Tax Accountant/ Senior Accountant
JOB TITLE: Tax Accountant/ Senior Accountant
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-07 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2020-10-07

Company Information:

In March 2015 the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and KBR announced an agreement to establish a new engineering and support Services Company in Azerbaijan. The legal entity name of the new company is SOCAR-KBR LLC and provides design, engineering, technical, procurement, construction supervision and project management services for projects across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, in the Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey (AGT) region. The key objective of this strong partnership is to create a world class Azerbaijan-based EPCM services company that will utilize the strengths of both organizations and deliver top quality results by utilizing, developing and promoting Azerbaijani national content. The company has a long-term commitment from both organizations.

Position Title: Tax Accountant/ Senior Accountant

Work Location: Baku

Role synopsis:

To provide support and assistance to the Financial Manager, with specific responsibility for Taxation and Accounting. Ensure timely and proper tax reporting.

Key accountabilities:

• Timely preparation and submission of all statutory tax reports including VAT return, WHT, Foreign Subcontractors’ WHT, Personal Income Tax, Profit Tax, Property Tax and other reports as required;
• Ensure timely payment of all taxes and duties;
• Payroll calculation including taxation of benefits-in-kind, sick leave, vacation, and other calculations;
• Timely preparation and submission of Statistical reports as required;
• Coordinate off-site and on-site tax audits;
• Handle all requests of the tax authorities and communicate such requests to Finance Manager;
• Maintain correspondence with the tax authorities - daily review of the electronic tax inbox and preparation of reply letters to various inquiries and requests from the tax authorities;
• Keep abreast of current developments in the tax area and inform Finance Manager about any significant changes and their potential impact over operations;
• Ensure proper accounting for PSA/ non-PSA revenue and expenses;
• Ensure proper recognition, depreciation and tax accounting of fixed assets;
• Prepare tax reconciliations for balances held in SAP;
• Perform month-end accrual review and prepare the tax provision.
• Research process errors that caused incorrect tax filings and communicate them to the Finance Manager;
• Assist with the requests of external auditors;
• Prepare ad hoc reports as and when required by the Finance Manager

Essential education, experience and job requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or any other related field;
• 5+ years of experience in the area of accounting and taxation in a similar size organization with the similar scope;
• Sound knowledge of statutory and PSA taxation in Azerbaijan, experience with tax reporting in a large organization;
• Experience handling on-site and off-site tax audits;
• Knowledge of Transfer Pricing and International Taxation is a big advantage;
• Fluent English and Azerbaijani, knowledge of Russian is an advantage;
• Professional qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CPA) is an advantage, but not must;
• Experience with SAP or other accounting software is an advantage;
• Good skills to Intermediate level in Microsoft products, knowledge of tax reporting software;
• High degree of diligence and attention to details;
• Strong personal skills capable of forming relationships with both accounting and non-accounting stakeholders both internally and externally

CVs to be submitted to:
(Please indicate the position “Tax Accountant/ Senior Accountant” in the subject line of the e-mail).

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