Tax Advisor (US & Latin America) in Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States

Company description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the worlds growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. 

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions. 

Job Description:

As a member of the Shell US Tax team, you will be given the opportunity to support a portfolio of businesses spanning the US., Latin America,  and Global energy markets, including our world class Upstream, Downstream, Trading, Mid-Stream, Integrated Gas and New Energies businesses.  Furthermore, you will be asked to leverage your external experience and professional training to deliver comprehensive, accurate, and timely direct tax advice to our rapidly evolving US and Latin America business portfolio.

The core focus for this role is tax planning.  However, the successful candidate will be asked to advise on a wide range of tax matters, including tax disputes and external advocacy.
 

Responsibilities:
 
  • Tax Planning and Advice, including disputes and advocacy.
  • Effective communication of advice and recommendations.
  • Structuring advice projects to enable effective execution.
  • Networking responsibilities with other similar focal points to establish and share best practice.
  • Contribute actively to the Tax Policy and Legislative team.
  • Provide concise, accurate, comprehensive, intelligible and timely tax advice to Shell stakeholders.
  • Take part in special tax projects and play active part in the Tax community where required.
  • Work on project teams in the implementation of global processes within the area of responsibility.
  • Identify, develop and analyze tax and cash flow savings.
  • Support the Tax Organization to deliver advice on complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestment projects, including research, writing and communicating to stakeholders. 
  • Assist in improving the tax efficiency of the corporate structure.
  • Establish and align own priorities in accordance with those defined by relevant stakeholder.
  • Lead and support negotiations and complex contract drafting and review. 
  • Provides tax advice on complex issues and projects that will often have millions of dollars of net income or cash effect on the outcome of the transactions
  • Operates at the mid to senior levels in the Functions and with Businesses.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accountancy, Economics or relevant courses required. Juris Doctorate is highly desirable. LLM preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of applicable tax experience working for a multinational company or a professional firm.
  • Experience as an advisor responsible for non-U.S. tax planning and controversy in one or more countries in Latin America required.
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. 
  • Technical knowledge and experience in U.S. domestic and international tax law (including consolidated group attribute planning, structuring, transfer pricing, partnerships, and tax controversy).

Disclaimer:

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