RES and Trading Tax Advisor
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Renewables & Energy Solutions (RES) and Trading Tax Advisor
What is the role?
The RES and Trading Tax Advisor provides local and cross-border tax advice and planning to the Business and Functions, focusing efforts on areas of the highest complexity, risk, and added value. The role will be responsible for, amongst others, all trading and new energies, all of which are expected to deliver considerable growth within the region.
The RES and Trading Tax Advisor must support negotiations on tax aspects of deals: (i) understanding the commercial strategy to ensure early identification of tax risks and solutions to implement the proper tax treatment; (ii) reviewing contractual documentation to identify and mitigate tax risks; (iii) ensuring that the Business and tax risks are understood and managed and (iv) assisting with inquiries regarding the tax implications of business transactions and structures.
The RES and Trading Tax Advisor will be responsible for supporting the RES & Trading Tax Manager by acting as first-line tax support providing local, customs, and cross-border tax advice and planning to the Businesses and Functions.
The RES and Trading Tax Advisor works with internal and external stakeholders to design and recommend optimal tax solutions and contractual structures to meet legal requirements, reduce exposure, and maximize shareholder value, including handling tax audits, defense, and disputes when needed.
What we need from you
Must have legal authorization to work in Brazil on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
Minimum 3 years of working experience in tax advisory roles. Preference will be given to those with experience in Oil & Gas industry and/or Electric Power sectors in Brazil
Bachelor’s degree in Law is preferable
Appropriate technical, professional, and business knowledge/experience/qualifications
Fluency in English. Other language skills would be a benefit
Indirect Tax and Special Regimes for the oil and gas industry experience is a plus
Analyze and support legislative changes that impact company´s operation
Ability to evaluate tax risks and balance risk with Business objectives, and make recommendations that are objective, practical, technically appropriate, and supportive of the Business
Strong tax technical competence to deal with complex tax structures and concepts
Ability to proactively engage and build relationships with other departments
Gaining and maintaining the confidence of client management and operational staff, convincing same of the value of tax considerations in structuring and implementing business transactions
Strong team working, organizational and communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to evaluate problems and develop possible solutions (outside the box)
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Capacity of prioritization and escalation as appropriated
A strong commercial focus
Gaining and maintaining the confidence of client, management and operational staff, convincing them of the value of tax considerations in structuring and implementing business transactions.
A self-starter with a strong bias for action
Effective written and verbal communication skills, including report writing skills