Company: Halliburton
Skills: Accounting
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Tianjin, Tianjin, China
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

We are looking for the right people - people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry. Location: Tianjin with approx 20% travel
Description - Regional Tax Manager (RTM)

Reporting to Head of Tax Asia Pacific based in Singapore.
Responsible for managing the tax affairs of Halliburton for China and few other countries in Asia Pacific (e.g. Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.). The role will be responsible for all tax matters (CIT, PIT, TP and VAT) and support for the region, including planning, providing tax advice on business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing and cross border transactions.
Roughly 20 % travel requirement across the AsiaPac region and wider e.g. internal meetings, meeting advisors or government agencies, attending external training and conferences. Experience

The candidate is likely to have at least 7 years' experience in international corporate tax with hands-on experience with tax accounting and M&A. Industry and AsiaPac regional experiences and prior experience in a Big 4 firm are essential.
S/he must be sufficiently confident to manage the responsibilities set out under limited supervision & control, should be self-motivated and results focused. Commercial & service focus

The successful candidate will be expected to support internal customers (Finance & Accounting, Business Development/ Operations, Treasury etc) by enabling the business to operate within an appropriate tax framework. The candidate will be required to give sound and practical advice that enables business decision making and management of risk.
This would require the hands-on management of local CIT, PIT, TP and VAT compliance and providing support to the efforts directed at managing other taxes with the support of local tax advisors.
In this regard, commercial exposure from working in industry is highly desirable.
Main responsibilities
  • To become familiar with the Halliburton business in order that tax planning & compliance is undertaken with a sound knowledge of the commercial environment.
  • To develop strong relationships with and provide excellent service to internal customers, including the Finance and Operations teams.
  • To manage all tax compliance-related activities in the Region to ensure all tax returns / payments are reviewed and filed / paid in a timely manner; managing tax audits & all correspondence with tax authorities.
  • To maintain monthly & annual tax accruals including FIN 48 reserves.
  • To review project contracts, bids & tenders and provide tax advice to the business in this respect, which may include assessing business needs in new locations & considering the compliance / tax registration implications and tax-sensitive clauses in agreements.
  • To manage the preparation of transfer pricing documentation, as necessary.
  • To implement the tax aspects of reorganisations or other transactions for the AsiaPacregion.
  • To seek out opportunities to reduce the overall tax rate & cash tax cost by minimising the impact of taxes on operational results.
  • To manage the AsiaPac region tax affairs to ensure compliance with local & US law, including conducting reviews into internal controls as required.
  • Monitor changes / developments in local tax laws and recommend changes necessary / desirable as a result of developments.
  • Work closely with the M&A team to proactively assess tax implications for new business opportunities and future acquisitions; provide clear guidance and direction as to the optimal option(s).
  • Engaging, managing fees & maintaining good relationships with external tax advisers.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with Government Agencies and other Regional Industry / Tax working groups and bodies.
  • Be familiar with indirect & personal tax frameworks within the region; ensuring that compliance matters are properly handled by local teams and opportunities are capitalized/ risks mitigated.
  • Assisting with other ad hoc advisory and project work, as required.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong corporate tax background, with extensive experience in international tax
  • VAT, Transfer Pricing & Personal tax knowledge/ experience
  • Around 7 -10 years' experience with at least 2-3 years' relevant region experience.
  • Outgoing & confident personality and the ability to deal with, and present to, management within the business, Taxation Authorities & external advisors.
  • Strong accounting and tax technical skills.
  • Recognized accounting qualification/ tax qualification.
  • IT skills
  • Strong personal awareness and ability to develop relationships and provide a good service.
  • Fluent English (written as well as spoken)
  • Chinese native proficiency (written as well as spoken)
  • US tax experience
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP
  • Skills / knowledge of SAP
Personal Qualities
  • Excellent communicator (written, verbal, presentational)
  • Team player
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Able to follow-through on projects and initiatives
  • Able to prioritize and work on own initiative
  • Able to solve problems
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Able to manoeuvre himself in a matrix organization (regional, functional, business division reporting lines)

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer
  • Innovative work-environment in a global company
  • Competitive salaries and pension schemes
  • Career opportunities both domestically and globally
  • Highly skilled colleagues in an international environment
  • Focus on technology and further development
  • Outstanding insurance coverage including private health coverage
  • Occupational health service
  • Excellent deals at one of the country's largest fitness centers
  • Discounts on recreational activities including yoga, swimming and golf
  • Beneficial employee stock-purchase plan

No. 160 Dongting Road, TEDA, Tianjin, Tianjin, 300457, China

Job Details
Requisition Number: 69918
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Support Services
Product Service Line: Other
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Additional Locations for this position:
Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.  Halliburton's fascinating and proud history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's founder, Erle P. Halliburton. After borrowing a wagon, a team of mules and a pump, he built a wooden mixing box and started an oil well cementing business in Duncan, Oklahoma.


In the 1930s, Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service.


Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926. We sold five cementing units to an English company in Burma, the start of our Eastern Hemisphere operations, and Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers to open our business in Alberta, Canada. We opened in Venezuela in 1940. By 1946, the company – using its innovative technology – had expanded into Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Middle East and began performing services for the Arabian-American Oil Company, the forerunner of Saudi Aramco.


In 1951, Halliburton made its first appearance in Europe as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England.


In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland


The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.


The company realigned its work into Eastern and Western Hemisphere operations in 2006, and in 2007, divided its service offerings into two divisions: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.


Today, Halliburton offers the world's broadest array of products, services and integrated solutions for oil and gas exploration, development and production.


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Halliburton is an equal opportunity employer.





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