UK Corporate Tax Adviser

Work Location
London - Bank Street

Company Description 
Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

About the Tax Team:
Shell has a large in-house tax organisation with staff in around 40 countries.  The UK tax team consists of tax advisers based in London and Aberdeen and work together with specialist areas in Indirect Tax, Employment Tax, Transfer Pricing and Treasury Tax.  In 2015, Shell paid approx $1bn in corporation tax, indirect taxes and PRT in the UK and we have approx over 100 legal entities in the UK Group.
What will you do?
This is an exciting opportunity for a recently qualified tax advisor with demonstrative experience to join a great team.  Here are some of the other things you'll do in this role:
  • Managing tax advice to a portfolio of UK legal entities, with particular focus on
    - Corporate Sector Holdings & Treasury
    - Projects & Technology
  • Liaising with both Shell’s onshore and offshore UK tax teams to ensure that appropriate advice is given to stakeholders and that related compliance and reporting requirements have been managed.
  • The provision of concise, accurate, comprehensive, intelligible and timely UK tax advice to Shell stakeholders.
  • The quality and delivery of domestic tax advice within the UK for area of focus, but is expected to support other businesses and activities across Shell as priorities demand.
  • Identify and resolve UK tax technical problems by facilitating the resolution of problems individually or as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Identify, develop and analyse tax and cash flow savings.
  • Provide tax input to portfolio projects as requested.
  • Develop, analyse and support implementation of value-added tax planning ideas for the UK
  • Supporting UK Senior Tax Adviser with the management of Shell’s relationship with HMRC to achieve real time compliance, including managing audit enquires, negotiating settlements and resolving controversies through domestic litigation and international treaty procedures.
  • Supporting the development of Shell’s tax policy in the UK including formal engagement with the UK government on legislative consultations and influencing business/other stakeholders to advocate shell’s position on significant tax issues.
What we need from you:
You'll be a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA or equivalent) and you’ll have trained with one of the larger public accountancy practices or a large multinational company. You'll have a deep knowledge of the UK corporation tax system and have a particular understanding of the current issues affecting multi-national groups.
You'll also:
  • Be the confident, self motivated and resilient type. You'll be a brilliant communicator and enjoy collaborating and influencing individuals and teams at all levels.
  • Build effective relationships across the business, our shared service centres, group reporting, and our auditors.
  • You’ll have proven experience in analysing complex issues, managing your demanding workload effectively in a constantly changing and pressured environment whilst ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Enjoy an environment that focuses on constant improvement and ownership, on personal and professional development, and efficiency. You'll be interested and motivated by understanding how your work affects the overall goals of the company.
  • Have the ability to influence and persuade through your personal credibility and integrity. 
What we offer you:
  • At Shell, we're committed to investing in the development of your career and we give people with your skills a platform from which you can deliver and really excel
  • Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity and respect aren't simply a strap line, but are a part of everything we do. What's more, we're a company that places the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and on our inclusive approach
  • Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities
We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell a flexible, an appealing, and as supportive place for women to work as we can. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.

We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies backed by leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

Read more about a women's perspective here

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Just let us know about your circumstances if you'd like to apply. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a long career with us.

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