Rutherford Cross is working in partnership with a Big 4 firm in Thailand to assist them to hire a Transfer Pricing Assistant Manager or Transfer Pricing Manager for their team in Bangkok.
Thailand has been described as friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic and the culture has been shaped by many influences, including Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian and Chinese. Thailand is famous for its beaches with tall palm trees towering over pearlescent sand with coral gardens flourishing in the shallow seas. This paradise offers a varied menu of playing in the gentle surf of Bang Saphan Yai, diving with whale sharks in Ko Tao, scaling the sea cliffs of Krabi, learning to kiteboard in Hua Hin and relaxing on the many beaches. Not to be forgotten is the beautiful Thai Highlands in the north of the country. In Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, there is so much life conducted on the street and there are few cities in the world that reward exploration as handsomely as Bangkok. After dark, head to the Th Sukhumvit as this is where the local nightlife scene reveals a sophisticated and dynamic city. There are many contradictions in Bangkok and this is what gives the city its multifaceted personality. These range from climate-controlled megamalls and international brand names just minutes from 200-year old village homes; to gold-spired Buddhist temples sharing space with the neon-lit strips in the nightlife area; and streets lined with food carts overlooked by restaurants on top of skyscrapers serving cocktails. Life in Bangkok can never be dull with something for all to see and do!
Thailand is an emerging economy and is considered a newly industrialised country. After experiencing the world’s highest growth rate from 1985 to 1996, averaging 12.4% annually, Thailand has gone through several years of financial and economic crisis. However, the economy has been recovering well, largely due to strong exports, and is classified as the 2nd largest economy in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia. In addition to the export of rice, automobiles and consumer goods etc, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism are leading sectors of the economy. Among the 10 ASEAN countries, Thailand ranked second in the best quality of life and its large population and growing economic influence have made it a middle power in the region around the world. Plans have also resurfaced of a logistical connection between two bodies of water which would be coined the Thai canal. This would improve ties with China and India and these new ports would improve economic conditions in the south of Thailand which relies heavily on tourism income, and it would also change the structure of the Thai economy moving it closer to the services centre of Asia.
This opportunity is with a Big 4 firm and they are looking for a Transfer Pricing Assistant Manager or Manager for their offices in Bangkok. This team is growing rapidly and they require professionals who have a good understanding of the global transfer pricing guidelines as well as some experience of working in international tax. This opportunity will suit someone who is familiar with Thai culture and previous experience of working in Asia would be a great advantage. This team is very well respected for their transfer pricing work and hold a decent client market share. Thai languages are not essential but some knowledge of the Japanese language would be particularly interesting to them, although not required. Due to the market and client base, a large portion of the work is with Japanese clients therefore this opportunity is particularly interesting as it can open further doors in the Asian market. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please contact Kasia Mackie to discuss further.