Tax Analyst
Chevron Services Company - Concord, CA

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron Services Company is now accepting online applications for the position of TAX ANALYST located in Concord, CA through May 21, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

This experienced, staff-level position is located within Chevron's Excise Tax Advisory Group (ETAG). ETAG specializes in providing multi-state sales and use tax research, advice and audit defense for its various business units and legal entities. Additionally, it advances its internal clients' business performance by achieving maximum tax savings for major capital projects as well as frequent inquiries. The prospective applicant will be exposed to all aspects of the oil and gas industry (including upstream, midstream, and downstream operations, plus alternative energy developments).

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Timely completion of use tax audits with government agencies.
  • Developing concrete tax positions and providing audit documentation to state auditors.
  • Researching and providing guidance to internal business unit clients on sales and use tax issues impacting business decisions.
  • Performing reviews of high risk accounts payable transactions to mitigate potential tax exposure.
  • Collaborating with internal systems tax analysts and recommending use tax accrual processes for automated purchase transactions.
  • Keeping abreast of tax law changes and consulting with internal tax counsel on complex tax issues.
  • Occasional travel to local and out-of-state client sites may be required.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, tax or finance related field. Masters in Taxation highly preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years of multi-state sales and use tax experience.
  • In lieu of sales and use tax experience, 3 to 6 years of general tax experience with a Big 4, large regional public accounting firm, government tax agencies, or corporate tax department will be considered. Or, 3 to 6 years of related tax and/or audit experience in a Chevron business unit.
  • Solid tax research skills with CCH IntelliConnect, RIA Checkpoint or comparable research platforms.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills in interpreting and applying tax laws to complex tax matters.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience using SAP or comparable general ledger software systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate conclusions and recommendations.
  • Solid teamwork ethic and excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with peers and management at various levels.
  • Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Must be extremely well organized and detail oriented.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Taxation is highly preferred.

    Other Requirements & Information:

  • Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a short writing sample (1 to 2 pages) to their appointment. The writing samples can be a tax memorandum (formal or informal), a redacted work email explaining a tax position, or a short writing assignment for a school project.

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

    Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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    Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We...