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Customs & Excise Tax Advisor

Customs & Excise Tax Advisor

  • Location Netherlands - Europoort-Rotterdam
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category Tax Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ072665
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary



Job Family Group:

Tax Group

Job Summary:

The role holder will provide advice on Customs & excise implications on the importation, exportation, processing, and cross-border movement of energy products into/out of Netherlands. The C&E advisor will be part of our Global C&E team working closely with subject-matter experts across the world, as we continue to deliver energy solutions to the world. The role requires strong inter-personal skills to communicate effectively with businesses, often on short notice, so that complex tax issues can be translated into commercial terms understood by non-tax professionals.

Job Description:

bp is reimagining energy for people and our planet.

We provide heat, light and mobility to customers worldwide. We’re fundamentally transforming what we do so we can reach net zero by 2050 or sooner. We also have a strong mission to help the whole world reach net zero too – working across our industry to improve people’s lives.

It’s crucial to us that the differences we see in the world around us are reflected in our workplace. Who you are is what counts, not where you’re from or how you live your life. A culture that values everyone benefits all of us. That’s why, to help our people thrive, we nurture a truly diverse and inclusive environment.

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Customs & Excise Tax Advisor

In this role You will:

· Provide advice on Customs & Excise (C&E) matters and help optimize bp Tax position using special trade programs.

· Support the local C&E Manager in managing day to day C&E matters.

· Monitor legislation changes, international trade developments and support amending/updating business/finance processes when needed (including IT/Systems).

· Contribute to the identification, design, and implementation of prioritized C&E planning opportunities for the business / function.

· Support tax audits and where appropriate represent bp at negotiations with the fiscal and regulatory authorities.

· Support bp Tax Indirect Tax Control Framework (ITCF) and coordinate the effective control of C&E processes performed within Finance and business, including auditing of C&E tax filings;

· Support the operation of effective risk management tools and processes.

· Secure, protect & maintain C&E licenses needed for the operation of the business.

· Maintain key relationships with collaborators, in particular the Dutch Tax Authorities, the Business Service Centre (GBS) and the Rotterdam Refinery.

· Participate in knowledge sharing and create awareness on Excise and Customs within the wider C&E team.

What You will need to be successful:

· Fiscal educational background or experience.

· 3-5 years of experience in managing European C&E matters gained within a tax advisory firm, multinational company or as an excise or customs specialist within the Tax authorities.

· Fluency in Dutch and English languages.

· Interest in implementing new IT solutions for tax & global trade management.

· Great interpersonal skills, to be able to communicate with the senior level of the business and/or local tax authorities.

· Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

· Team mentality, problem solving skills, adaptative to change.

· A thorough knowledge of Dutch & European C&E law, practices and procedures and how does it affect business activity.

At bp, we provide the following environment and benefits to you:

· A company culture where we respect our diverse and unified teams, where we are proud of our achievements and where fun and the attitude of giving back to our environment are highly valued

· Possibility to join our social communities and networks

· Learning opportunities and other development opportunities to craft your career path

· Life and health insurance, medical care package

· And many other benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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