Head of Tax

Requisition ID:  13864

Southbank, AU, 3006

The Role:


The Head of Tax will lead, develop and execute the tax strategy for ENGIE ANZ and all operational aspects to ensure to tax compliance requirements under Australian tax law are met and tax risk is minimized and managed.


This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer and can be worked flexibly from the office and home – hybrid work model.


Reasonable requests for part time work will be considered.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development and implementation of tax strategy, anticipating complex issues, challenges, and opportunities, and ensuring integration with wider corporate strategy


  • Communicate the tax function's strategy and its relationship to the organization's mission, vision and values; clarify the actions needed to implement it; motivate people to commit to these actions


  • Provide authoritative specialist advice to the Australian leadership team to guide the implementation of policy and the design and implementation of projects and change initiatives


  • Provide key tax support and analysis in relation to business development, M&A and business financing opportunities to grow the existing asset base in Australia, including tax structuring, modelling and due diligence.


  • Lead tax compliance for ENGIE ANZ, and provide tax support and advice in relation to all state and federal taxes (income tax, transfer pricing, GST, FBT, payroll tax, land tax, stamp duty)



About You:


To be successful in this role, you will be a tax leader with extensive experience in providing advice and guidance on tax matters and managing tax risk frameworks and tax governance in a complex multinational business environment, preferably within the energy sector.  You have developed solid understanding of tax effect accounting and able to manage both complexity and ambiguity.  You are action-oriented and collaborative in your approach and possess excellent communication skills. 

Relevant tertiary qualifications coupled with CA or CPA status will be essential.



Next Steps:


If you have the relevant experience and interested in the role, apply with a covering letter to address each of the key responsibilities and an up-to-date resume.

Only applicants with unlimited work rights in Australia will be considered.

Please note we consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.


Government and some client directions regarding vaccination against COVID-19 apply to various aspects of ENGIE’s work across Australia. If your application is successful, ENGIE may require you to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 as necessary to comply with any such government and client directions that apply to your work in this position.


ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, carer’s responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, marital status, health, disability or political opinions.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply. Our differences are our strengths!



About ENGIE Australia & New Zealand:


ENGIE Australia & New Zealand, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co Ltd, is accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing innovative, sustainable energy solutions to households, businesses, communities and cities.


Our mission is to accelerate and support the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions.


We have 1,100MW of low-carbon generation capacity and more than 2,000MW of renewable energy under development. Our retail business, Simply Energy, has more than 700,000 customer accounts around Australia.


We’re also delivering sustainability solutions to cities, precincts and universities through our ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions team.


ENGIE’s trading arm, Global Energy Management (GEM) provides long-energy supply agreements, energy trading, risk management and asset management services to business customers across the ENGIE ANZ portfolio.



Our Business Units


Flexible Generation & Retail

  • Simply Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, with more than 700,000 electricity and gas customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
  • 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity located in South Australia
  • The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is a dedicated business stream leading the safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, which ceased operation in 2017.



  • Development, operation and maintenance of large-scale assets – predominantly in wind, solar and industrial-scale battery storage - as well as integrating hydrogen as an alternative energy source.


Energy Solutions

  • ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions builds long-term partnerships that deliver net zero outcomes for communities.
  • By integrating infrastructure, technology and services, we design, build and operate environmentally-friendly solutions, such as Green Mobility and energy storage, that support and accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.


Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS)

  • GEMS has 20 years’ presence in energy markets worldwide and offers services including risk management solutions, market access, asset management and optimisation, gas off-take, investment services, physical supply and logistics management, economic research, market analysis and M&A facilitation for energy producers. 
  • GEMS tailors solutions, such as PPAs, to the specific needs of corporate clients, with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralisation, matching our clients’ growing needs to lower their carbon footprint and source greener energy with those of renewable asset owners.
Business Unit:  T&G
Division:  T&G AMEA - Australia
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Senior (experience >15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree