Global Tax Compliance & Reporting Specialist
This is an expatriate position with Saudi Aramco that requires relocation to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco is seeking an experienced Global Tax Compliance & Reporting (GTC&R) Specialist to work in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The GTC&R Specialist is accountable for the activities of the GTC&R Group.
The GTC&R Group is broadly responsible for Saudi Aramco’s global tax accounting and compliance activities. The responsibilities include BEPS transfer pricing documentation, review of tax provisions, deferred tax calculations, uncertain tax positions, and providing global tax governance and quality control over tax compliance matters for the worldwide enterprise. The GTC&R Group is also responsible for providing tax optimization support on domestic and international tax matters to in-Kingdom and out-of-Kingdom subsidiaries and joint ventures.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, and also be a certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, or equivalent qualification.
You will have previously held a senior manager/director level position with at least 15 years of experience in complex, multinational tax matters, and deep experience with tax accounting; an understanding of Saudi Arabian tax 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 mind set, process orientation, 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 functions common to a GTC&R Specialist.
Implement tax policy and protocols for the administration of all tax compliance and tax accounting matters globally, and for ad hoc projects.
Document and implement operating procedures globally and maintain effective controls over tax accounting and tax compliance for the enterprise.
Support management on making decisions on complex and technical tax matters, including accounting judgments with respect to uncertain tax positions and realization of deferred tax assets, while ensuring auditable documentation is maintained.
Perform the role of the company’s subject matter expert on accounting for income taxes and tax compliance matters.
Identify tax issues with respect to tax compliance and income tax accounting, provide advice and identify solutions to be 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 maintains excellent relationships with subsidiary and joint venture finance and tax staff as well as service providers and interacts regularly with the Chief Tax Counsel.
Ensure the accuracy of the tax figures and estimates included within planning, financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions analysis, and financial models for transactions and business investments.