Tax Advisor - Atyrau, Kazakhstan
qedi
KZ
8 дней назад

Overview

To work on development and implementation of the company’s policies, procedures as well as provision of advisory support to internal and external requestors on tax related issues in order to ensure that the Clienti, in its role of Operator under Production Sharing Agreement in respect of the North Caspian Sea (PSA) ,complies with requirements of tax policy of PSA Contracting Companies-

participants of joint operating agreement (JOA) and Operator’s instructions based on PSA tax regime, tax and other related legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) as well as international treaties concluded by the RoK.

Accountabilities :

Controlling over legislation compliance processes ensuring that :

  • a) Client policies, procedures on VAT of PSA Contracting companies and VAT (Value added tax) on import within Customs union of PSA Contracting companies, WHT taxation and local taxes (hereinafter Taxes) related matters are regularly updated / revised and submitted for the review to the Head of Indirect Tax;
  • b) issues and anomalies related to Taxes as well as assessment of their business implications are alerted to Client management and practical solutions are advised, discussed and implemented in professional manner;
  • c) changes to RoK tax and tax related RoK legislation are reviewed on regular basis, thoroughly interpreted and, communicated to the attention of Finance, Tax and Control (FTC) management / specialists and other involved parties;
  • d) correct procedural steps being followed under interaction with authorities (receipt / submission of documents from / to authorities, Taxes reporting, reconciliation, appealing, administrative proceedings.);
  • Execution the following tax compliance work on a monthly basis prior to passing the results of this work to Head of Indirect taxes for review and to Tax manager for approval and signature :

  • a) consolidation of information provided by Customs team for the purposes of reporting VAT (Value added tax) on import within Customs union;
  • b) submission of VAT reports on import within Customs union with authorities in accordance with the established deadlines of RK;
  • c) accurate filling-in of the information obtained from Customs team of the Client into the reports of VAT on import within Customs union in the Taxpayer cabinet;
  • Study and outline the issues related to reporting of VAT on import within Customs union;
  • Gathering the data from Customs team of the Client on the established reporting formats in the established deadlines,
  • Conducting an overall study of the data and documents in order to define what supportive documents shall be submitted to tax authorities together with reports in accordance with the tax legislation of the RoK;
  • Support Head of Indirect taxes in representing the Company where the issue is related to Tax compliance of VAT on import within Customs union if required;
  • Execution the following work related to HSSE reporting in the Taxpayer cabinet :
  • a) accurately include the information obtained from HSSE team into the HSSE reports in the Taxpayer cabinet;
  • b) get the confirmation from HSSE team on correct filling-in of the HSSE reports to be reported to tax authorities via Taxpayer cabinet by Indirect tax team members;
  • c) submit the approved reports to tax authorities in Taxpayer cabinet in accordance with the established deadlines of RK where it depends on Tax team;
  • d) get signed submitted reports by HSSE director;
  • e) provide the receipt notification from the Taxpayer cabinet to HSSE team;
  • Concise, accurate, comprehensive, intelligible and timely tax advice to Company’s Head of Indirect Tax / Tax manager are provided in all issues and questions related to Taxes;
  • Conduct a detailed investigation of the issue, study all the supporting documents and report to the Head of Indirect Tax on the results of the investigation;
  • issues and anomalies related to Taxes as well as assessment of their business implications are alerted to Client management and practical solutions are advised, discussed and implemented in professional manner;
  • Provision of day-to-day and overall tax consulting for Client Finance Department / Tax and to other departments as well as PSA Contracting Companies and PSA Subcontractors, where required, with regard to Withholding and Value Added Tax implications (reviewing invoices, contractual provisions, checking residency status of suppliers etc.);
  • Perform risk analysis activities and develop compliance strategies for the Tax Team, including undertaking straightforward tasks considering elements and contributing to the complexity task performance, while exercising some autonomy on works are performed;
  • Acting as a focal point in investigation and answering routine inquiries from authorities if appointed; representing the company independently in discussions / meetings with authorities on routine matters if appointed and assistance to / cooperation along with tax management in discussion / negotiating non routine issues;
  • Work with all contacts within the project to ensure Contractors Tax and tax related responsibilities are prioritized and addressed in time to achieve project objectives and milestones;
  • Preparation of Letters to Contractors whenever required under the Contract in order to secure all tax / legal rights of PSA Contracting Companies and JV Operator acting in capacity of a Tax Agent considering the statute of limitations period prior to tax audits commencement pursuant to the Tax Code re VAT, WHT and other obligatory payments matters;
  • Interacting with other departments involved in various taxation matters (Human Resources and Organization, Permitting and Regulatory, Legal etc.
  • with provision of full support in all tax related issues; contribute to the improvement of quality and efficiency of services provided by the Tax Team, while cultivating effective stakeholder relationships on coordinating data exchange / communication between parties involved to;
  • Preparation of various tax related information as per requests of authorities, company’s management etc., interacting with all related project disciplines / parties to progress the flow of information required;
  • Support with handling tax audits and tax appeal administration
  • Safety Responsibilities :

    The job holder will need to show an aptitude to work within this multicultural and multi-stakeholder environment and translate between CoV codes, standards, systems, and practices and the Client Company Management System.

    Compliance with :

  • Kazakhstan Statutory Health, Safety & Environmental Laws / Regulations;
  • The Corporate Health, Safety & Environment Policy, and Safety Management Systems
  • Responsibilities

  • Previous experience within finance / accounting / tax department, preferably in the oil industry and / or with accounting, audit or consulting company or having been previously employed by the tax authorities
  • Practical experience of participating in tax audits and appealing against their results is mandatory
  • International taxation and / or legal experience are / is preferable
  • Required Competencies :

  • Knowledge of RK tax legislation; applicable principles of international taxation; PSA tax regime and the applicable RK legislation effective as of 1 November 1997;
  • as well as working knowledge of JOA and Agency Agreements applicable to Client activity in its role of PSA Operator’s agent

  • IT literacy at user’s level
  • General knowledge of SAP and JDE.
  • General understanding of oil industry business processes
  • Fluent verbal and written English and Russian languages. Knowledge of Kazakh language is preferable
  • Good interpersonal and effective business communication skills (both verbal and written), ability to present information logically and reasonably, ability to be persuasive in presenting the company’s position and upholding the company’s interests
  • Strong advisory and analytical mindset; structured and methodological approach in work
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Effective planning, organizing and supervisory abilities. Ability to build and lead effectively operating and result oriented team
  • Desire to initiate changes, act proactively, take charge and drive execution throughout the company
  • High working capacity, ability to take stress, flexibility
  • Qualifications

  • RK and / or international Finance, Accounting or Tax Degree (or equivalent)
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