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  • Employment Tax Lead - Africa at Baker Hughes

  • Posted on: 13 June, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

    Employment Tax Lead - Africa


    Role Summary

    • Baker Hughes, a GE company has an exciting opportunity for an Africa Employment Tax Lead to join our team in Nigeria.
    • In this role you will need to determine and minimize the company's worldwide tax liability with the highest integrity while complying with worldwide tax laws.
    • Seasoned, senior level manager requiring in-depth understanding of regional tax issues, the oil & gas industry and how their role integrates with others within their discipline

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Regional responsibility for BHGE employment tax matters in Africa
    • Providing commercial support, tax technical analysis, policy interpretation and support with transaction execution
    • Leads the implementation of new/amended employment tax policies, best practices and new tools within the region, in order to drive a consistent harmonized tax approach across BHGE
    • Review and harmonise legacy BH & legacy GE Oil & Gas employment tax and social security positions and local compliance procedures
    • Work alongside the Global Mobility and Immigration functions to provide employment tax guidance on the international deployment of assignees and field service engineers
    • Provide technical guidance to the monthly host country shadow payroll process
    • Oversight of certain country employer payroll tax filings, collaborate with local payroll teams
    • Responsibility for the management of PIT audits and related reserves including Equatorial Guinea, Congo & Gabon
    • Coordinate and collaborate with tax colleagues across the BHGE organization, including regional corporate tax leaders, product company tax leaders, transfer pricing leaders, the tax planning team and the tax lifecycle & analysis team
    • Key point of contact for functional regional leaders, across legal, HR, finance, commercial, compliance, etc.


    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University or College, in Finance, Law or Accounting and accredited Accountancy qualification or qualified lawyer, specializing in tax
    • Minimum of 8-10 years post qualification tax experience in public accounting, law firm or industry

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Proactive and self-motivated
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills to develop relationships across the matrix organisation and collaborate with other team members and colleagues in other functions
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects and influence outcomes
    • Creative thinking and complex decision making ability
    • Subject matter expert with deep technical expertise; viewed as a specialist within the region
    • Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems
    • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute new policies and tax processes
    • French speaker advantageous.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Baker Hughes career website on to apply

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