United Kingdom, London - Regional Tax Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: London, UKM, GB, W4 5YA

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The Role


Reporting to the Regional Tax Director for Europe, Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa (EESSA), the successful candidate will assume responsibility for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for effective tax rates, tax audits, tax planning initiatives, transfer pricing, provision of tax assistance to all Halliburton operating divisions and management and review of tax accounting and compliance.  The Tax Department is a small but dynamic group and for the right individual, there will be opportunities to develop their career further within Halliburton.




The candidate will have a firm foundation in international corporate tax either from practice or industry, to be sufficiently confident to manage the responsibilities set out below under supervision and guidance from the International Tax Director.  Personal tax and VAT experience will be an advantage.



Main Responsibilities


The primary responsibilities for role are set out below. The Applicant should be prepared to be flexible and be willing to undertake additional responsibilities and provide support to the International Tax Department as required.


  • Manage and optimise the company’s effective tax rate and cash tax by minimising the impact of foreign taxes on operational results.
  • Implement corporate tax strategy in SSA.
  • Become familiar with the Halliburton business in order that tax planning and compliance is undertaken with a sound knowledge of the commercial environment.
  • Participate in/instigate tax planning including collaborating with management to recommend and effect corporate structural changes.
  • Review of project contracts, bids and tenders and tax advice to the business in this respect, in particular assessing business needs in new locations and considering the compliance/tax registration implications.
  • Manage SSA tax affairs to ensure compliance with local and US law, including conducting reviews into internal controls as required by Sarbanes Oxley Act 404.
  • Monitor changes/developments in US and international tax laws and recommend changes necessary/desirable as a result of developments.
  • Manage all tax compliance related activities in SSA ensure all tax returns/payments are reviewed and filed/paid in a timely manner; managing tax audits and all correspondence with tax authorities.
  • Manage the preparation of transfer pricing documentation as necessary in the region.
  • Ensure that appropriate monthly and annual tax accruals are adequately maintained.
  • Engaging tax advisers, managing fees and maintaining good relationships with advisers.
  • Provide support regarding VAT and personal taxes within the region.
  • Assisting with other ad hoc advisory and project work, as required.



Experience, Skills & Knowledge



  • Strong corporate tax background, with some exposure to international tax.
  • Several years experience in tax, either in the profession or industry.
  • Outgoing and confident personality and the ability to deal with and present to senior management within the business, Revenue Authorities and external advisors.
  • Innovative with strong technical skills.
  • At least one of either: a recognised accounting qualification; ATT; CTA; ADIT, Accountancy or Legal Qualifications in Taxation, HM Inspector of Taxes exams.
  • IT skills


  • US tax experience
  • Skills/knowledge of SAP
  • VAT and Personal tax experience

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communicator (verbally and in writing)
  • Team Player
  • Able to drive through initiatives and be a “Problem solver”
  • Able to prioritise, in particular Tax Dept responsibilities, and work on own initiative.
  • Flexibility and ability to work to deadlines. 


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Building 4, Chiswick Park, London, London, W4 5YA, United Kingdom


Job Details

Requisition Number: 75011  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Finance  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: Luanda - Angola, Lagos - Nigeria, Accra - Ghana


Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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