Tax Strategy & Indirect Taxes Manager Switzerl

Full time
switzerland 24/07/2018   Full time Competitive

A leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Company also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.

About the Role:

This Position will comprise a challenging mixture of Strategy and Indirect tax work. This position will work closely with the business, by providing tax strategy and indirect tax advice on matters throughout the region. Reporting to the Regional Director European Tax Strategy, the Manager Tax Strategy & Indirect Taxes will be a key member of the global tax strategy team.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Regional Director Tax Strategy
  • Lead and provide strategic advice with respect to tax audits and transfer pricing
  • Provide tax advice with respect to financing
  • Develop, coordinate and execute tax planning initiatives / mergers and acquisitions
  • Perform legal and tax research / analysis
  • Direct and manage tax consultants
  • Ensuring VAT efficiency of supply chain management and working closely with operations and logistics group
  • Taking a proactive approach to VAT planning and delivering VAT advice to various business groups
  • Engaging with the heads of finance, sales, legal, US tax departments, logistics, global and business process owners, IT, to help identify and mitigate potential indirect tax risks
  • Managing the VAT Compliance
  • Managing intercompany interactions in regards to VAT
  • Coordinating VAT compliance and ensuring efficiency of VAT tax audits
  • Developing a coherent and proactive indirect tax strategy to effectively manage and identify VAT risks, also ensuring the business maintain up-to-date VAT expertise
  • Act as a “center of Excellence” within Xylem for indirect tax issues, so the various finance teams will reach out to this person in case of complicated VAT/indirect tax matters for technical assistance and will update and educate the various finance teams on developments in the indirect tax issues.
  • Ensure VAT rules/documentation are incorporated into Xylem’s procedures
  • Maintain strong relationship with Growth Centers and interface with outside tax consultants (public accounting and legal tax counsel) and other professional associates in the exchange of tax information.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+years Tax Strategy & Indirect Tax experience. Preferred experience includes having industry experience in manufacturing, distributions and customs.
  • Accounting degree required; tax degree preferred
  • Experience with European statutory and GAAP (IFRS) reporting as well as VAT reporting standards, Including FAS 5, among others
  • Experience in a complex, US multinational environment