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Tax Manager (Sales 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 (Sales 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. 


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, the tax authorities and partners.


In this position you will be responsible for sales 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. In addition to sales tax, responsibilities cover assisting with excise tax matters. 


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 your local Tax Team colleagues as well as the local Finance team.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are:

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

  • Provide sales 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.

  • Analyze new business models and scenarios from the sales tax perspective to ensure compliance.

  • Participate in our tax engine implementation.

  • Design and develop processes and create and update instructions. 

  • Identify and implement solutions to mitigate sales tax risks.

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

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

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

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


 The best combination to success in this role

  • Deep knowledge of US sales 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.

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

  • 5-8 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 sales tax matters in the Oil & Gas Industry /  energy sector.

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

  • Experience and knowledge of excise taxes is considered an asset.


Results Expectations

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

  • Supporting the successful implementation of a tax engine.


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. 


At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities. 


The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.


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


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