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Tax Manager (Excise Tax)


Houston, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Finance
Business Unit:  Group Finance

Neste is a global company focusing on renewable products, especially Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The company is  in a growth phase pursuing a transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.  


We are looking for a Tax Manager (Excise Tax) to join our team at Neste’s regional headquarters in Houston, Texas to be part of our growth and new business opportunities here in the US. 



Job Summary


We have a medium size global team of experts working in the Tax and Customs area. The Tax Manager will be working closely with several internal stakeholders and the tax authorities as well as partners.


In this position you will be responsible for excise tax matters in the US. The main geographical scope is the US, but you may have responsibilities related to indirect taxes all over the Americas. 


You will have an opportunity to work in an international environment, be part of a rapidly growing company and enjoy a collaborative office culture. You will be involved in developing new processes and ways of working. 


You will report to the Group Indirect Tax Team located in Finland. In the US you will work in close cooperation with the local Finance team.



Job description


In this role, you will be responsible for the following:


  • Implement and control the group level excise tax policies and processes in the US and Americas as well as adapt and develop them based on local and regional requirements.

  • Provide excise tax guidance to sales, logistics and other internal stakeholders, by using external service providers where necessary, and support business in finding and implementing compliant and workable solutions.

  • Analyse new business models and scenarios from the excise tax perspective and take required actions to ensure compliance.

  • Participate in the implementation project of a tax engine.

  • Design and develop processes and create and update instructions. 

  • Identify and implement solutions to mitigate excise tax risks.

  • Manage and develop relationships with government agencies and other relevant external stakeholders.

  • Coordinate excise tax audits and litigations in the US and Americas.

  • Follow the development of legislation and requirements in the US and Americas.

  • Update and develop excise tax logic in the IT tools and proactively identify opportunities for automation and digitalization.



Results Expectations


  • Define and manage scalable excise tax processes to ensure compliance and smooth implementation of new business models and scenarios.

  • Successful implementation of tax engine together with the project team. 



Required Skills / Abilities:


  • Deep knowledge of US excise tax.

  • Self-leadership skills and independent time management.

  • Capability to define, manage and develop processes.

  • Capability to research legal requirements based on business scenario description.

  • Can-do attitude, development mindset and skills.

  • Team player flexibility and capability to cooperate in order to achieve the common goal.

  • Project management skills.

  • Good negotiation and communication skills.

  • A desire to develop and renew.


Education & Experience


  • Master’s degree or similar, preferably in taxation, law or accounting.

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience from an audit, tax consultancy, law firm, in-house excise tax function and/or authority side.

  • Demonstrated experience in management of excise tax matters.

  • Experience with tax engines, SAP and experience in IT-related development and/or  implementation is considered an asset.


The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


 Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.


We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. 

To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future. 


 We care. We have courage. We cooperate. 


Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together.


In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.


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