LyondellBasell - Rotterdam - Senior Tax Analyst

Senior Tax Analyst 

The Tax Counsel team at LyondellBasell is a collection of over 14 individuals located in different countries working diligently to comply with our Company’s tax policy requirements and to enhance shareholder value. This Team is responsible for the Global tax restructurings, M&A and internal tax advisory to businesses from a Corporate Income Tax perspective. In order to achieve our goals we work closely together with the business and other corporate functions such as Treasury, Legal, Accounting and HR.

We are looking for a Senior Tax Analyst located in our Rotterdam office. This position is part of the Global Tax Planning team and reports to the Tax Counsel also located in Rotterdam. In the Rotterdam office you will be part of a Team of 3 Tax Specialists. The purpose of this role is to work in a small team of Tax professionals who are responsible for Corporate Income Tax matters for The Netherlands and a few other European jurisdictions. This specifically encompasses managing (tax) projects together with other stakeholders within the company and managing relationship with local tax authorities and tax advisors.

In the future there may be opportunities to move into other Tax Department functions or opportunities elsewhere in the Company. In any event you will have options for continuous growth and professional development.

You must be ethically minded at all times with a desire to serve others in a safe and professional manner. The culture we have developed in the LyondellBasell Tax Department is one of trust, respect, continuous learning, with a commitment to process improvement; all working toward a personal and professional balance.

If you think you might be interested in working for an organization that cares about its employees, then take a closer look at us.

Job specification:

The ideal candidate will be a qualified tax professional who has previously gained experience in and knowledge of a similarly structured global organization (e.g. BIG 4 and/ or Industry). Working within a team in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the role is a part of a much larger global department and the candidate will be required to interact and liaise with colleagues around the world.

The candidate will be comfortable working on their own initiative to achieve objectives and deadlines relevant to the role requirements and business needs in a timely and accurate manner.


1)Be part of multi-disciplinary project teams assisting in (tax) restructuring.

2)Assist and monitor compliance with respect to withholding taxes on dividend, interest and royalties

3)Assist and advise Treasury department with respect to derivatives and other financial transactions

4)Assist and advise Business with respect to potential new investments and divestments

5)Monitor tax law changes and new case law and assist in evaluating impact for the company

6)Implement new tax requirements and policies based on enacted tax laws and/or internal controls.

7)Takes the initiative in identifying tax and accounting issues and recommending solutions/opportunities for improvement

8)Review of corporate income tax returns and other tax forms prepared by external advisors or internal reporting group before filing.

9)Work with Tax Reporting group to give input for Quarterly and Year-end close. Especially with respect to Tax developments, such as substantially enacted tax law changes, Tax Audits, Tax litigation, Mutual Agreement Procedures and other developments that could have an impact on the Tax disclosures as reflected in the Accounts.

10)Participate in setting up and preparing internal training for tax department

11)Support and participate in projects to improve the tax reporting and compliance processes. Projects could relate to the integration of workflow tools (SharePoint), accounting software (SAP), reporting software (HFM) and tax provision software (OneSource Tax Provision)

12)Contribute to the tax awareness/ appreciation within the LYB Group and service oriented towards the Group’s Organizations like Treasury, Finance, Legal, Business.


Work Experience:

  • 1.Typically 5 to 8 years’ work experience ideally within in a large corporate tax environment and/or big 4 accounting firm.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • 1.Tax Degree (Bachelor or Master) required

Critical Competencies & Behaviors

  • 1.Strategic Agility

Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented;

  • 2..Process Management

Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

  • 3.Business Acumen

Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization;

  • 4.Problem Solving

Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

  • 5.Political Savvy

Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly; views corporate politics as a necessary part of organizational life and works to adjust to that reality; is a maze-bright person.


  • 1.Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • 2.Ability to work well with others and under minimal supervision
  • 3.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment which requires prioritization and ability to multi-task
  • 4.Highly self-motivated; takes initiative; identifies and addresses issues; works efficiently with attention to detail
  • 5.Strong Excel skills
  • 6.Good understanding of US GAAP and IFRS and the impact on taxation thereof.
  • 7.Excellent knowledge of international income tax principles and the interaction thereof with transfer pricing and tax accounting principles.
  • 8.Must be able to perform tax technical research and write tax technical memorandums, which can be understood by non-tax professionals

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please contact Jeroen Perebooms: +31641251254 or

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