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Regional Lead, Statutory Compliance (Fixed Term Contract)


Job Description

Applicants must have a right to work in Australia as Google is currently unable to sponsor a visa for this position.

Due to the current health crisis related to COVID-19 and the escalating visa/travel restrictions in place, we're currently unable to extend offers to anyone who cannot work from Australia due to lockdown visa/travel restrictions, or other restrictive measures until further notice. Consequently, we will be prioritizing candidates who can start in this location by set date as expected. We're keeping the situation under review and would adjust our position should the restrictive measures be removed later on.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Certified public accountant/chartered accountant.
  • 8 years of relevant experience from public accounting and/or public multinational high-tech companies.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in driving process improvement, project management and managing change.
  • Effective vendor management skills, with proven ability to partner with vendors to produce innovative solutions.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent functional expertise in SAP FICO, Tax and Accounting in SAP S4/ HANA.

About the job

Google accountants are a savvy bunch who handle the core accounting responsibilities at Google. As a member of this team, you know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. You'll advise on financial reports required by governmental regulations, and you'll review, analyze, and interpret financial and budgetary reports - and all this sounds like fun to you. Every day is a new challenge, and you're continually looking for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our global team, advocate best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in when it's all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support Google's business objectives.

As Regional Lead, Statutory Compliance, for Accounting for Corporate and Indirect Taxes, you will play a vital role in supporting and delivering these objectives. You will be responsible for optimizing the end to end process where data should be readily available from our systems to allow compliance with indirect tax requirements. You will ensure the timely and accurate provision of information to our service providers in order to prepare our indirect tax filings in the most efficient way. You will have the opportunity to lead and manage impactful global and cross-functional projects. As a well-rounded financial advisor you will guide the business to mitigate risk, optimize resource allocation and help build the financial infrastructure to scale the business.

The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.


  • Participate in general tax compliance process ownership for the APAC region, including management of processes performed by external vendors ensuring that all service levels are met, the internal control environment is robust and a quality service is provided.
  • Oversee withholding tax process within accounting, partnering with the internal Tax team on new regulations and implementation of same.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of tools, systems and upstream processes in support of the corporate, withholding and indirect tax reporting functions and highlight opportunities for improvement, managing projects that will yield risk mitigation and efficiency through optimization and automation.
  • Represent International Controllership through effective communication with our key business partners including Entity Accountants and Country Controllers, Technical Accounting, Tax, Treasury, S2P, RCO, Legal and Financial Planning.
  • Participate in metrics tracking and reporting to senior leadership and other stakeholders.
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