Head of Tax - Aberdeen

Ref: 194 Date Posted: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Vero Recruitment has been appointed as the exclusive recruitment partner of leading integrated energy company EnQuest to recruit the position of Head of Tax, based in either Aberdeen or London. Position is becoming available due to retirement. This represents a unique opportunity for a career driven, high calibre tax professional to manage this critical role in an organisation with a clear energy transition focus.


Our client:

EnQuest is an integrated energy company. They focus on mature late-life assets, responsibly optimising production to provide energy security. Where they can, EnQuest repurpose infrastructure to deliver renewable energy and decarbonisation projects before executing world-class decommissioning. EnQuest’s portfolio is currently focused on maturing and underdeveloped assets in the UK and Malaysia, which offer organic growth opportunities.

Fundamental to EnQuest’s success to date is their greatest asset – their people. Their talent, expertise, knowledge, experience and commitment have delivered remarkable results and they continue to look for the same attributes in prospective new employees as they pursue plans for further development in the UKCS and internationally.



The Head of Tax will report to the Director Commercial Finance and Strategic Planning and be part of the Finance Leadership Team. The role will have primary responsibility for the implementation of tax strategy and compliance across the EnQuest Group. Managing a team of high performing tax professionals, this represents a unique opportunity for a high calibre tax professional to manage this critical role.

A detailed job description with a full list of duties is available upon request.


Candidate profile:

The successful candidate will have a strong background in tax compliance and efficient structuring of investment and asset/corporate transactions.

Suits an experienced senior tax professional with extensive in-house tax experience, and/or Senior Manager and Director level tax professionals in professional services, open to considering a progressive move to industry.

Extensive UK upstream oil and gas experience is essential.

To be considered, the successful candidate will be looking to deploy their expertise in a dynamic fast paced environment, with colleagues that are focused on value creation and operational growth.


What is on offer:

Highly attractive salary and benefits package which includes hybrid working and flexibility.

First class opportunity to work in a stimulating environment with high levels of visibility and autonomy.


To request a detailed job description or to discuss suitability, please contact Andrew Ferguson at Vero Recruitment – andrew@verorecruitment.com.