Tax Analyst II in Meguro, Japan

Amazon is seeking a Tax Analyst to join Japan Finance Operations as a member of the Tax Operations Team. This role will manage execution of the tax identity collection, withholding tax, withholding tax reporting (Hotei Chosho) and other transactional tax procedures for the APAC region (excluding China and India). This person will be expected to take ownership, identify process improvement opportunities for existing processes and controls and drive positive change in the organization. This role will also support external and internal partners on special projects to operationalize new tax legislation and to launch new businesses.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Manage monthly withholding tax payment as well as annual withholding tax report filing (Hotei Chosho)

  • Become proficient in the use of Oracle and FinOps Tax Withholding Tax Platform tools and systems

  • Execute operational tax processes needed to support APAC withholding and information reporting requirements including collection and validation of identity information, account reconciliations, issuance of tax information reports and refunds, request taxing authority payments and creation and filing of withholding tax returns and supporting documentation

  • Ensure adherence to global standards and policies as communicated by global leads

  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers and communicate withholding tax-related policies

  • Provide Japanese translations of FAQs and other withholding-tax related documentation

  • Identify and implement process improvements and automation for existing processes and controls

  • Support audits and information requests from internal and external partners

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Taxation or Tax Law

  • Minimum of 5 years of tax experience including monthly withholding tax payments and annual withholding tax reporting (Hotei Chosho), preferably for a multinational organization

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently

  • Proficiency with Excel

  • Strong accounting, analytical, and tax research skills

  • Strong project management and organization skills

  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Experience in withholding tax processes across other APAC countries a plus

  • CPA, Licensed tax accountant or Bookkeeping grade a plus

  • Knowledge of Oracle eB-Tax and Payables Modules a plus

  • Work experience in supporting audit defense a plus

  • Fluency in one or more common APAC languages is a plus

AMZR Req ID: 461790