EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our global real estate client in its search for a newly created position – VAT Manager.
This opportunity offers a chance to manage an international VAT team across Europe, responsible for approximately 1,000 entities.
VAT Manager - Exclusive, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
In this exciting role, you will be overseeing the VAT team, working with other accounting teams and functions.
Our ideal candidate is a motivated team player with strong people management and coaching skills. You have strong system and accounting knowledge, as well as IT affinity and process improvement skills, and enjoy a dynamic environment.
The successful candidate will streamline its organization and VAT processes. Your focus on continuous process improvement in Indirect Tax activities is expected, as well as close cooperation with the Financial Compliance team in charge of statutory accounts and tax returns.
Duties of the VAT Manager:
- Manage and own the deliverables of the VAT team
- Review performance of activities and reporting and ensure quality and timeliness
- Assist the team in preparing and reviewing indirect tax returns
- Monitor compliance matters
- Keep oversight of the outsourcing partner providing VAT services
- Drive process improvements, optimizations and simplifications
- Ensure compliance with accounting rules and company accounting policies, and support internal and external audits
- Drive major VAT enhancement projects
- Support the team on prioritizing and setting goals
- Financial (HBO/BSc/MSc) education
- You have a minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience, ideally in an international environment
- Acute affinity with ERP systems - experience with Peoplesoft and Yardi is a plus
- Excellent Excel skills
- Ability to work in dynamic, fast-moving and challenging environment
- Proactive behaviour and a hands-on mentality
- Thorough and detail-oriented, strong data analytic and prioritization skills
- Excellent command of English - knowledge of another language is a plus
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