Global Indirect Tax Specialist VAT GST Spain

Full time
Based on Experience
europe-other 28/01/2018   Full time Based on Experience

Company inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Company enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. 

The tax professional we are looking for needs to have proven expertise to provide inputs in the areas of European Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Goods and Services (GST) compliance in multiple jurisdictions, process improvements, consulting and tax technology for multinationals with a complex supply-chain structure

The candidate will be involved in a variety of business projects and initiatives that require VAT/ GST inputs/advice. These may include mergers & acquisitions, supply chain changes, legislative changes, ERP related initiatives for SAP. The tax professional will be working closely on these projects and initiatives with the Global Indirect Taxes Director as well as with other tax team members and other functions located around the world

The ideal candidate needs to have excellent communication skills to be able to explain complex VAT/ GST advice to internal customers such as Company’s businesses or other global infrastructure functions. The ability to report status updates, key issues and action items in a clear and concise manner is a must

The candidate also needs to have the leadership skills to share knowledge and information with the VAT/GST team located in the company’s Tax Hub to facilitate the development of more junior colleagues and increase the depth of knowledge of the entire VAT/GST team in Company. The candidate will need to have a practical approach and work independently 


Bachelors or Master Degree or University Degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 10-12 years relevant experience, with practical experience in the area of valued added tax compliance, consulting and/or tax technology for multinational companies 
- Track record of consulting/advising on complex supply chains
- Experience with M&A integration
- Practical experience needs to include exposure to European VAT compliance work, VAT/GST consulting on projects and/or involvement in ERP implementations or other ERP-related projects related to indirect tax
- Experience with ERP system(s), especially SAP required
- Experience of working within a large multinational organization is essential
- Project management experience a plus
- Excellent English is mandatory, other languages a plus