Shell U.K. Corporate Tax Adviser in London, United Kingdom

90547BR

Job Title:

U.K. Corporate Tax Adviser

No. of Positions:

2

Job Description:

Shell in the UK:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

About the Tax Team:

Shell has a large in-house tax organisation with staff in around 40 countries. The UK tax team consists of tax advisers based in London and Aberdeen and work together with specialist areas in Indirect Tax, Employment Tax, Transfer Pricing and Treasury Tax. In 2017, Shell paid approx $1bn in corporation tax, indirect taxes and PRT in the UK and we have approx over 100 legal entities in the UK Group.

What will you do?

This is an exciting opportunity for a recently qualified tax advisor with demonstrative experience to join a great team. Here are some of the other things you'll do in this role:

  • The ideal candidate will currently be an Assistant Manager/Manager BIG 4, or 1-2 years in industry and must be able to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of UK Corporate Tax.

  • The fundamental activity of the role will be to provide UK tax advice to the following business areas, Holdings & Treasury, Projects & Technology and Acquisitions and Divestments in respect of the tax technical points listed below. However, involvement on other projects could require the adviser to be involved in tax issues that expand beyond these core areas.

  • Substantial Shareholders Exemption

  • Capital Reductions

  • Equity Injections

  • Liquidations

  • CFC analysis

  • Loan Relationships

  • Permanent Establishment

  • Tax Residence

  • Withholding Tax

  • The adviser will be expected to work directly with the Holdings & Treasury Team / Acquisitions & Divestments team and with the Projects & Technology Business providing UK tax advice to any transaction that has a UK nexus. However, there may also be ad-hoc projects that may take the adviser outside of these areas and they will be expected to work autonomously as the tax adviser for the project.

  • Provide assistance with the with the HMRC relationship under “enhanced taxpayer relationship” principles and also provide support and advice to offshore service centres.

  • The adviser will receive numerous Financing/Investment/Liquidation/Divestment/Acquisition proposals on a daily basis and will be required to provide UK tax support to the various stakeholders in respect of the UK nexus for all such proposals. This type of activity will form c75% of the adviser’s workload and they will be expected to quickly establish stakeholder relationships, know how to prioritise a heavy workload and have the courage to pushback on timelines.

  • When providing tax advice the adviser will be expected to provide succinct, clearly articulated, risk based tax advice to both tax and non-tax professionals.

Auto req ID:

90547BR

Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

London - Shell Centre

Requirements:

What we need from you:

You'll be a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA or equivalent) and you’ll have trained with one of the larger public accountancy practices or a large multinational company. You'll have a deep knowledge of the UK corporation tax system and have a particular understanding of the current issues affecting multi-national groups.

You'll also:

  • Be confident, self motivated and resilient type. You'll be a brilliant communicator and enjoy collaborating and influencing individuals and teams at all levels.

  • Build effective relationships across the business, our shared service centres, group reporting, and our auditors.

  • You’ll have proven experience in analysing complex issues, managing your demanding workload effectively in a constantly changing and pressured environment whilst ensuring deadlines are met.

  • Enjoy an environment that focuses on constant improvement and ownership, on personal and professional development, and efficiency. You'll be interested and motivated by understanding how your work affects the overall goals of the company.

  • Have the ability to influence and persuade through your personal credibility and integrity.

City, State (if applicable):

London