CGGVeritas: Corporate Tax Accountant – Houston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Equipment Division (Sercel) is recruiting a Corporate Tax Accountant. This position reports to the Financial Controller and oversees the Company’s tax reporting and accounting activities.

The Corporate Tax Accountant will assists in the preparation of Federal, State, and Local tax returns, calculate monthly book to tax provision identifying and valuing temporary and permanent tax differences, assists in calculation of tax credits, deductions and tax studies, including research tax credit, foreign tax credit, foreign withholding tax, domestic production activities deduction and transfer pricing study. Other duties include the preparation of reconciliations, journal entries and other analyses to support various tax accruals. Must have the ability to research and advise on all tax areas and coordinate reporting of financial data to US Governmental Agencies.

As a global leader for over 40 years, Sercel is positioned to satisfy the world’s need for seismic acquisition equipment. Wherever the location or whatever the field conditions may be – whether at sea, in open country, the mountains, the jungle or the desert- our engineers and technicians apply the skills and expertise acquired from their work in the field and Sercel’s commitment to R&D to constantly push the limits of seismic acquisition.

  • A thorough understanding of US corporate tax regulations and general accepted accounting principles.
  • Experience with integrated accounting software, personal computer spreadsheet, database, and work processing applications. SAP experience is a plus.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to act as a liaison between finance and other departments with parent company tax preparer.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of public accounting and/or industry accounting experience including income tax accounting and compliance.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or higher; CPA desired
Work Authorizations/Security Clearance: Employee must be eligible to receive deemed exports as defined by U.S. Export Administration (“EAR”) or EAR-controlled technology.

Employees’ nationality, citizenship and/or residency status is sought solely for export control compliance purposes, and will not be used to unfairly discriminate in the hiring process.

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