Principal Finace Tax Americas

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Asia Pacific


Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

10 May 2019

Date closing

20 May 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

We seek a well-rounded and dynamic individual to join our Tax team as a senior member of the Tax team. You will work with a team of specialists in KL focused on providing efficient, accurate and timely delivery of tax accounting, compliance and stewardship processes as part of a broader tax team across a range of tax jurisdictions.  This includes tax accounting processes, tax compliance, external reporting requirements as well as supporting of ad hoc requests and process improvement initiatives.  There are opportunities for candidates that have experience with taxes in one or more of the following jurisdictions: Australia, UK, Brazil, Canada, Chile or the US.
Internal Relationships:
  • Tax professionals at all levels across the global tax team
  • Accounting, reporting and other finance teams across multiple jurisdictions
  • Other functions (eg HR, supply/procurement and technology)
External Relationships:
  • Vendors
  • Auditors
  • Tax Authorities
Key remit:
  • Meet all relevant ethical standards and statutory obligations.
  • Focus on continuous improvement across tax accounting and compliance
  • Directing and coaching team members to ensure that team targets are achieved and personal technical skills continue to develop
  • Leading the tax team by setting expectations, developing competencies, evaluating and managing performance
  • Managing the efficient and effective use of income tax provision and income tax compliance software and other tax compliance and accounting applications and templates
  • Managing the calendar of scheduled submissions to regulators and other stakeholders across multiple jurisdictions
  • Ensuring the accurate preparation and timely submission of income tax and returns for other direct and indirect taxes
  • Managing the quality and timeliness of tax accounting submissions
  • Assisting with audit queries from tax regulators, vendors, internal auditors, and external financial statement auditors
  • Reviewing income tax provision calculations and reconciliations to ensure accurate tax balances are reported in the financial statements and that any issues identified are appropriately documented and communicated
  • Managing monthly, half year, and year end close activities with respect to income tax provisions in multiple jurisdictions
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure tax implications of transactions are properly planned and accounted

About You

  • Undergraduate degree in finance or accounting
  • Preferred – Professional accounting qualification
Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Minimum of 7 years working experience within the finance function of a large corporate or professional environment
  • Demonstrated accounting, analytical and investigative skills
  • Significant experience with income taxes in multiple jurisdictions including tax compliance/preparation/filing of income tax returns
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in tax accounting and reporting
  • Working knowledge of SAP; OneSource experience a plus
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills including coaching and development
Non-Technical Competencies:
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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