The Global Tax Department manages all tax affairs of the company and its subsidiaries located in the US and Europe. It is a global department with staff located in various states in the US, Belgium and the Netherlands. The Global Tax Department sets the tax strategy and at the same time focuses on compliance for direct and indirect taxes. This requires the department to monitor all tax developments, which is done with passion and diligence.
The Direct Tax Team Europe, based in Zaandam and Zellik, is responsible for all large portfolio of transactional taxes ranging from VAT to customs & excise duties to real estate transfer taxes, packaging taxes, bebat etc. It is an exciting portfolio with many challenges, which is managed by a team of highly qualified and experienced indirect tax professionals of in total 7 FTE’s.
The Manager Indirect Tax reports to the Director Indirect Tax Europe. You will primarily advise and support the business in the Netherlands (Albert Heijn, Etos, Gall & Gall) as well as the holding companies on complex Value Added Tax (VAT) and Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) matters. You will initiate projects to ensure that VAT rule changes are implemented, while mitigating negative effects and capturing available tax benefits.
You will take care of VAT risk management, improving and automating the VAT processes and documentation (VAT control framework), reviewing the VAT compliance and assisting the NL business. You will liaise with various internal and external stakeholders on a wide variety of cross-functional projects.
The responsibilities and tasks will include:
provide complex VAT advise to senior operating company management (mainly Albert Heijn, Gall & Gall and Etos) and the holding company on all business projects and strategic initiatives;
ensure that VAT rule changes impacting the profit & loss accounts of said operating companies and the holding company are implemented;
manage and advise on VAT and real estate transfer tax matters of the Dutch real estate portfolio;
advise on and executing a strategy for transitioning existing indirect tax processes to new ERP systems. Ensuring the integrity of IT systems for VAT purposes;
implement new IT solutions to increase level of control of the finance process , to automate VAT compliance processes and to unlock data more easily;
implement a solid VAT Control Framework;
increase effectiveness and efficiency, whilst ensuring that no errors are made in the (outsourced) VAT compliance processes;
Keep abreast on legislative developments and it’s impact on the business. Training financial controllers and finance managers, direct tax and other tax specialists on VAT rules;
pro-actively advise the company on how to mitigate indirect tax risks;