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Senior Tax Specialist (Amsterdam)


For this prestigious project we are recruiting for a Senior Tax Specialist. You will handle tax related matters, including but not limited to tax compliance, audits,rulings, queries and disputes. You will also be responsible for the execution of tax compliance function. You will report to the Head of the Tax department.


As a subsidiary of PAO Gazprom, South Stream Transport B.V. is responsible for the construction of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline.

The TurkStream Offshore Pipeline will start in Anapa, Russia, running over 900 kilometres through the Black Sea to the Turkish coast. The pipeline will help secure energy supplies to Turkey and South-Eastern Europe in a reliable and sustainable way. The Project will use state-of-the-art technology, materials and equipment, to safeguard the pipeline’s safe operation for many decades to come.


  • Technical researches and other tax support required for development and clarification of the tax (within this document this term covers corporate taxes and related corporate charges) position of SSTTBV. Monitoring of potential tax issues (risks and / or inefficiencies) in the jurisdictions of presence of SSTTBV and development of approaches to their mitigation. Getting of approval from the Head of department and control over their practical implementation;
  • Analysis of potential tax treatment of contractual arrangements of SSTTBV, introduction of draft tax amendments to draft contracts of SSTTBV with the purpose of preventing potential tax risks for SSTTBV and pursuing an effective tax position. Advising relevant departments of SSTTBV on tax matters associated with contractual arrangements of SSTTBV;
  • Provide support related to review of contract related documents, in particular, progress certificates, work orders, variation orders, invoices, etc. from the tax perspective ensuring that such contract related documents meet requirements of the applicable tax jurisdiction and tax conditions of respective contracts;
  • Supporting tax audits of SSTTBV, including analysis of requests of the tax authorities, collecting requested documents / information from relevant departments of SSTTBV, preparation of written explanations based on documents / information provided by relevant departments of SSTTBV;
  • Execution of all efforts required to support local tax compliance of SSTTBV in jurisdictions of its presence, i.e. review of draft tax returns provided by third-parties tax consultants and / or relevant personnel of branches including review of tax returns prepared by the third-party consultants and / or personnel of relevant branch (es). Preparation of the tax returns for submission to the tax authorities, if required;
  • Provision of necessary tax support to accounting department of SSTTBV and its branches during preparation and audit of annual financial reports;  
  • Provision of necessary tax support in the course of modification and development of the Accounting System and Internal Control System for all tax related issues;
  • Operating independently and reporting to the Head of the Tax department (inc. status reports and presentation of results works etc.);
  • Performance and completion of other tasks upon requests of the Head of the Tax department.


  • University degree in (Fiscal) Law or (Fiscal) Economics;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience gained in a multinational tax / legal advisory firm + in-house in a multinational company;
  • Profound knowledge of accounting rules (Russian and IFRS) combined with in-depth knowledge of tax accounting;
  • Committed to the work, result driven, but eager to execute with precision;
  • Strong communication skills: consensus oriented but with skills to be determined if the content requires so;
  • Able to work with strict deadlines;
  • Fluent in English and Russian both spoken and written;
  • Available to travel in various locations in Europe as well as Russia and Turkey;
  • Any other project languages either written or spoken will be an asset (esp. Dutch, Bulgarian and Turkish).


If you have any remaining questions regarding this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact Lucy van der Vlist on +31 20 262 47 26.

If you are interested in this job opportunity we kindly ask you to complete the online application and submit your CV and motivation letter in English. Applications without a CV and motivation letter will not be considered.

Please note that Dutch working permit and residence permit is required.

Please be informed that we do not appreciate acquisition calls/emails from third party recruitment agencies.

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Job ID #148
Date posted: 15-11-2017

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