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Tax Accountant - Global Tax Compliance

Job Description and Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will be Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or hold an equivalent qualification. 

Have at least 10 years of experience in complex, multinational tax matters and deep experience with tax accounting; understanding of Saudi Arabia Zakat Laws is preferable.

Preferably major global energy company experience and demonstrated ability to drive global consistency.

Deep financial management skills and overall business acumen.

Strong understanding of financial accounting principles, preferably under IFRS, although equivalent experience with other generally accepted accounting principles will be considered.

An analytical mindset, process orientation, and an organized and structured approach to problem-solving and ability to work under pressure.

Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in building an effective internal network.

Excellent command of oral and written English; fluency in the Arabic language is preferable.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following: 

  • Perform leadership and managerial functions common to a tax accountant. 
  • Provide framework guidelines for implementing organizational responsibility for the administration of all tax compliance and tax accounting matters globally and for ad hoc projects. 
  • Assist in the accounting for income tax activities for Saudi Aramco globally, including overall process, consolidation, notes, and other disclosure, ensuring the involvement of all relevant stakeholders where required. This includes approving tax accounts and tax disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. 
  • Represent the Controller and the Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy & Development in tax-related matters. 
  • Oversee income tax compliance globally, including exercising key quality controls, and be the global process owner for income tax accounting and tax compliance, which includes direct taxes, indirect taxes, and Zakat. 
  • Define, document, and implement operating procedures globally and maintain effective controls over tax accounting and tax compliance. 
  • Make decisions on complex and technical tax matters, including accounting judgments with respect to uncertain tax positions and the realization of deferred tax assets, while ensuring auditable documentation is maintained. 
  • Perform the role of a subject matter expert on accounting for income taxes and reporting disclosures related to income taxes.
  • Identify tax issues with respect to tax compliance and income tax accounting, provide advice, and identify solutions that are communicated to relevant stakeholders for execution. 
  • Liaise throughout the financial, accounting, and reporting teams and build collaborative relationships with joint venture and subsidiary Controller/Finance organizations. 
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with subsidiary and joint venture finance and tax staff, as well as service providers, and interact regularly with the Tax Counsel. 
  • Ensure the accuracy of the tax figures and estimates included within planning, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions analysis, and financial models for transactions and business investments.