Bechtel Corporation Expatriate Tax Analyst Job in Brisbane, Australia

Requisition ID: 190920

Bechtel is one of the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management companies with more than a century of experience. Bechtel’s diverse business portfolio encompasses energy, transportation, communications, mining, oil and gas, and government services. Bechtel has completed more than 22,000 projects in nearly 50 nations and has worked on some of the most complex projects in history. Some of Bechtel’s signature projects include Hoover Dam (U.S.), Channel Tunnel (France), Al Jubail Industrial City (Saudi Arabia), Hong Kong International Airport, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), and more.

Role Overview

As a member of Bechtel’s global international tax team you will work on a myriad of tax, human resource (HR) and payroll tax matters related to global mobility such as tax policy administration, basic tax research and documentation, preparation of tax equalisation cost estimates, coordination of vendor tax compliance services, cross-functional interface and other related support services for Bechtel’s Asia Pacific (APAC) tax group. The position includes the opportunity to learn new skills, broaden tax technical knowledge and receive training in a wide range of tax, payroll and global mobility issues encountered only in relation to a large expatriate workforce.

The successful candidate is self- motivated, works with minimum supervision, customer focussed, highly organized and able to work independently in a team environment while under strict time and geographical constraints

The position reports to and will work under the direction of the APAC Expatriate Tax Advisor, located in the US.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Duties include and not limited to:

  • Prepare employee tax cost estimates for international projects using licensed tax cost estimate software

  • Monitor international business travelers to the APAC region

  • Coordinate tax services, payroll reporting and appropriate notifications for international business travelers as required

  • Interface with international assignees and business/project personnel located in the APAC offices and project sites and report relevant information back to the global expatriate tax team

  • Compile summaries of country tax rules related to expatriate employees

  • Assist with the coordination of income tax compliance services provided by external tax service providers to expatriate employees located in the APAC region, including:

  • Review and update annual assignee tax return authorisation lists

  • Review and approve invoices, and maintain invoice tracking spreadsheet

  • Prepare and review status reports (e.g., income tax returns, service provider tax briefings, etc), and communicate with employees and HR where action is required

  • Develop and monitor tax calendars for applicable countries to ensure external tax providers are preparing tax returns as required

  • Process tax payments to and from tax authorities in APAC region, and advise international assignees and Payroll of amounts due and paid as required

  • Manage expatriate tax email box and answer basic enquiries from assignees and other Bechtel personnel

  • Oversee certificate of coverage process for bi-lateral social security agreements for APAC region

  • Maintain expatriate databases, and monitor and action statistical reports on expatriate population from databases as required

  • Maintain both internal and external expatriate tax webpages (“SharePoint Sites”)

  • Assist the expatriate tax team with special projects as they arise


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities; works proactively on process improvement

  • Demonstrated administration and organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality

  • Knowledge of tax rules pertaining to expatriates would be advantageous

  • Prior experience working in expatriate tax program administration with public accounting firms or industry would be advantageous (Engineering & Construction industry experience a plus)

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.