Tax Manager

Port of Spain, Port of Spain Corporation, Trinidad and Tobago
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Company: Shell
Skills: Accounting
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Port of Spain, Port of Spain Corporation, Trinidad and Tobago

Company description

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.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

Tax Manager

What is the role

As a Tax Manager, you will provide expertise in several areas relevant to Trinidad & Tobago. Your primary responsibility is to manage the effective and efficient operation of all tax processes within T&T, including direct, indirect and employment taxes, audits, and dispute resolutions in accordance with the Tax Management Framework and Controls (TMF&C). Also, the role is expected to leverage his/her existing experience and to continue building expertise towards leading all aspects of Trinidad & Tobago tax management.

Other Accountabilities:
  • Ensures the provision of concise, accurate, comprehensive, and timely tax advice related to T&T taxes to internal business stakeholders as it may relate to business and/or finance related projects, actively participating in the Shell T&T business/finance community where required
  • Responsible for the delivery of internal reports, etc. needed for internal Tax reporting, stakeholder management
  • Accountable and/or responsible for reporting on and assuring the calculated associated impacts to T&T KPIs and Financials due to UK and T&T tax
  • Liaises with Shell Business Operations and Centers of Excellence on all tax related matters.
  • Manages effective and efficient operation of the different dispute resolutions in T&T
  • Responsible for the submission of credible estimations required during T&T Business Planning cycles
  • Direct engagement with Finance Planning team and others to understand the business, cost, and production assumptions etc. in the Business Plan to ensure submission of credible tax estimates for Board of Inland Revenue forecasts, Latest Estimates and Quarterly Update
  • Review of the Business Plan and understanding the business drivers and external economic impacts to support the deferred tax position in the annual deferred tax memorandum
  • Leads tax assurance activities related to T&T (i.e., Tax Management Framework and Controls, TMFC)
  • Participate in special tax projects, and actively participate in the Tax community where required.
  • Monitor and report developments and changes in T&T tax legislation, follow up to the tax team and the business and develop contacts with external tax consultants to ensure all projects and processes are being properly advised
  • Support Government Relations team in the shaping of tax policies
  • Drives structural efficiency, identifies, and leads improvement in the different structures in T&T
  • Support the Shell Business Operations team in providing tax input that is needed for the preparation, validation, and external assurance of T&T Statutory Financial Statements for T&T legal entities
  • Provide experience and ongoing direct coaching/training to Krakow tax team post- migration


What we need from you
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the Port of Spain on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Candidate must have minimum of ten (10) working experience years Financial Accounting, Tax, Manage Auditors and Management of External Stakeholders (including government institutions)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Legal, ACCA qualified is required
  • Knowledgeable in Accounting and Reporting, Business Partnering, Business Performance Management, Financial Controls, Governance and Assurance, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Internal Control and Taxation (Direct and Indirect)
  • Need to be flexible, adaptable, and responsive to changing business environment. Also need to know when and how to effectively take firm positions
  • Have a strong interest in coaching others and the patience and dedication to train staff. Ability to work effectively with diverse, multidisciplinary teams across the organization and worldwide (FO)
  • Strong knowledge of software (Office) and ERP systems skills
  • Broad experience in business taxation working another multinational, or a professional firm with either upstream or downstream experience
  • Recognized professional qualification and member of a recognized accounting or legal professional body
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in T&T Tax law both direct and indirect, with experience in Oil and Gas as an asset, or in any other work-related industries
  • Effective communicator of complex tax issues, both written and oral
  • Client management and task prioritization skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and effective at influencing others within and outside of Shell Tax
  • Ability to evaluate tax risks, balance risk with Business objectives, and make recommendations that are objective, practical, technically appropriate, and supportive of the Business