for review are complete and in order
  • 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 out cover letter/reminder letter to client on the submission of original/revised tax estimates.


Advisory Work:


  • To draft proposals, complete clients acceptance forms.
  • To conduct research where necessary and to draft advisory
  • To be involved in Transfer Pricing assignments


Administrative Work:


  • To complete/update Client Tracker (where required)
  • To set up tax files (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


Key requirements:


  • Minimum degree in Finance/Accounting or professional qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CPA/CIA) or equivalent.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in taxation
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of the following:
  • Income – capital, revenue, sources of income, etc
  • Deductible Expenditure
  • Capital Allowances
  • Reinvestment Allowance
  • Key double deductions
  • Tax Administration matters
  • Withholding Tax
  • Incentives


We are looking for someone with:


  • Good command of English, both written and spoken.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge on MS Office and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Has attention to details.
  • Good time management and is a deadline drive person


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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