Philips Indirect Tax Expert in Lodz, Poland

Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.

Philips Accounting Operations organization (AccOps) drives the core of the finance operations by focusing on 5 domains: Record to Report (RtR), Statutory (S&F), Order to Cash (OtC), Purchase to Pay process (PtP) and Indirect Tax harmonization and quality control. We manage and coordinate front office service delivery, ensure consistent implementation of global processes, and regional standardization across businesses by focusing on driving the right process quality metrics.

Indirect Tax Expert

Within this role you will have the freedom to take initiatives and to drive change. Are you a proactive ‘hands on’ type of person, who isn’t shy to propose and initiate continuous improvement in order to expand the level of control over the VAT/GST processes in EMEA? You might be the VAT Expert we are looking for!

Your challenge:

As Indirect Tax Expert with focus on designated countries you will be part of Philips Accounting Operations (AccOps) Indirect Tax organization. You will be responsible for Indirect Tax coordination and compliance within organization; performing VAT activities required by corporate directives and policies and supporting internal/external audits.

As Indirect Tax Expert you will be responsible for :

  • Indirect Tax activities required by corporate directives and policies;

  • Indirect Tax review and approval for assigned countries;

  • Supervision and support of the employees of External Service Provider in the area of VAT;

  • Ongoing cooperation with the Head of Indirect Tax EMEA and Country Chief Accountant in terms of preparing documentation for tax audits;

  • Cooperation with external and internal counter parties within VAT function;

  • Support of internal and external audits;

  • The free of charge disposal for VAT purposes. Sending of the Intrastat reports to the relevant authorities;

  • Monitor the performance of external service provided guides and takes corrective actions. Support audits with documents and processes descriptions;

  • Executes Internal Controls over Indirect Tax process.

We are looking for people with:

  • A Bachelor degree in Finance or equivalent is required;

  • At least 3 years of progressive work experience in managing VAT compliance on a country level;

  • Up to standard knowledge of VAT directive;

  • SAP knowledge (FI, CO module) is as must;

  • Fluent communication skills in English (both oral and written) is required. Other European languages are welcome;

  • IFRS knowledge will be an asset;

  • Knowledge of/ expertise in internal controls, SOx, controlling, project management, administrative organization;

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and organize workload, multi-task is essential;

  • Effective in influencing and collaborating (courageous discussions) with colleagues from various disciplines and cultures;

  • Highly developed analytical capabilities, with a strong business and customer sense;

  • Effective listening and communication skills, highly developed interpersonal skills;

  • Proactive and hands on attitude, goal oriented and perseverant;

  • Able to drive change in processes to bring organizations in line with harmonized wow and or legal requirements;

  • Structured working style with eye for detail and hidden risks;

  • Team oriented and process driven.

Our offer

We offer the unique combination of a critical and challenging role and a creative and empowering office environment. You will be actively encouraged to make improvements and have a direct impact on the success of Philips on a daily basis.

  • Yearly bonus based on performance achieved;

  • Private medical care with option to extend it to family members;

  • Benefit System cards;

  • Discount for Philips’ products;

  • Relocation package applicable for people moving in from outside of Łódź region.

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