Tax Manager

Website Petrofac

Job Description:

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all uncertain tax treatments are properly documented and supported
  • Assess and implement opportunities for legal entity simplification
  • Tax Controversy
  • Proactively support the implementation of ERP and ensure that it delivers the intended tax benefits
  • Other
  • Monitor legislative changes, assess the impact on the business, and propose and implement responses as appropriate
  • Ensure full compliance with all tax laws and Petrofac Group policies, standards, and procedures
  • Address ad-hoc tax related queries from colleagues and support ad-hoc tax projects as required
  • Coach and develop team members to realise individual and collective potential and set appropriate goals and objectives
  • Promote a continuous improvement agenda by seeking out and implementing opportunities to make tax processes more effective and efficien
  • Manage all tax controversy matters for the portfolio ensuring that tax assessments, settlements and disputes with the tax authorities are concluded on the most favourable terms possible
  • Project Support
  • Proactively partner with business teams to solve problems and deliver practical and forward-looking tax advice for projects and transactions
  • Ensure that all other tax compliance requirements are delivered timely and accurately for all in-scope taxes i.e., direct tax, indirect tax, employment tax, transfer pricing reports, etc.
  • Review and ensure that all positions taken in filed tax returns are technically robust, and are adequately supported and documented so that all tax submissions are “audit ready”
  • Document in a robust manner all tax compliance processes
  • Work closely with project and other internal teams to understand, assess and mitigate tax risks on projects
  • Actively manage external advisers, their fees and performance, supporting the delivery of the tax fees budget for the E&C business unit
  • Identify and implement solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of tax compliance processes
  • Support the delivery of on time and right first time internal and external tax reporting for the E&C business unit
  • Deliver right first-time cash tax forecasting for the portfolio and tax calculations for projects
  • Maintain the E&C tax risk registers and ensure that all material provided and unprovided tax risks are identified, understood, and tracked
  • Optimise the effective tax rate and cash tax positions for projects
  • Financial Controls
  • Monitor the financial statements risks associated with tax and respond by ensuring the appropriate financial controls are designed, implemented, and operated effectively to provide reasonable assurance on the integrity of the financial statements

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to critically analyse current work methods and suggest and rapidly implement successful change
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English
  • Degree level education
  • Tax professional qualified to UK Chartered Institute of Taxation ATII, UK Chartered Accountant, or equivalent
  • Tax professional with relevant in-house experience
  • Reporting writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all areas of the business and to communicate with colleagues, and build effective relationships
  • At least 6-7 years accounting and tax experience with a listed multinational company
  • Big 4 accounting firm trained, relevant work experience in an EPC contractor or other oilfield services preferred
  • Good working knowledge and experience of application of IFRS

Job Details:

Company: Petrofac

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sharjah, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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