Senior Tax Accountant

Our client is a large international oil service company and we are supporting them to source a Senior Tax Accountant. Working as part of a friendly and high performing team, this role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to grow their career. The position is responsible for managing direct and indirect tax requirements for a portfolio of legal entities and branches in various international jurisdictions.

  • Manage all direct and indirect tax reporting/filings 
  • Prepare, review and update project tax calculations, including estimates of tax at project completion, current tax vs deferred tax split, etc
  • Preparation of tax packs for Management and group reporting purposes
  • Prepare tax movement schedules, and periodically analyse, true-up and validate tax balances
  • Maintain the tax risk register and ensure that all material provided and unprovided tax risks are identified, understood, and tracked
  • Ensure that all uncertain tax treatments (UTTs) are properly documented and supported
  • Track and understand the tax compliance cycle in each jurisdiction in order to ensure that tax impacts are correctly reflected in the group’s financial statements
  • Monthly review of tax balance sheet reconciliations and reporting tools to ensure the correctness of the reported tax numbers
  • Ensure that tax payments are correctly recorded in the accounts, and are allocated to the correct project
  • Compile and report tax payments made across jurisdictions and ensure that adequate documentation is maintained
  • Provide ad-hoc operations/business support
  • Actively support group tax projects 
  • Manage and resolve tax enquiries, audits, and disputes
  • Manage and work with External Auditors to ensure that the tax audit process is completed smoothly
  • Support the preparation of tax disclosures and schedules for legal entity financial statements
  • Deliver timely, accurate, meaningful, and right first-time periodic reports to update Senior Management on the tax position 

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
  • Assess opportunities to optimise the financial controls framework

Process Improvement:

  • Identify ESSA (elimination, standardisation, simplification, and automation) opportunities, and communicate to relevant stakeholders’ inefficiencies including suboptimal processes in transactional accounting processes
  • Build and sustain a network of key stakeholders to deliver process improvements
  • Improve data management and report automation through close collaboration with Systems and IT
  • Monitor legislative changes, assess the impact on the Group, and propose and implement responses as appropriate
  • Ensure full compliance with all tax laws, group policies, standards, and procedures
  • Address ad-hoc tax related queries from colleagues and support ad-hoc tax projects as required
  • Mentoring and developing junior members of staff
  • Escalating issues to the Tax Lead when required and keeping them briefed on the teams’ activities
  • Train and raise awareness within the Team of the group’s tax reporting requirements


  • Chartered Accountant
  • Tax reporting professional
  • Excel
  • Reporting writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all areas of the business and to communicate with colleagues, and build effective relationships
  • Ability to critically analyse current work methods and suggest and rapidly implement successful change
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English
  • Tax reporting experience with a listed multinational company
  • Accounting firm trained, relevant work experience in an EPC contractor or other oilfield services desirable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge and experience of application of IFRS
  • Deadline focused, thrives in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to self-manage and work autonomously
  • Diligent and dependable, works with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills

For a confidential discussion please apply here or contact Jane Setter (