Indirect Tax Manager for Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Who are we?

The Budapest Indirect Tax Center of Excellence, established in 2008, provides professional Indirect Tax compliance support for IBM companies in more than 50 countries across the Globe.

In the Center, about 100 dedicated professionals work together to meet the needs of our international IBM clients. We support clients in several European, African, and Asian countries, and we are proud to be a dynamic, multinational team.

Having a strong work ethic and working in a friendly atmosphere are equally important to us, that's why we organize multiple team-building events every year.

Your Role and Responsibilities
What will you be doing as an Indirect Tax Manager for Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg?

  • Providing Benelux with technical VAT advice on a range of customer / vendor agreements and structures both direct to the Business and in support of Global IDT Planning & Process Team
  • VAT guidance relating to Supply chain logistics and provide support to IBM's Global Logistic operation
  • Monitoring changes to legislation and advising on impact to IBM business
  • Manage both external and internal audit requirements for Indirect Taxes in country
  • Oversight of the VAT return function for Benelux liaising with the Country Analyst Team in the Budapest Indirect tax Center of Excellence (CoE)
  • Review the VAT returns for all in-scope entities together with associated documentation provided by Budapest CoE
  • Ensure adherence to IBM IDT Controls program to ensure internal control and SOX compliance
  • Deal with VAT Accounting issues and regular management reporting as required
  • Maintain and update internal IBM VAT tools and guidance as required
  • Manage both external and internal audit requirements for Indirect Taxes in country

What can we offer?
  • Work in a responsible position supporting IBM clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg
  • A managerial role in a dynamic, multinational environment with great atmosphere
  • Active involvement in our automation project
  • Access to IBM's vast array of learning and training facilities - we love to improve!
  • A responsible position with a real impact on
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Good location in the heart of Budapest, near Kálvin Square
  • Home office once a week

Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • You have a degree in finance/accounting, and 4+ years of experience with VAT
  • You use Excel confidently
  • You speak fluent English
  • You enjoy communicating and cooperating across teams
  • You have good leadership skills
  • You have strong analytical skills
  • You'd like to learn about cutting-edge technologies, such as blockchain and its role in Indirect Tax
  • Problem-solving comes naturally to you
  • You can work independently just as well as in a team
  • You are keen to get to know new tools that make our way of working smarter and more efficient

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • 3+ years of experience in an SSC environment

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