Specialist Tax Operations* | Kuala Lumpur

Date:  8 Jul 2024
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Job State/Province:  Kuala Lumpur
Job Location/Region:  Mid Valley City



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 are seeking a Specialist Tax Operations to join the Global Tax Operations in Kuala Lumpur.


Reporting to the Manager of Global Tax Operations, this role provide efficient, accurate and timely delivery of tax accounting, compliance and stewardship processes as part of the APAC Corporate tax operations team, with a focus on Marketing business tax.  This includes tax accounting processes, external reporting requirements, direct and indirect tax compliance and transfer pricing as well as tax risk management, ad hoc requests and process improvement initiatives.



  • Conformance with the BHP Charter, BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations
  • Preparation of tax account reconciliations, tax returns, deferred tax balance proofs and tax provisions within agreed timelines
  • Preparation of monthly tax provision calculations and reconciliation as per Group Tax Reporting requirements
  • Preparation of tax provision and reconciliations in line with the allocated frequency to ensure accurate tax balances are reported
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly GST returns, withholding tax and income tax installment calculation.
  • Preparation of state government royalties, excise duty calculations.
  • Participate in and lead risk assessment activities for income tax, GST, VAT, SOX and other compliance related areas and ensure compliance with processes, procedures and SOX controls.
  • Review of tax sensitive accounts including liaising with management and financial accountants and the wider business where necessary to resolve queries
  • Provide support in the preparation of tax accounting position papers for major transactions
  • Participate in risk assessment activities for income tax, SOX and other compliance related areas and ensure compliance with processes, procedures and SOX controls
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and participate in/lead corporate tax and business process design changes
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of the 1SAP/S4HANA Tax Accounting Solution and OneSource application (OCT, OITC)
  • Build relationships with other departments to ensure proactive engagement of the tax team for assistance with tax technical matters, including provision of tax training, analysis and technical guidance to relevant areas of the business and tax team
  • Assist in the development, implementation and review of tax policies and procedures across all taxes and ensure compliance with these and GLDs
  • Assist with requests from Tax Reporting and external auditors in connection with taxation and financial accounting audits

About You


Bachelor’s degree qualification in accounting or finance 
Professional qualification (CPA/ACCA/CIMA/CA) or similar tax qualifications, either completion or currently pursuing will be added advantage
Experience & Technical Competencies:

  • Experience working with a large corporate or professional environment 
  • Sound knowledge of accounting for income taxes (IAS 12)
  • Experience in both income and secondary taxes 
  • Australian or APAC tax experience preferred

IT systems:

  • Tax Integrator
  • Thomson Reuters solutions (OCT, OITC)
  • Excel (advanced level)



  • Professional English, both verbal and written.


About Our Process 


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 


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Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].