Tax Director Europe Italy

Full time
Based on Experience
europe-other 18/02/2018   Full time Based on Experience

Company wants to recruit the next Tax Director Europe, within the Group Tax team based in Parma. The person will report to the VP Group Tax and will lead the Tax Europe team.

 Job purpose

In line with the Group Tax Strategy and Group Tax Control Framework, the role will be responsible for the tax Compliance process for the Legal Entities in the area of responsibility, the timely fulfilment of tax and fiscal declarations and duties and the relationship with local Tax Authorities, guaranteeing constant updating on changes in fiscal regulations, in line with operating guidelines defined by the VP Tax and with Group policies. He/she will manage tax advice on all tax related issues, tax audits and tax projects at international level.


Key Accountabilities

  1. Provides timely, complete and appropriate Tax advice to area of responsibility, ensuring that business needs are properly understood and addressed and that the tax risk is carefully considered and minimized. Interacts with related corporate and business functions as appropriate to ensure no angle is left un-explored in the analysis. Assesses the need to ask for external advisers’ opinion, in compliance with the Group Tax Control Framework and its policies/procedures.
  2. Guarantees continuous monitoring and updating regarding tax law changes, ensuring appropriate advice is provided to relevant Group functions, analyzing trends, proposing actions and processes to catch opportunities in total compliance with relevant regulations and with Group policies and procedures.
  3. In compliance with the Group Tax Control Framework, ensures effective execution of tax processes for Legal Entities in the area of responsibility, identifies gaps and proposes fiscal policies and procedures, consistent with Group fiscal guidelines. Monitors their correct implementation according to national regulatory frameworks and in line with the guidelines defined by the superior.
  4. Manages Tax Audits and litigations, interacting with internal and external advisors as appropriate and in line with the Group Tax Control Framework.
  5. Helps identifying need of policies and their setting.
  6. Interacts with Compliance Service Provider to ensure all information, processes and procedures are properly provided and implemented to ensure deadlines are met in a timely and efficient manner.
  7. Assesses withholding tax impacts, Tax Risk Management needs, Tax Accounting impacts, informing, consulting and involving the VP Tax and external consultants as appropriate.
  8. Interacts with the International Tax and TP department for related issues and assesses the appropriateness of TP documentation requirement status in countries of responsibility.
  9. Assists in monitoring the tax compliance, managing the relationship with the local tax authorities and identifying and addressing any tax issues/risk areas. Assists in developing and managing internal & 3rd party partner/vendor relationships relevant to the tax position of Company.
  10. Works with the Team in order to ensure a proper level of delegation and of development of people, in a way that Tax can be perceived as an adding value function and not as a bottleneck with specific focus on prioritization.


  • Degree in Accounting / Finance / Administration / Tax Law.
  • An overall experience of 10/15 years in Tax Advisory firms, and/or structured MNE tax department with strong experience in international tax.
  • English: fluent.
  • Proven strong leadership and team work skills.
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Curiosity, proactivity and business-partner approach.
  • Registration to the Professional Register of Lawyers, Accountants, Auditors and/or PhD in Accounting or Tax Law will be considered a plus.

REF: IT/IN/Barilla