Tax and Transfer Pricing Specialist Region North America

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  • Regions
  • Country United States
  • City Houston
  • Type of Employment Permanent
  • Job number WTSBD24963

About the job

Our client is a leading privately owned company serving the oil and gas industry with integrity providing inspection as well as rehabilitation products and services. For more than 30 years, this company has provided the industry with advanced inspection solutions to ensure safe and economical operation of a wide range of assets and facilities.  The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 2,700 people. 
Our client is looking for a Tax and Transfer Pricing Specialist based in Houston, TX who will report to the Global Head of Tax and Transfer Pricing.
The Tax and Transfer Pricing Specialist will be part of the Corporate Tax team, and will be an “arm” of the Corporate Tax Department in the Region. As such, the Tax and Transfer Pricing Specialist will be responsible for the yearly monitoring of processes and procedures, as well as provision of tax – legal analysis and recommendations in the following areas:
  • International Tax issues within the Region: Double Taxation Agreements, International Tax disputes, withholding taxes (WHT), Permanent Establishment (PE)
  • Effective Tax Rate (ETR) calculation for tax purposes (not for reporting purposes) and validation of each entity’ ETR in the Region
  • Supporting Corporate Tax in the elaboration of Transfer Pricing documentation for all entities within the Region, according to International Tax Regulations
  • Inter-Company Agreements as requested by International Tax Regulations
  • Support Corporate Tax and Finance on Transfer Pricing issues and audits conducted by local or international tax authorities
  • Pricing calculation (tax cost calculation along the supply chain including inter-company)
  • Responsible for assigned Global Projects and/or support to other Regions when needed
  • Tax optimization for Group and Region
  • Will be the direct link between Regions and Corporate Tax in all matters under his/her responsibility
  • Assist and support Regional Management, Finance Manager, HR and Operational Teams in all subjects / issues within the tax area
  • Direct Taxes : Income Tax, WHT, Indirect Taxes: Sales Taxes, Service Taxes, State Taxes, Municipal Taxes, Customs Duties
  • Income Tax compliance review and validation
  • Local (State / Municipal ) tax reviews
  • Support Finance Teams within the context of tax audits conducted by tax administrations
  • Assist with the tax provision process, local GAAP and IFRS reporting
  • Focus mainly on US, Canada and Mexico but may work with other countries’ tax systems
  • Travel around countries within the Region


  • Five (5) + years strong Global / International Tax experience and familiarity of tax issues for a multinational company operating globally
  • Fully Bilingual English and Spanish (speaking/reading/writing abilities)
  • Transfer pricing experience (knowledge with new International Tax Regulations OECD/ BEPS)
  • Corporate tax experience in US, Canada and Mexico, knowledge of other countries’ tax systems a plus
  • Experience in Direct and Indirect taxes in US, Canada and Mexico
  • Work experience as “In-House” tax advisor within a multinational company; experience with Big 4 a plus
  • Self-starter, independent, able to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to communicate and interact with cross functional teams
  • Good understanding of financials, tax planning and reporting
  • Strong background in accounting
  • Legal background and/or knowledge a plus
  • Willing and able to travel around countries within the Region
  • Must be able to work with significant autonomy and demonstrate clear initiative, strong and concise communication, and be comfortable working in both English and Spanish
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