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Tax Adviser, Audits & Litigation

  • Kraków, małopolskie
  • Specjalista
  • 28.11.2017

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    Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of seven Business Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.

    Shell is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, LGBT Equality and Individuals with Disabilities.

    Tax Adviser, Audits & Litigation
    Miejsce pracy: Kraków
    nr ref.: 60117BR
    Job Description

    Reporting to the Tax Audits & Litigation Lead (for Canada), the Tax Adviser, Audits & Litigation will form part of a dynamic team dealing with a variety of complex and material tax issues including: 

    • Participation on a global/multi-disciplinary team in dealing with complex domestic income tax and international/transfer pricing issues under review by tax authorities, including competent authority proceedings;
    • Preparation of electronic audit ready tax returns files in print ready format; 
    • Ensuring filed tax returns are audit ready with positions appropriately supported with compliance memos, auditable work papers and other support as required;
    • Liaising with Centre of Excellence and other teams to retrieve information in response to the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) requests for electronic data & General Ledger reconciliations;
    • Preparation & submission of General Ledger reconciliations & electronic data packs for CRA;
    • Data retrieval & gathering from historic tax workings files and General Ledger data info held by Filing and Reporting team;
    • Draft responses to CRA in relation to less complex queries;
    • Providing the relevant documentation and explanations to support the tax filings under audit to the FX team;
    • Participation in calls for follow up questions from CRA;
    • Review of CRA proposal letter(s) incorporating all adjustments with impacts set out in detailed tax pool continuity reconciliations;
    • Advising other tax authorities (provinces) in respect of federal reassessments;
    • Modelling, calculation and recording of tax dispute items impacting the tax provisions to ensure the appropriate tax basis balance sheets are maintained to support the deferred tax assets / liabilities on the financial statements;
    • Preparation of fully supportable Taxpayer Requests;
    • Set up of tracker and ongoing maintenance/management of tracker for submitted Taxpayer Requests (entity by entity and by taxation year);
    • Assessment and calculation of interest and penalty risks;
    • Assisting in gathering the contemporaneous documentation required on an annual basis for each particular Canadian entity;
    • Set up and ongoing maintenance of SharePoint files;
    • Commitment to improving tax research skills that will enhance the drafting of responses to audit queries and to defend tax positions taken;
    • Effective team player on tax and cross-functional teams;
    • Adhere to Finance Operations Standard Ways of Working; and
    • Ensure correct and timely escalations of process exceptions or tolerance/variances and their resolution is in place and is followed.

    47 Legal Entities with 115 returns filed annually, various complexities;


    • Recognized professional qualification in Finance / Accounting / Tax Law
    • Preferably a member of a recognized accounting professional body
    • Knowledge and experience in accounting and practice in tax in at least one major jurisdiction
    • Experience across multiple jurisdictions, in all areas of direct taxation would be preferable
    • Good understanding of tax end to end process and dependencies
    • Strong understanding of Control Frameworks, controls in a tax environment and tax accounting under IFRS
    • Effective influencing skills and communicator of complex tax issues; both written and oral
    • Passionate about and track record of delivery through teams including development of staff
    • Experience working with complex accounting and connected applications infrastructure 
    • Fluent English

    Benefits of working at Shell:

    • Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
    • Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
    • Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
    • Attractive salary and bonuses
    • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
    • Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
    • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
    • Opportunity to participate in social and community projects
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