Tax Manager - Direct Tax

Alstom (Bangalore, KA, India) 1 day ago

Req ID:92948 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Tax Manager - Direct Tax

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India

Purpose of the Job

  • To head the direct tax function including Corporate tax and Transfer pricing.
  • To do business partnering in achieving the business goals by supporting Alstom businesses in India, on matters related to direct taxation.
  • Ensure tax compliances.

Organisation Reporting

  • Reporting to Tax Director - India

Team size : One direct reportee.

Network & Links

  • Communication & Interfaces:
    • Internal communication within all Alstom business, and India tax team
    • External communication with tax consultants, tax authorities, Auditors, customers.
    • Degree of communication: Extensive internal and external communication


  • Ensure timely statutory compliances for direct taxes.
  • Ensure tax KPIs i.e. ETR, Cash tax, Deferred taxes, WHT management etc.
  • Tax risk identification, evaluation, deciding mitigation plan, and communication & implementation of the same.
  • Ensure correct and timely reporting of taxes for group reporting.
  • Support business on direct tax aspects;
  • Process improvement in direct tax administration and accounting.
  • Be a part of country tax team and align with country tax objectives.

Performance Measurement

Key performance Indicators:

  • Meeting the deadlines;
  • Timeliness in resolving queries from Tax Authorities; Audit Queries,
  • Identifying & Claiming Tax rebates, benefits and/or Incentives,
  • Timely advice in consultation with country Tax dept.


  • Establish procedures and processes in India businesses to comply with Indian Tax Laws
  • Ensure compliance and coordinate on topics related to transfer pricing, WHT applicability, issues of Permanent Establishment and its compliances, and ensure proper compliances on these topics. Coordinate Advise the business in representing these topics before the tax authorities and in related litigations.
  • Monitor compilation and submission of periodical returns to Tax authorities
  • Monitor the tax assets and tax receivables, coordinate with respective authorities and ensure timely refunds.
  • Advise the business in tax planning to be done for new tenders (covering direct tax issues).
  • Handle audit by tax authorities; Assessments.
  • Coordinate with consultants in preparing Transfer Pricing (TP) study, CBC compliances, master file coordination with HQ, collate benefit test documents, make representations to TP authorities, and coordinate in TP related litigations.
  • Submission of tax schedules to FD, Country Finance and Country Tax Head and interaction with auditors
  • Keep track of updates in Tax Laws and define the systems/procedures to meet the requirements
  • Assist in Audits by external/statutory/government auditors
  • Registration with tax authorities under various direct tax laws
  • Lead the direct tax audits by external/statutory/government auditors
  • Need base advise other Alstom units in India on various tax matters.
  • Support procurement team to resolve any issue with vendors about direct taxes.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Qualification: CA.
  • Experience:
    • 10 to 15 years of total experience in the handling taxation. Proficiency in Direct Taxation including transfer pricing. Awareness of indirect taxes,.
    • Out of the above, should have minimum of 4 years experience in dealing independently direct tax function.
    • Should have experience of handling income tax audits, income tax assessments, WHT applicability, tax audits, transfer pricing, income tax litigations and deferred tax calculations, reporting cash taxes and ETR.
  • Desirable : Working experience with SAP ERP.
  • Language Skills: Proficient in English language
  • IT Skills: MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Job location : Bangalore.
  • Travel : On need base. But frequency will be less.


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We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability or ethnicity. We recognise that embracing flexibility is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs. At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry. More information about Alstom can be found at:

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   

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Tax Manager - Direct Tax

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