Job Description

Why Valvoline Global Operations?

Valvoline Global is a worldwide leader in automotive and industrial solutions, creating future-ready products and best-in-class services for partners around the globe. Established in 1866, we introduced the world’s first branded motor oil, claiming our position as The Original Motor Oil. 


As an affiliate of Aramco, one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemicals companies, we continue to invest strategically and expand globally, driving unparalleled product innovation and sustainable business solutions.


Our corporate values of care, integrity, passion, and excellence shape everything we do. Living out our values is what makes our company, our employees, our partners, our customers, and the communities we serve great. 


When you join Valvoline Global, you join a culture that is committed to treating all people with care, operating with integrity, striving for excellence in everything we do, and showing passion about delivering on our commitments.


*Valvoline Global Operations Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY. We prefer local candidates willing to work an in-office work schedule (3 days per week)


Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Senior Tax Accountant. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Senior Tax Accountant role requires significant experience with corporate income tax compliance processes and practices; significant corporate tax subject matter expertise (federal, state, local, transaction); some experience with ERP and tax software platforms as well as experience with income tax accounting.  This position is an experienced tax compliance professional with tax accounting experience and the expectation is that the incumbent will be able to prepare and file tax returns and perform income tax accounting computations using available platforms with minimal supervision. The role will also support Director of Tax in representing Valvoline Global Operations in all tax controversy matters, including management reporting of audit implications. 


In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Leads and/or supports representation of Valvoline Global Operations in various tax controversy matters (income and transaction taxes) including management reporting of global audit implications to VGO. Supports tax controversy / tax audit defense / tax authority inquiries. Completes tax financial reporting packages in fulfillment of Aramco reporting requirements under IFRS and VGO reporting requirements under US GAAP.
  • Supports Director - Tax in other projects as needed.  Examples - tax planning opportunities, implications of tax law changes, provision process support. 
  • Teaming with global colleagues to ensure productivity, workflow management, and review.
  • Prepares, reviews, and processes federal, state and local income tax returns and tax provisions, including supporting workpapers, analysis, internal controls, retention policies.
  • Prepares, reviews, and processes federal, state and local income estimated payment calculations and returns.
  • Tax incentives and tax credits monetization (including R&D credits, WOTC credits, and other similar credits) partnering with internal and external teams. Misc. tax planning and modeling. Includes S4 implementation.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and education ("ECEE")

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in income and/or transaction taxes

  • Must possess core level of accounting theory and be able to understand financial data with strong computer skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Experience with tax software

  • Experience with ERP systems (i.e. SAP, JD Edwards, etc.)

  •  Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • Big 4 experience 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)  
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.


Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.


The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.  Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process.  The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.



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