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Manager, European Tax in Amsterdam at REG

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Amsterdam
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    4 to 8 years
  • Date Posted:
    3/15/2019

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE: 

The purpose of this position is to ensure compliance with global tax and accounting policies and procedures, adherence to local and global tax laws, and provide support to internal/external stakeholders. This position is responsible for filing corporate income tax returns and indirect tax filings, as well as reviewing and interpreting tax laws and regulations in European countries where the company operates, while coordinating and communicating on projects and initiatives across multiple departments. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Corporate Income Tax and Financial Reporting

  • Team with US-based income tax team on both the quarterly and annual global tax provision processes 
  • Manage local country income tax provision process for European entities by preparing computations and workpapers to support local financial statement preparation and reporting 
  • Assist the US-based tax accounting team and contribute to the global consolidation process under US GAAP principles
  • Plan and coordinate filing of European corporate income tax returns prepared by outsourced providers 
  • Manage the timely and effective settlement of cash tax payments to European tax authorities 

Transfer Pricing 

  • Assist with the preparation, review, and management of transfer pricing projects, documentation, and filings, including the coordination of services provided by outside consultants regarding same 
  • Create financial and economic analysis/models to support pricing decisions and transfer pricing compliance  
  • Prepare reports, presentations and other deliverables related to transfer pricing projects  
  • Evaluate, analyze, and summarize intercompany transactions with regard to tangible property, intangible property, services, and financial transactions  
  • Participate in local country and transfer pricing tax audit defense in European jurisdictions  

Value Added Tax (VAT) 

  • Assist with the preparation and filing of European VAT tax returns by collecting, analyzing, and organizing financial information for external consultants 
  • Conduct research and recommend updates and improvements to company policies with regard to the adherence to VAT laws and
    regulations 
  • Monitor developments and keep abreast of changes in VAT rules in multiple European jurisdictions 

General 

  • Coordinate with the Global Tax Department to ensure compliance with tax obligations and implementing planning / projects in all jurisdictions relevant to the business and its initiatives 
  • Conduct independent work, drive projects forward to achieve results, and coordinate across multiple geographies by keeping lines of communication open 
  • Build relationships across the business and outside immediate geography 
  • Proactively identify and manage European tax risks by ensuring consistent application of local country tax laws, transfer pricing practices and documentation for global intercompany transactions 
  • Assist and advise internal stakeholders with understanding the tax laws and regulations in the European jurisdictions in which the company operates and has subsidiaries 
  • Monitor global tax regulatory environment, including the impact and influence of new laws and regulations resulting from the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project conducted by the OECD  

Other frequent duties: 

  • Maintain compliance with corporate policies and procedures 
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with outside advisors 
  • Recommends process improvements and/or new technologies that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required: Master’s degree – Fiscal Economics, Fiscal Law or related degree 

Experience Required: 4-8 years of related experience 

Special skills or knowledge preferred: 

Multiple languages (English required)

International experience 

Use of JD Edwards or Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP) system  

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