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Tax Counsel/Tax Consultant

$0 - 0/ year
Posted Feb 19
Full Time
On Site
Houston, Texas

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary


The Tax Counsel or Tax Consultant (the “Tax Advisor”) will have responsibility for tax research and planning projects on U.S. outbound international tax issues and U.S. federal domestic tax issues. The Tax Advisor will have significant interface with tax management, tax compliance groups, and other tax planners.

Job Description

Your Responsibilities may include:

  • Tax research on U.S. outbound international tax issues and U.S. federal domestic tax issues
  • Provide support to U.S. international tax compliance group, including researching reporting requirements and review
  • Tax research and planning for restructurings and other cross border and corporate matters
  • Develop strong working relationships with other tax planners; provide tax technical support as needed

Estimated Breakdown of the position responsibilities:

  • 70% U.S. Outbound International Taxes
  • 30% U.S. Federal Domestic Taxes

Accomplishments expected to be achieved within the first year:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of U.S. tax attributes of ConocoPhillips
  • Become established in partnering with other planners and tax compliance groups to provide tax technical support
  • Develop trust by Tax Management to use proper judgment to provide updates and raise issues


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Master's degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Taxation or Accounting with focus on Taxation, related, and/or Juris Doctorate
  • 7+ years of combined U.S. outbound international and U.S. federal domestic tax experience
  • 5+ years of applicable tax experience in Fortune 500 multi-national, national accounting or law firm


  • Master of Laws in Taxation, Certified Public Accountant, or foreign equivalent
  • Strong college and law school record
  • Accounting background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to prepare high quality well written tax memos; ability to communicate optimally with senior management team
  • Excellent tax research and tax analytical skills
  • Strong ethical standards and business judgment
  • Strong desire to develop and advance within the Tax Department
  • Team player able to work independently, exercise initiative, interface at high levels and communicate optimally
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on dedications by holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

Apply Before: February 19, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.