Shell Senior Tax Advisor in Houston, United States
Senior Tax Advisor
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As a Direct tax advisor your responsibility will be to deliver high value comprehensive, accurate, and timely US direct tax advice in any number of areas for a multi-national integrated oil company including Corporate, M&A, Upstream, Downstream, Mid-stream and IRS controversy matters. You will also be working on any number of other matters assigned where value and priorities dictate.
Acting as the primary Tax point of contact for designated areas, including U.S. focal for advice related to proposed law changes in the Corporate and US International areas (e.g., Tax Reform including BEAT, GILTI, FDII).
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.
Taking leading role in the implementation of global processes within the area of responsibility.
Identify, develop and analyze tax and cash flow savings.
Take lead role for complex MA&D 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 stakeholders
The role requires legal skills due to deal negotiations and complex contract drafting and review.
The role 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.
The role operates at senior levels in the Functions and with Businesses.
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Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
Broad Tax experience working for a multi-national corporation or a professional firm.
JD strongly preferred, LLM helpful.
10-15 years broad tax experience working for a multinational company or a professional firm.
Technical knowledge and experience in U.S. domestic and international tax law (including relevant consolidated group attribute planning, structuring, transfer pricing, partnerships, and tax controversy)
Effective communicator of complex tax issues; both written and oral.
Effective client/project management and task prioritization skills.
Ability to evaluate tax risks, balance risk and make recommendations that are objective, practical, technically appropriate, and supported by Stakeholders
Effective team player on Tax and cross-functional/cross-sector teams.
Effective at establishing and utilizing external relationships and contacts for the benefit of Shell.
Strong negotiation skills and effective at influencing others.
Ability to adapt to new or changing circumstances and ambiguous or pressured situations.
Demonstrates imagination and creativity in the evaluation of issues and development of possible Solutions.
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