Senior Tax Counsel

  • ConocoPhillips

Job Description

Description: Reporting into the Tax Counsel Operations, the Senior Tax Counsel will have primary responsibility for leading research and planning projects that will support ConocoPhillips’ Upstream Operations. This position will have high-level interface with local country finance and business personnel and act as the primary point of contact for the business on all tax matters for the region the Senior Tax Counsel will be assigned to. This position will be responsible for understanding the tax accounting impact on planning transactions and working closely with ConocoPhillips’ tax accounting team to ensure that planning is being reflected accurately from a tax accounting perspective. Responsibilities may include: Represent and support upstream business segments in all federal and host country income tax matters. Lead and take responsibility for complex tax-related projects. Develop and implement creative solutions to business/tax issues and opportunities for effective tax planning. Interact with business partners and non-tax professionals in a way that gains a common understanding of issues leading to business solutions. Develop strong working relationships with tax compliance staff; providing technical support as needed Estimated Breakdown of the position responsibilities: 50% Foreign Local Taxes 25% U.S. Outbound Taxes 25% Federal Domestic Taxes Estimated Breakdown of functional responsibilities: 80% Operational Planning 20% Tax Audit & Controversy Position Deliverables – Accomplishments expected to be achieved within the first year: Learn the ConocoPhillips businesses that the Senior Tax Counsel is assigned to oversee. Begin to develop in-depth knowledge of the tax attributes for the businesses you are assigned to support. Establish yourself as the primary contact person for tax matters for the business you support. Develop trust by Senior Management that the Senior Tax Counsel will use proper judgment when raising issues that are necessary for Senior Management to address. Qualifications: Basic/Required: Legally authorized to work in the United States 7 years of applicable tax experience in Fortune 100 multi-national, national accounting or law firm 5 years of combined U.S. technical experience in any of the following areas: Foreign Tax Credit Inbound/Outbound Transfers Subpart F U.S. Oil and Gas Taxation Partnership Taxation Preferred: Juris Doctorate—LLM in Taxation or CPA Broad exposure to and a general understanding of foreign cross-border transactions and their tax consequences Working knowledge of FIN 48 Strong ethical standards and business judgment Strong desire to develop and advance within the Tax Department Team player able to work independently, exercise initiative, interface at high levels and communicate effectively Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 14, 2018 . Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Job Function: Accounting, Finance, Auditing, and Tax Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level Line of Business: TAX COUNSEL OPERATIONS Title: Senior Tax Counsel

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