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F&A - Legal Entity Controller - Hsinchu


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Hsinchu, Taiwan




8+ years



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Are you challenged by contributing to our successful world-class finance department as a hands-on Legal Entity Controller? Your job is to work in a dynamic and international environment, being part of a high tech company.

Job Mission

The Legal Entity Controller will be leading a team of Finance professionals responsible for compliance and accounting for ASML Taiwan. He leads the accounting, advices the business on accounting and ensures external andinternal reporting requirements (US GAAP / Local GAAP) as well as ensuring tax compliance.
The role requires closes collaboration with business control as well as tax and treasury. External relations are with the auditing firms.

Job Description

As a Legal Entity Controller (Taiwan) you -together with your team (approx. 5-8 persons) are expected to create & maintain clear insight in the nature and background of all financial reporting for the ASML Taiwan entities. As a legal entity controller you will operate in a matrix organization, being part of the global Finance organization. You will ensure that the financial statements are correct and complete creating the basis for a clean audit trail – with proper substantiation and specification. Being able to make the translation between our primary US GAAP books and Local GAAP financial statements and into the indirect and direct tax obligations is crucial in this role. You are expected and have room to continuous drive improvements to the accounting and control processes creating capacity to support the growth of ASML:
Your responsibilities are as follows:

Financial Reporting
Coordinate statutory financial reporting process for legal entities in Taiwan including alignment with Shared Service Centers in Korea and the Netherlands;
Monitor the compliance with group accounting policies as well as local regulations;
Ensure compliance with local GAAP and report to differences with US GAAP;
Coordinate calculations for Transfer Pricing purposes for both USGAAP and Local GAAP;
Align with / provide input to ASML Global Finance Team / Tax Accounting group(The Netherlands) for periodic group reporting and consolidation purposes;
Advise local business control and management on statutory and tax consideration in support of business decision;
Improve accounting and compliance related processes, creating capacity to support the future growth of the company;
Audit Coordination
Act as overall audit engagement coordinator & primary point of contact to external auditor for legal entities in scope;
Coordinate / prepare / assist in preparation of supporting documentation for statutory audit compliance;
Direct and Indirect tax compliance
Monitor tax compliance obligations of entities in responsible territory and arrange for timely preparation of direct and indirect tax filings;
Act as primary point of contact for providing informationfor preparation of corporate income tax returns, including review of CIT fillings from a financial input perspective;
Arrange for timely preparation of VAT/GUI filings and review VAT/GUI fillings from a financial input perspective;
Arrange for timely preparation of other local tax filings;
Prepare / review Country by Country Reporting information for respective legal entities;
Facilitate / create reliable basis for tax cash planning;
Ascertain timely identification and communication of tax risk & opportunities (e.g. use of withholding taxes / tax credits) – such in conjunction with ASML Corporate Tax Department;
First contact towards to Taiwanese tax office and assist in preparation of response (from a financial input perspective) to queries on tax authorities in efficient & timely manner;
Maintain / monitor tax related SOX controls;
Business stakeholder
Provide advice to Finance business partners in the area of accounting and tax
People leadership skills
Directly lead a team of professionals in Taiwan
Lead and coordinate Compliance and accounting related project together with the e.g. Tax and or the shared service center


MS./BS. in Finance/Accounting


Taiwan/US CPA qualified with minimum 15 years’ audit experience in Big 4 or equivalent accounting experience in an international business environment. (Preference: 15-20 years’ experience will be a strong advantage);

Strong understanding of financial accounting processes; Experience with automation of reporting processes in a SAP/Oracle environment and/or experience with e.g. robotics is a pre.

Experience with Taiwanese tax compliance and tax certificate report preparation.

Knowledge of / experience with applicable tax accounting rules in relation to US GAAP / IFRS / Local GAAP and related processes;

Fluent in written & spoken English and Chinese;

Personal skills

Good analytical, communicative, leadership and social skills. Professional and ambitious attitude. Result oriented, team player with a big sense of responsibility;
Capable of co-working with team members while maintaining higher level overview;
Ability to build relationships with colleagues in other regions (Asia / Europe / US) and non-financial departments.