Specialist Tax Risk Management

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted: 8-Aug-2018

Ref#: 4400

From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colourful smartphone cases, we manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centres. Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefin, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets

The Tax Risk management (TRM) is part of Global Tax Planning and Risk Management (TPRM) department, which has accountability on the tax risk management and tax control in the SABIC group This specialist role reports to the TPRM team lead, and works with other TRM colleagues, in delivering best in class tax risk management and control global tax operations, and closely work with the other two department, i.e. zakat & tax (Z&T) and Global Enterprise Model (GEM) department, and together lead to an effective management of Global Tax Function.

Specialist, Tax Risk Management
Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • To ensure SABIC's Z&T risks management strategy are well implemented and the risk management tactics are well developed
  • To ensure the risks in daily operations and in the whole value chain are identified, properly reported and well managed/mitigated to protect SABIC's financially and from reputation perspective
  • To develop the Global Zakat & Tax Risk Control Framework, including the risk Management Policy, Governance Model, Control Requirement, Standard Processes, Manual and Risk Analysis Tools etc. to ensure that SABIC manages tax risk globally in a consistent approach
  • To develop & maintain a global tax control framework to manage tax risks in the Global Enterprise Model (GEM)
  • To monito, document & manage Zakat and Tax risk in all jurisdictions of SABIC operations and monitoring and tracking SABIC’s global tax compliance requirement.
  • To inform and consult with SABIC's ERM and Internal Audit teams about reporting tax risks to ensure correct representation in SABIC’s risk profile for SABIC
  • To support and give guidance to regional tax teams and finance team to manage tax risks
  • To deliver reporting on operations, strategy and tools, covering compliance, risk management, optimization and GEM/TP


  • Bachelor's degree: a relevant subject such Law, Economics, Accounting, Finance preferred
  • Masters or equivalent degree in a relevant subject preferred
  • Professional qualification such as Tax Practitioner's Certificate, CPA, Law or ACCA 
  • Regular attendance at advanced courses in tax, tax accounting and risk management
  • 8+ years in international tax - KSA Zakat experience an advantage, with relevant tax risk management experiences no less than 6 years
  • Extensive experience in the tax function of large multinationals and/or Big 4
  • nternational global tax experience with detailed working knowledge of at least one tax jurisdiction and general practical understanding of international tax law and guidelines regarding zakat and all taxes to which a large multinational would typically be liable, including corporate taxation, indirect taxes, withholding taxes, payroll taxes, customs, import duties and environmental taxes, etc.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; multiple language ability an advantage.
  • Expert knowledge of global/regional/country tax risk management 
  • Good knowledge of business processes
  • Knowledgeable with policies, procedures and best practices in the area of accounting
  • Solid understanding of accounting systems
  • Ability to understand and support organizational climate/culture 
  • Change management skills 


At SABIC, we create the conditions for our talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment you need. As a SABIC employee, you will benefit from career opportunities that are accompanied by an attractive package and benefits. You will have access to comprehensive training and development programs which are among the best in the Petrochemical industry. Furthermore, you will be offered opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependent of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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