Manager, Tax Planning and Projects (33167) Calgary, Canada

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry. Turn to Weatherford for attentive service and Tactical Technology™ designed to maximize the value of your oil and gas assets. The change will do you goodSM

Weatherford Canada is looking for a Manager, Tax Planning and Projects

Reporting to the Director, Tax


  •     Tax planning projects as assigned – most involving complex international tax matters (both inbound and outbound)
  •     Oversee indirect tax function in all provinces (GST, QST, PST) and supervision of staff
  •     Develop new ideas to lower the company’s effective tax rate
  •     Manage withholding tax issues around the globe
  •     Assist Tax Reporting Manager where needed in review of various tax reporting requirements
  •     Review of large income tax filings
  •     Responsible for both income tax and commodity tax audits
  •     Collaborate with international tax staff around the world on global tax planning projects
  •     Liaise with the leaders of Weatherford Canada’s various product lines to identify opportunities and assist in acquisition/disposition transactions.
  •     Represent Weatherford in Industry and Professional Organizations
  •     Work with headquarters transfer pricing department to ensure that Weatherford Canada is complying with the international transfer pricing rules
  •     Assist in identification of (and the filing of) the company’s SR&ED claims
  •     Manage professional advisors
  •     Staying abreast of current legislative developments and trends in the jurisprudence
  •     Assist with the leadership and mentoring of the tax department


  •     10+ years of experience in corporate tax matters within a large corporate environment or public practice.
  •     Significant exposure to both inbound and outbound international tax issues.  The company is part of the international Weatherford group with significant foreign affiliates around the world.
  •     Effective team player on Tax and Cross-Functional teams
  •     Solid knowledge of Excise Tax Act
  •     Strong prioritization skills.
  •     Professional accounting or legal designation
  •      Completion of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course
  •     Proficiency in excel, word, powerpoint and sharepoint.
  •     Experience in using JD Edwards accounting system would be an asset
  •     Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  •     Excellent problem solving, research and planning strategy experience
  •     Knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry is preferred

Weatherford offers a competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including 3 weeks vacation to start, RRSP matching, a health spending account and opportunities for on-going training and career development.