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Job Title: Senior Staff Accountant – Expat Taxes

Company: Wood
Location: Houston, TX

Recruiter Wood

Location Houston, TX, US

Salary Competitive

Posted 12 Dec 2019

Closes 11 Jan 2020

Ref 66206

Sector Oil and Gas

Category Finance

Contract Type Permanent

Hours Full Time

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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Staff Accountant – Expat Taxes for our Houston, Texas office.

This role reports to the Senior Manager of Employment Taxes-Americas, and has responsibility for assisting the Senior Manager in the provision of international tax advice to the Group’s businesses covering all aspects of international assignments taxation in a given region. This includes all income tax and social security compliance obligations in respect of employment income arising from international or away from home assignments including bonus payments, share based compensation, benefits in kind and the full range of international assignment uplifts. The role will also have responsibility in assisting the business with US state cross-border tax implications and Canadian cross-province tax implications.

The role holder will deliver Group Tax policy and procedure globally, in conjunction with relevant functional and business management teams. The role has close links with the wider F & A as well as P & O function on the implementation and application of tax policies and procedures for international assignees and global business travellers, providing support to meet business requirements.

The role is responsible for managing external service by third party advisors globally in the area of international assignments taxation. The role holder provides key support to the delivery of special tax projects reporting directly into the Senior Manager of Employment Tax-Americas.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

Provides specialist support on all aspects of international assignments taxation.

Provides specialist support on US state and Canadian provincial tax implications for domestic assignments in support of payroll and P & O functions.

Works in partnership with relevant functions on the implementation and application of international assignment and US/Canada domestic assignment tax policies and procedures, providing support to meet business requirements.

Manages adherence to international assignment and US/Canada domestic tax policies by employees and employers in the Group in conjunction with the business and P & O teams.

Delivers effective global support to businesses and assignees in achieving their international assignments tax compliance, reporting and regulatory obligations, e.g., tax return compliance.

Manages support in relation to commercial bids

Manges vendor relationships with a focus on continuous improvement and challenge on service levels while maintaining responsibility for monitoring adherence to KPI’s.

Identify and understand external market practice and emerging trends; legislative requirements; and analytical intelligence. Determine appropriate application for the Group.

Provide robust, secure systems solutions and assure quality and compliance.

Leads by personal example and encourages all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Group’s standards and policies.

***Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Skills / Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Tax or similar discipline required.

3-5 years of expatriate taxation experience, US personal federal and state income tax matters

Professional certification a plus Knowledge of:

Tax technical issues relating to international and US domestic assignments.

US state and/or Canadian provincial tax matters

Knowledge of changing regulatory environment.

How the business delivers and can add value to its customers

Corporate governance and decision making

Awareness of external factors and their impact on the Business Unit/Region’s strategy and success Experiences:

Experience covering a broad range of Tax and financial concerns.

Demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and development

Demonstrated technical excellence

Demonstrated innovative strategies and implemented long term solutions Personal Attributes:

Effectively connect and establish effective, cross-cultural working relationships with all levels of the organisation

Consistently model the Group’s core values

Energy and compassion Ability to:

Generate trust and credibility with audiences through continuous, open and consistent communication

Champion and drive innovation and change initiatives, focused on improving quality and effectiveness

Work effectively across different cultures

Foster a customer-focused climate that delivers on expectations and strengthens relationships

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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