Finance - Head of Tax China & Taiwan - Hsinchu


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Hsinchu, Taiwan




8+ years



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Published: 10 days ago Job ID: J-00260205-670

Introduction to the job

Together with its customers and suppliers, ASML is heading towards an interesting and challenging era growing today’s company into and beyond a 20bE company playing a crucial role in the semiconductor industry globally.

Are you the person that wants to be part this challenge? Are you the person with the interest and experience connecting the technology and the tax expertise domains, including customs expertise area? Do you have the ambition to act as a professional business partner in this highly dynamic and demanding crossover area? Why not join us?

ASML has been operating in Taiwan since 2003. Our multinational teams are based in Hsinchu, Linkou, Taichung and Tainan. ASML employs over 3,600 employees in Taiwan from over 25 nationalities. The activities of ASML in Taiwan consist of manufacturing at various facilities, customer support, R&D support, EUV and DUV training centers and corporate functions. The net sales in 2021 of the ASML operations in Taiwan exceeded EUR 7 billion.

Role and responsibilities

The job mission of the Head of Tax Taiwan is to partner with and understand the business, execute and ensure tax compliancy with a strategical and tactical focus while pro-actively supporting ASML and its business partners.

The regional Tax and Customs function used to be centralized in Hong Kong. Currently ASML is in the process of localizing the Tax and Customs function to the key APAC locations, being Taiwan, Korea and China, in order to be closer to the business and provide better support and ensure tax compliance. The Head of Tax Taiwan is currently based in Hong Kong and this newly created position in Taiwan, will effectively localize the responsibility for Taiwan tax affairs.

The role requires working with colleagues in various countriesand different expertise areas within Tax & Customs and outside the Tax & Customs function.

As Head of Tax Taiwan you will be responsible for the Taiwan tax affairs and will be managing a team of tax experts and you will coordinate with specialist on specialist tax matters. You will be reporting to the Head of Tax APAC.

Responsibilities of the role:
Responsibility for the tax affairs of Taiwan and be the primary point of contact for the business and other stakeholders, working in an integrated way with other experts within ASML.
Management of a team, including inspiring leadership and people development;
Work together with the Taiwanese Finance lead and other finance functions (reporting, accounting, treasury), legal and other colleagues to work in an integrated way delivering value to ASML where it matters most.
Contribute directly in managing the Tax & Customs aspects of supporting our customers in Taiwan.
Managing all relevant stakeholders. From an external perspective with tax authorities and other regulators. Internally, in supporting our business in managing risks, being in control and at the same time remain efficient in its administrative procedures and way of working.
Ensuring Tax Compliance & Control, byimplementation and monitoring of processes and controls for appropriate tax risk management and reporting purposes. Furthermore through the timely and accurate fulfillment of tax compliance obligations in line with applicable tax laws and regulations and via an audit readiness program.
Participate in the development of the APAC tax strategy in line with the Global Tax Strategy of ASML and contribute to a proper tax infrastructure in order to manage and reduce tax exposures and identify opportunities. Ensure the formulation and implementation of a regional/local tax strategy, in line with the global tax strategy and aligned with the local business.
Ensure the management of various regional tax projects and numerous outside consultants to maximize the benefits of the use of outside consultant and ensure your projects are completed timely, within scope, within budget and fulfill the requirements of the project.
Contribute to the design, integration and maintaining of an effective and efficient operating model, in compliance with all applicable tax laws and regulations in Taiwan, but also of the other countries where ASML has business interests/ taxable presence.
Manage tax audits and tax exposure and provide an efficient tax planning based on future developments.
Participate to a proper knowledge database as a corporate memory and communication tool and establish a network of outside counsel and specialists.
Participate in cross-sector projects as APAC representative of the T&C team.

Education and experience

You have an Academic background (MSc) in either Accounting, Tax Law or Fiscal Economics, combined with post-academic Tax Law courses. When skilled in the Accounting area, certified public tax accountant or CPA would be preferred.

You have a minimum of 15 years’ experience, with a combination of Big-4 Firm and in-house Head of Tax. You have strong experience in working in a multi-disciplinary environment and in a multi-cultural team. You have a good cultural awareness and understanding of Asian and Western cultures. Ideally, you have worked and lived abroad.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Strong drive with a hands-on, structured, accurate and result oriented working style while being part of a big organization;
Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate and convince people
Able to motivate and drive others, 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).
Excellent analytical skills
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. Good technical skills on information technology, data management, and product infrastructure;
Good time management skills and able to manage towards tight deadlines
Show ownership of issues from start to finalization
Able to develop a vision and execute accordingly, able to weight risks and benefits and act on these, be a self-starter and work in a team
Flexible, proactive and communicative personality who is able to act as a professional business partner in a highly demanding and very busy technology environment
Able to cope with a multicultural, dynamic and changing environment with fluent in English and Mandarin, both orally and in writing.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

ASML’s Tax & Customs team is accountable for the tax and customs affairs in all jurisdictions where ASML operates. Currently the ASML Tax & Customs Team includes 37 Tax and Customs professionals (expected to grow to 44 in 2022) located in the Netherlands based HQ (22), the regional/local offices in Asia (11) and the US (4).

The Tax & Customs team is organized as a matrix organization and includes regional teams (NL/EMEA, APAC and US) and global expertise teams (Indirect tax, Customs, Transfer Pricing, Wage Tax and PMO).

The flat ASML organization and X-sector approach for addressing business challenges allows the Tax & Customs team to closely interact with the company operations. The Tax & Customs team provides expertise guidance to the business and manages tax/customs risks according to its global strategy approved by ASML Board of Management. In this respect the Tax & Customs team closely collaborates with the other Finance teams to ensure appropriate and efficient execution in practice.

The Location is Hsinchu, Taiwan. You are expected to be in the office 3-4 days per week and company policy allows you to work from home 1-2 days per week.
International travel (~10%) in the Asian Pacific Region is required. Travel 2x per year to the Dutch based HQ is expected.

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