Title:  Financial Rep I

Job Req ID:  5643

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Position Description

We are seeking a Global Tax Compliance and Reporting Specialist to join the Controller’s Division of Saudi Aramco. The Global Tax Compliance and Reporting (GTC&R) Specialist is accountable for the activities of (GTC&R) group. The GTC&R Specialist is broadly responsible for the worldwide enterprise’s global tax accounting and compliance activities. The responsibilities include BEPS transfer pricing documentation, review of tax provisions, uncertain tax positions, and providing global tax governance and quality control over tax compliance matters for the worldwide enterprise. The GTC&R Group is also responsible for providing tax optimization support on domestic and international tax matters to In-Kingdom and Out-of-Kingdom subsidiaries and joint ventures.

The GTC&R Specialist provides a wide range of business advisory services as they relate to tax compliance and income tax accounting. The GTC&R Specialist serves as the single point of contact for tax compliance and income tax accounting matters throughout the global organization. Entity chief financial officers, controllers and other personnel throughout the enterprise report to the GTC&R Group on tax accounting and compliance matters relating to their respective operations.

Minimum requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelors degree in Accounting or a degree in a relevant field from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred and certifications such as a CPA or a CA is highly desirable.

You will have a minimum of ten years’ experience in complex, multinational global tax matters (US., EU, UK, APAC, MENA) and deep experience with tax accounting; understanding of Saudi Arabia tax Laws is preferable.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Use your major global energy company experience and proven demonstrated ability to drive global consistency. Possess deep financial management skills and overall business acumen. You possess a strong understanding of financial accounting principles, preferably under IFRS although equivalent experience with other generally accepted accounting principles will be considered. You have an analytical mind set, process orientation, organized and structured approach to problem solving and ability to work under pressure. You have excellent interpersonal skills and interest in building an effective internal network. You have an excellent command of oral and written English and Arabic.

Duties and responsibilities continued...

In addition, you will be expected to:

Performs functions common to a GTC&R Specialist role. Implement Tax Policy and protocols for the administration of all tax compliance and tax accounting matters globally and for ad hoc projects. Represent the Controller’s Division and the Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Development in tax related matters. Oversee income tax compliance globally, including exercising key quality controls, and is the global process owner for income tax accounting and tax compliance, which includes direct and indirect taxes. You will define, document, and implement operating procedures globally and maintain effective controls over tax accounting and tax compliance. Support Management in making decisions on complex and technical tax matters including accounting judgments with respect to uncertain tax positions and realization of deferred tax assets, while ensuring auditable documentation is maintained. Perform the role of a subject matter expert on accounting for income taxes and reporting disclosures related to income taxes. Identify tax issues with respect to tax compliance and income tax accounting, provide advice and identify solutions which are communicated to relevant stakeholders for execution. Liaise throughout the financial, accounting and reporting teams and builds collaborative relationships with joint venture and subsidiary Controller/Finance organizations. Establish and maintain excellent relationships with subsidiary and joint venture finance and tax staff as well as service providers and interact regularly with the Tax Counsel. Ensure the accuracy of the tax figures and estimates included within planning, financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions analysis and financial models for transactions and business investments.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA