Global Tax Manager

9. september 2022
5. oktober 2022
Jon Terje Bjoernvold

Join our global team for a career filled with opportunities to solve challenges both small and large, local and global, simple and complex.

Wilhelmsen is looking for a Global Tax Manager to join our Ships Service division.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service sells maintenance products and service to globally trading vessels in 70+ countries, through 50+ legal entities in all corners of the world. The end-users of our products (the vessels) move from one part of the world to another within the span of weeks and expect to get a fully integrated and seamless customer experience wherever they are. This a fundamental aspect of our business, and it requires WSS to operate a truly global (not just multi-national) business model, in which products and tasks are distributed throughout our global marine supply system.

A key success factor with this business model is our ability to manage tax and transfer pricing issues competently and proactively, there is no shortage of challenges. If you have a true interest in international transfer pricing, we make the claim that there are few companies with a head-office in Norway where you will get a broader exposure, and possibility to make a significant difference and take real decisions on a field, which is a vital component of our company’s competitive advantage.

What you’ll be doing:

As a key member of Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) finance department, the Global Tax Manager will work closely with the VP Finance and other finance team members at both the global and local level. We are currently also recruiting an Indirect Tax Manager, who you will be working closely with in this role. The function’s main goal is to be an efficient support to the business goals of WSS and specific responsibilities include securing WSS - group tax compliance, group tax planning strategies and Transfer Pricing.

 You will be responsible for:

  • Overall tax compliance

  • Strategic tax planning, included utilization of Double Tax Agreements

  • Development/maintenance of transfer pricing models and corresponding global transfer pricing agreement

  • Address withholding tax issues in the different countries that WSS operates

  • Implementation and maintenance of tax efficient legal structure

  • Advice and support the finance teams of WSS subsidiaries on tax audits and tax claims handling

  • Assist and advice with regards to development and maintenance of tax reporting procedure

  • Support on tax planning in cases regarding mergers and acquisitions on an ad-hoc basis, in cooperation with external advisors and/or other Wilhelmsen group tax resources

  • Assist in coordination of global tax advice services

  • Liaise with Wilhelmsen group corporate tax resources and other internal stakeholders

  • Ad hoc analysis / tasks

Required experience and skills:

  • Master’s degree in law / business

  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience

  • Good knowledge of international tax, especially transfer pricing

  • Good command of written and spoken English language

  • Good knowledge of OECD guidelines

  • Analytical and capable of transferring theoretical knowledge into practice

  • Ability to work on own initiative and in a team

  • Structured and accurate

Additional preferences:

  • Strong interpersonal understanding with an awareness of different cultures within the customer base, team and organization

  • Ability to meet deadlines through good time management and allocation of priorities

  • Understanding of the underlying business, and be willing to make decisions, not only recommendation

What we offer:

We can offer a culture and work environment of strong leadership, career development, work-life balance and a job that is both challenging and stimulating. Our organization thrives by using modern tools and is eager to utilize the business opportunities that comes with new digital tools and skills. Beyond this, we have benefits that include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile phone  

  • Highly competitive pension plan 

  • Company cabins 

  • Social events year round (e.g., wine tastings, cooking classes, yoga, dance, and rock-climbing lessons etc.) 

  • Sports club membership that includes sporting and cultural activities (e.g., group training in our gymnasium, sailing, theatre, and concert tickets etc.)  

Sounds interesting?

If you can see yourself in this role, please let us know why you are our new Global Tax manager. You can apply online today through our career portal by creating a ‘Candidate Home’ account. Here you can upload your resume and a motivational letter.

Work Location:

The role will have a base at Lysaker, Norway, but flexible working arrangements will be available, and some travel is to be expected. For the ideal candidate alternative locations to Lysaker, Norway could be considered.

Application deadline: 05.10.2022

Contact details: Jon Terje Bjoernvold – Vice President Finance WSS – 

Please refer to in your application.