Baker Hughes Employment Tax Lead - Africa in LAGOS, Nigeria

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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.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company leverages minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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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:

  • Regionalresponsibility for BHGE employment tax matters in Africa

  • Providingcommercial support, tax technical analysis, policy interpretation and supportwith transaction execution

  • Leads theimplementation of new/amended employment tax policies, best practices and newtools within the region, in order to drive a consistent harmonized tax approachacross BHGE

  • Review andharmonise legacy BH & legacy GE Oil & Gas employment tax and socialsecurity positions and local compliance procedures

  • Work alongside theGlobal Mobility and Immigration functions to provide employment tax guidance onthe international deployment of assignees and field service engineers

  • Provide technicalguidance to the monthly host country shadow payroll process

  • Oversight ofcertain country employer payroll tax filings, collaborate with local payrollteams

  • Responsibility forthe management of PIT audits and related reserves including Equatorial Guinea,Congo & Gabon

  • Coordinate andcollaborate with tax colleagues across the BHGE organization, includingregional corporate tax leaders, product company tax leaders, transfer pricingleaders, the tax planning team and the tax lifecycle & analysis team

  • Key point ofcontact for functional regional leaders, across legal, HR, finance, commercial,compliance, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree froman accredited university or college, in finance, law or accounting andaccredited accountancy qualification or qualified lawyer, specializing in tax

  • Minimum of 8-10years post qualification tax experience in public accounting, law firm orindustry

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proactive and self-motivated

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills to develop relationships across the matrixorganisation and collaborate with other team members and colleagues in otherfunctions

  • 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 aspecialist within the region

  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute new policies and taxprocesses

  • French speaker advantageous


Lagos, Nigeria, Sub Sahara Africa.

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Job: Services

Title: Employment Tax Lead - Africa

Location: Africa-Nigeria-Nigeria-LAGOS

Requisition ID: 1809902