KATHY SHARES HOW SHE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE AS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER AT THANNEES TAX CONSULTING SERVICES.
In this series, we would like you to get to know Kathy, an assistant manager in our corporate tax advisory team.
1. What prompted you to join Thannees Tax Consulting Services?
I was informed that Thannees Tax Consulting Services is a good place to build a great career. I like the learning culture and I am exposed to smart hardworking people over here. Our managing director, Mr Thannee, constantly emphasizes on the importance of ongoing professional improvement and keeping your knowledge up-to-date. Thannees Tax Consulting Services also provides proper training so that which helps me keep abreast with the tax matters.
2. After close to 2 years with Thannees Tax Consulting Services, what continues to excite you about the company?
I have a good group of friends and we constantly support each other. My seniors are always willing to provide necessary guidance and share their knowledge with me. There are times when the workload can be challenging, but it has trained me how to become more resilient. I have learnt to never give up and be resourceful when solving complex issues.
3. What does a typical day in your ASSISTANT Manager role looks like?
A typical day for me will begin with a cup of coffee while I compile my ‘to-do’ list. Working in tax means there are always deadlines to be met so good prioritisation skills are key. Much of the rest of my time is spent researching, speaking to specialist tax experts, and preparing reports to analyse the tax impact of the transactions currently being undertaken by our clients. I do corporate tax compliance and corporate tax advisory work.
Corporate tax compliance involves drafting corporation tax computations and returns for submission to LHDN, along with communicating with our clients and LHDN to ensure that each company pays the right amount of tax at the right time. Working in the corporate tax compliance team has given me a good grounding as to the basics of corporation tax. Under corporate tax advisory, I do tax incentives application and also see how I can minimize corporate tax liability.
4. Tell us about some of your proudest moments at Thannees Tax Consulting Services.
One of the proudest moments at the company is when my team and I managed to defend and reduce our client’s tax payable significantly by more than 80% in a tax audit investigation. I was tasked to manage the project by meeting up the client to better understand their current situation, doing most of the ground work (ie. obtaining information from client, reading up on the tax laws, working on the computation) and dealing with the IRB officers to resolve this matter. Ever since I took on this case, I realised I can take on challenges and simultaneously work with my team to resolve the various engagements at Thannees Tax.
5. Outside of Thannees Tax Consulting Services, what keeps you busy?
I like to keep myself fit by doing yoga, pilates and playing badminton with friends. Over the weekend, I love to catch up with friends over a meal and try out new places to eat.
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