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Job Title: Tax Manager

Reporting To: Finance Manager 

Location:  Norway

Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore integrated drilling companies. Using world leading technology, we operate in 15 countries across 5 continents, employing some 4,000 people representing 65 nationalities.
Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s ambitious and we all play our part in achieving this.

We recognise that our people are key to helping us to achieve our vision so we have fostered a culture that encourages, supports and celebrates diversity of all kinds. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.

Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety records and service delivery. In return we will provide support and development opportunities that help you unlock your full potential.


This position reports to the Finance Manager and is expected to maintain a strong relationship with the Corporate Tax team, Shared Service Centre and other support functions, as well as other non-financial corporate teams and the regional businesses. Regular interaction with our external auditors and tax advisors will also be expected as part of this role.

The Tax and Accounting Manager is responsible for all local corporate- and value added tax filings and statutory accounts as well as compliance with local tax regulations, for all Harsh Environment area entities in conjunction with teams in the UK. Assisting the Corporate Tax team to prepare, review, and analyze the regional tax provision on a quarterly and annual basis. Additionally, the Tax and Accounting Manager is responsible for local tax filings, compliance with local tax regulations and local reporting requirements, including preparation- and filing of Statutory accounts. Tax and Accounting Manager will also be responsible for engagement of external advisors and professional third parties and coordinate required work arising from local authorities’ requests.
The Tax and Accounting Manager shall ensure issues which present a potential tax impact are raised and resolved in a timely manner and in accordance with Seadrill policies and procedures.


Main Job Responsibilities

  •  Assist with quarterly, and annual tax provision in accordance with US GAAP
  • Review of financial results to ensure direct- and indirect taxes are timely and accurately accounted for.
  • Preparation and filing of Norwegian Tax Returns
  • Responsible for preparation and filing of Statutory accounts and other regional filing requirements, including monthly statistics reporting
  • Point of contact for external auditors and tax advisors
  • Take lead on audits of Taxes and/or VAT
  • Respond to tax requests and inquiries from authorities
  • Ensure compliance with transfer pricing requirements
  • Facilitate and review transfer pricing documentation
  • Prepare intra-group bareboat and crew agreements
  • Understand the tax impact of USD as functional currency
  • Responsible for determination of strategy and execution of implementation of SAF-T in Norway for relevant filing entities, in conjunction with internal and external advisers
  • Coordinate required reviews and provide support required by management and shared service centre to explain the tax calculations and identify corrective actions, where required
  • Prepare documentation for Board meetings and maintain record of Minutes of Meetings
  • Act as secretary in Board meetings for Seadrill Norway Crew AS
  • Ensure corporate information registered with the Norwegian authorities is updated
  • Ad-hoc reports and analysis as required
  • Operate within Seadrill’s Key principles for business conduct
  • Level of authority, ref. DIR-00-0097
  • This position is independent and the provisions in the Norwegian Working Environment Act, chapter 10, concerning working hours shall not apply

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


  •  Experience with international tax frameworks, transfer pricing, statutory accounts and tax accounting with ability to understand impact on accounting
  • Experience with preparation of Norwegian Tax Returns
  • Understanding of local filing requirements
  • Self-motivated, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English communication
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly in Excel
  • Effective at building and maintaining relationships
  • Able to perform in an environment of change, that emphasizes teamwork

Minimum Requirements

  •  Bachelor/ Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with Accounting Certification and/or Professional Tax
  • 3-5 years of experience with direct- and indirect taxes, e.g. audit experience in public practice firm

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.
Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.