Company: Shell
Skills: Accounting
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

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.

  • 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.
  • Lead and/or participate in special tax projects and play active part in the Tax community where required.
  • Lead and/or participate 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 stakeholders


The role requires an ability to lead and support 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 the senior levels in the Functions and with Businesses.

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 world's 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.


  • 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 with track record of delivery on issues in both the U.S. and Latin America.
  • Prior US federal income tax planning experience required, JD strongly preferred, LLM helpful.
  • Experience as an advisor responsible for non-U.S. tax planning and controversy in one or more countries in Latin America required.
  • Fluency in English required and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Significant applicable tax experience working for a multinational company or a professional firm.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in U.S. domestic and international tax law (including 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 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.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to grow as a tax professional.


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