Specialist Tax

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North America


Canada - SK - Saskatoon

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

01 September 2020

Date closing

30 September 2020 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. Our Tax team is seeking passionate people who possess a positive 'can-do' attitude, a desire to learn and be looking to further develop their career within the tax function. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

What we offer you

At BHP Billiton, we will provide you an environment to:
  • be autonomous and support you to use your initiative;
  • be accountable and performance driven;
  • work flexibly with a focus on outcomes, not hours;
  • problem-solve collaboratively together;
  • Activate your improvement mindset, experimentation and agile learning
  • Grow your career – opening up broader opportunities in a global company.

About the Opportunity

The Specialist Canada Tax focuses on Canada direct tax matters including strategic planning and oversight of tax reporting and compliance activities.  This role is part of a collaborative global team working across all parts of the tax life cycle.  This includes tax accounting, direct tax compliance, external reporting requirements, and tax planning.

Key relationships that are critical for success in this role:
  • Manager Tax Americas (International & Growth) 
  • Principal Tax Americas (International - Canada)
  • Global Tax counterparts (Americas and KL)
  • Global Accounting and Reporting Finance teams
  • Other Global Functional Teams (i.e. Finance, Marketing, Portfolio Strategy & Development) 

Required experience / remit:
  • Demonstrating and instilling an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development
  • Conforming with the BHP Charter, Our Requirements (Group Level Documents), Code of Business Conduct and relevant statutory obligations
  • Ensuring compliance and commitment to BHP Tax Principles and tax obligations
  • Apply the Tax Risk Standard in all tax advice or responses provided to customers, other group functions or external
  • Identifying continuous, sustainable improvement and simplification opportunities in work area
  • Preparing and where necessary, reviewing, complex tax calculations, performing modelling, and analytics for tax compliance, reporting, and planning projects
  • Performing tax research and monitoring new legislation to identify developments relevant to the company
  • Identifying, researching and documenting tax risks, mitigations, and proposals to provide effective tax advice on business activities
  • Reviewing and researching tax outcomes of proposed purchase/sale/exchange or other restructuring transactions and review of tax language in contracts 
  • Reviewing Canada income tax returns 
  • Reviewing income tax provision calculations and reconciliations to ensure accurate tax balances are reported in the financial statements
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders globally within tax and finance to ensure tax implications of transactions are properly managed and accounted

About You

About you
  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in accounting or finance 
  • Professional qualification (CPA, Bar member) or similar tax qualifications, either completion or currently pursuing will be added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the provision of tax advisory, reporting, and compliance service processes in a multinational business and/or professional services firm
  • Demonstrated experience in researching, interpreting and concluding on moderate to complex tax matters, and providing thorough and accurate tax advice (both written and verbal) to relevant stakeholders is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high quality tax reporting and tax compliance processes, including preparation of complex calculations, effective review of work product prepared by others and analysis/interpretation of key metrics would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience engaging effectively with multiple stakeholders both within and outside of Tax would be advantageous 
  • Working knowledge of SAP, OneSource Tax Provision software a plus
  • Strong MS Office software skills are required
  • Oil & gas or mining industry experience a plus, but not required

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.  We support flexible work at BHP. Talk to us about flexible working options in this team. Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. #LINA
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