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Shell Business Operations
Data aktualizacji: 2019-03-01
Country Tax Lead
Nr ref. 72371BR
Kraków, małopolskie
Data aktualizacji: 2019-03-01
Shell Business Operations
Country Tax Lead
Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.

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 six Business Service 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.

Country Tax Lead
Country Tax Lead
Work location: Kraków

Job description:

Tax Department in Finance Operations in the Shell Group is key to delivering world-class tax support to Shell. With around 600 staff Finance Operations Tax is amongst the world's largest "in-house" tax organizations. Due to the rapid growth of our department we are currently looking for various senior tax individuals who will help us to become the Centre of Excellence in terms of tax advice. These exceptional tax positions 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 and tax operations.

Country Tax lead 
The successful candidate will act as Country Tax Lead (CTL) for a country (or portfolio of countries) within EMEA region (e.g. Spain, France or CEE). In accordance with the Shell Internal policies the position requires to manage the effective and efficient operation of all direct tax processes, as well as the provision of expertise regarding indirect and personal taxes, across Shell’s operations in each of the countries within the portfolio. Holder of this position will be also a Member of the Regional Adviser team providing tax support to Shell Company Upstream and Downstream business clients across the region.
Principal Accountabilities
Accountable for all domestic activities related to the assigned countries and their role in accordance with the Shell Internal policies, the Tax Manual of Global Tax Standards and the Tax Manual of Authorities; including the following:

  • Be ultimately accountable for the tax affairs of Shell operations in the countries

  • Adopting an active role in tax shaping activities, in line with the Tax Law project, Business sector plans and Group Tax Strategy

  • Providing tax assurance activities related to the assigned countries

  • Acting as a focal point for knowledge and expertise in the country tax legislation, common law and administrative practice

  • Establishing and maintaining business contacts in country and identifying country advice work

  • Maintaining Shell's reputation in country, with regards to Tax

  • Ensure full compliance with relevant financial accounting standards

  • Take part in special tax projects, where applicable in accordance with Group Tax processes and play active part in the Tax community where required

  • Management of consultants engaged to assist on global Tax projects

  • Support the development and implementation of standards and priority processes 


Qualifications Required

  • Broad experience in business, and direct and indirect taxation working for multinational or a professional firm 
  • Recognized professional qualifications
  • ​Member of a recognized accounting or legal professional body or equivalent demonstrated by experience – would be an asset.
  • Strong English language skills.
  • Other language requirement may apply for certain countries.

Competences Required

  • Effective team player on Tax and cross-functional/cross-sector teams.

  • Effective communicator of complex tax issues, both written and oral.

  • Effective client/project management and task prioritization skills.

  • Effective at establishing and utilizing external relationships and contacts for the benefit of Shell.

  • 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.

Number of Vacancies: 1
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

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer