Michael Page Suisse

Tax / Tax consulting


Indirect tax manager - in house

06 October Genève, Geneva Perm

Our client is a US diversified global manufacturer listed on the Stock Exchange. Having for one of its division an international HQ in Geneva, we are recruiting an Indirect Tax Manager.

- Take ownership on all existing VAT activities

- Responsible for timely and proper submission of the VAT returns of the company in 15 EU and non-EU countries, with the help of the accounting team in place.

- Give timely instruction for VAT payment or recovery and close follow-up

- Implementation and continuous improvement of the VAT processes in coordination with the Corporate VAT Leader, who remains the ultimate approver for any process change

- Monitor efficiency of the remote accounting team performing VAT activities (3rd party provider)

- Manage VAT audits in front of the tax authorities

- Manage relationship with the VAT providers acting as fiscal representative for the company

- Data collection support to the tax team to prepare tax returns

- VAT checks on Payables & Receivables invoices to fulfill the VAT requirements

- Oversee the Balance Sheet Reconciliation of VAT related accounts

- Assist in monthly Intrastat / EC Sales Lists reporting and follow-up

- Monthly preparation of management reports on indirect taxes

- Ensure proper compliance to the company Business Model, country laws and regulations

- Keep updated with the VAT regulations in the countries where the company is registered (changes in VAT rates, reporting requirements, deadlines, harmonization, etc)

- Coordinate and validate with IT team, when applicable, the changes to the VAT matrix

- Support the organization for Indirect Tax related question

- Coordinate month-end activities with Controlling team

International scope

VAT Manager

- Degree in Finance

- 3 to 7 years experience in a similar position

- Experience within a HQ, Principal structure or similar organization preferred

- At ease with complex supply chain flow (triangular / quadrangular)

- Expertise on VAT matters in multiple EU and Non-EU countries

- Fluent in French and English, any other language an asset

- At ease with systems, SAP knowledge is a plus (VAT country reporting)

- Self-confident & autonomous, you are also a team player, able to work under pressure on a fast-paced environment

Exciting job opportunity for an Indirect Tax professional looking for a next step.

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