On-demand Head of Tax

What is it?

Through our on-demand Head of Tax service we provide you with access to the most experienced tax directors/heads of tax in Australia, providing senior leadership input and advice for your tax function.  Think of this as the equivalent of having your own internal senior Head of Tax who you can completely rely on and trust, but tailored to your business needs – on-demand, as you want it, when you want it, in person or remotely.  You get the best when and as you need it, but don’t pay for it when you don’t need it.

Who can I call?

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What do we offer?

Tax function leadership and management

We lead and manage your tax function, much like we were your in-house tax director.

In managing your tax function, in addition to overall leadership we can carry out each of the below.

Tax governance and processes

A key focus area of the ATO in conducting its reviews and risk assessing taxpayers is the design and operational effectiveness of its tax governance framework and procedure around tax compliance and reporting. Poor tax governance and procedures means more ATO scrutiny.

We ensure your tax risk management and governance framework and tax processes are effectively designed, and operating effectively.

Tax risk review

We conduct a tax risk review aimed at:

  • Capturing all material tax issues
  • Assessing and quantifying the tax risk on each item
  • Developing a risk management or mitigation plan
  • Implementing that plan
  • Documenting and track the issues in a tax risk register
Process review and improvement

We review your tax processes and make recommendations on how to maximise efficiency and accuracy in tax reporting, analytics and compliance

In doing this we will:

  • Review of the tax return and tax accounting and other compliance processes
  • Review existing tax technology implementation and utilisation
  • Review of new tax technology and process improvement offerings
  • Assist in integration of technology and process improvement
  • Development of analytics and automated tax reporting and compliance
Ongoing tax risk management

We provide effective tax risk management, with ongoing risk identification, mitigation, and management; and ensuring the business is always “ATO ready”.

In doing this we will:

  • Review and advise on new and material transactions
  • Provide decision support
  • Implement risk mitigation strategies and planning opportunities
Tax reporting to the board

Reporting and engagement with Senior Management and the Board regarding:

  • The overall tax position of your business
  • Status of tax risks and mitigation strategies
  • Tax issues associated with new significant transactions
  • Update for relevant tax law changes and action required
  • Status of ATO queries, reviews, or disputes
Tax compliance

We facilitate accurate, efficient, on-time tax compliance.

We can:

  • Review quarterly/half year/annual tax accounting numbers, for accuracy and early identification and resolutions of issues
  • Review and sign-off as tax agent of the annual income tax, R&D and FBT returns (and BAS if needed)
ATO reviews and disputes

We manage or oversee ATO reviews and engagement, including responding to ATO RFIs, engage in ATO discussions, manage the settlement and dispute processes.

Leadership and training

We provide tax training, and tax leadership and mentoring for your tax function and other relevant stakeholders