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Job Title: UK Tax Manager
Reporting To:  Head of International Tax
Location:  Liverpool       


Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore Deepwater drilling companies. Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.

Diversity and inclusion are more than words for us. Everyone is welcome—as an inclusive workplace, our people are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.


The UK Tax Manager will be responsible for direct and indirect UK tax issues as well as managing direct tax issues for certain European jurisdictions.


  •  Prepare and submit annual corporation tax returns for UK group entities
  • Calculate quarterly instalment payments for UK group entities
  • Prepare and submit quarterly UK VAT group returns
  • Liaise with Group Tax Reporting Manager to prepare quarterly tax accounting calculations for UK entities as required for external consolidated financial reporting purposes
  • Prepare tax accounting calculations and disclosures for annual UK statutory accounts
  • Work with external advisers to prepare UK RDEC claims
  • Manage UK transfer pricing matters, including monitoring UK group cash pool header, meeting UK local file requirements etc
  • Oversee annual UK Senior Accounting Officer process
  • Oversee maintenance of UK Corporate Criminal Offence reasonable procedures
  • Be the key day to day contact with HMRC’s CCM 
  • Lead input on other UK tax compliance requirements, including annual group tax strategy disclosure, preparing Diverted Profit Tax notifications etc
  • Consideration of impact of international tax rules related to UK entities as and when required, including CFC implications, anti-hybrid rules etc.
  • Assist in providing UK tax support on group-wide initiatives and projects, including M&A and integration projects, general corporate structuring and OECD BEPS Pillar 2 implementation
  • Supervise and review submission of direct tax returns prepared by external advisors, prepare quarterly tax accounting calculations, and assist in providing tax support on general corporate structuring and rationalising legal entities for group entities in certain European jurisdictions, including Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria etc.

Our goal is to ensure that ‘nobody gets hurt’ whilst performing their job. Everyone at Seadrill has a part to play in meeting our safety commitment.

Through strong leadership and personal responsibility from all employees, we take a systematic approach to identifying, managing and preventing the hazards involved in our day to day operations. Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our workforce and the communities in which we operate and behaving responsibly towards our shared environment. We are vigilant, disciplined and always looking out for one another. We have developed and embedded a strong safety culture onshore and offshore, fostered by all employees, who each have a personal responsibility and the authority to put an immediate stop to the job if they believe it to be unsafe. Everyone at Seadrill is accountable for helping to build this culture of care.

In Seadrill, setting the standard is not just about what we deliver, but how we deliver it.

We co-created our Behavioural Framework with our employees, where we identified four key competencies that define our culture and help us to live our values. Our behaviours are embedded in the way we work and support and guide us day to day:

  • Drive & Ownership
  • Change & Forward Thinking
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Service Delivery


  •  Minimum of 5 years relevant UK tax experience
  • Solid overview of international tax issues for UK companies, including Transfer Pricing.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Ability to analyse complex issues and provide proactive solutions.
  • Strong internal and external stakeholder management at all levels.
  • Pro-active “can do” person who is naturally inquisitive and is recognised as the go-to person by colleagues on tax matters
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to adapt to ambiguity and changes.
  • Comfortable working with a lean internal team and hands on approach.
  • Able to balance multiple priorities.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel


  • Experience in an in-house tax role, preferably with some international exposure
  • Understanding of tax reporting

Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline preferred
  • Recognised accountancy or tax qualification

We value our people and want to retain them. So, we offer a competitive package built around an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.
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