Indirect Tax Europe Team Lead

Posted 14 Nov 2019

Dolnoslaskie - all, Dolnoslaskie - Poland

Req Id 200277


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Your Role

As a VAT Team Lead in our Service Center  you are responsible for managing  and guiding employees of the  VAT Tax Compliance team WRO. You ensure delivery of overall transactional Tax Compliance, Advisory services in accordance with defined Service Level-Agreements and the adherence of local VAT articles. In your role you will be responsible for the indirect tax compliance activity in the countries across the European Union. The role will provide enhanced opportunities to ensure that indirect tax return filings are up to date, improve the overall consistency and control the related indirect tax compliance processes and risks, and mitigate any potential indirect tax difficulties or failures.  You will also be responsible for ensuring information and documentation is appropriately available when indirect tax audits arise and leading the defense of such audits. You will manage and supervise indirect tax compliance including but not limited to Supervision of ITX Reporting (VAT Returns, ESC-Lists, Intrastat and other ITX- Reporting Obligations),providing advice on VAT reporting and invoicing requirements, monitoring VAT rates and other legal changes etc. and communicate those efficiently to concerned parties, monitoring and address local risks related to indirect taxes. You will be responsible for supervising of external Advisory Support and local Tax Audits. You will Lead and / or support of ERP related projects with significant influence on tax reporting quality (e.g. quality of data source or review or implementation of TAX determination functions in SD or One Source)


Who you are:

  • Preferably academic degree in Business Administration or related fields
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in the field of finance and taxation in an international environment
  • Professional tax qualification
  • Knowledge of tax compliance, as well as Intrastat & ECS List reporting
  • ERP (SAP R3 and S4 HANA) analyst experience in reviewing individual transactions and reports. Ability to determine the suitability of existing systems and their configuration for the needs of the ITX return processes
  • Experience with ERP (SAP) Tax determination process and / or with other Tax Engines
  • Experience working in a Shared Service organization, preferably with indirect tax means experience with definition and implementation of Standards regarding the way of work and of the communication with the customer = “Template-Development-experience”.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • A strong team player and a good understanding of governance and processes.
  • Ability to develop a team in its structure with a strong focus on long term training and education of the team members
  • Proven leadership capabilities, previoous experience in managing a team



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