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German Speaking Indirect Tax Manager

NEC is a leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, NEC has devoted more than 100 years of technological innovation to providing its customers with solutions of genuine value through innovative technologies for everyday use, as expressed in its slogan, "Orchestrating a brighter world".

NEC maintains a worldwide network of subsidiary companies, which includes operations in Europe where NEC performs various sales, manufacturing, and R&D functions. Today, NEC Europe has more than 20 branches and subsidiaries throughout Europe, employing approximately 1500 personnel, located across Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

About the job
Due to tax team restructuring, expanding cross-border transactions base and with increasing compliance requirements this position has been created. The responsibilities will include:
  • Tax compliance in Europe and EMEA in the broadest sense either actively preparing, overseeing or reviewing VAT tax returns,
  • Actively supporting Sales teams on bid management process, helping them with designing a compliant and tax effective cross border supply chain.
  • Actively reviewing SAP logic box, testing and working with SAP implementation team in making sure our systems remain compliant.
  • Managing SAP G2 transition project for S for Hanna from Indirect tax side.
  • Actively preparing and reviewing decision tree matrix on various topics.
  • Understands WEE EU Legislation, ESG Tax practices, Emission Trading System and CBAM requirements.
  • Understands Incoterms and its impact on indirect tax obligations.
  • Understands custom borders and duty implications.
  • Capable to carrying out EU VAT/US Sales tax registrations where required.
  • Capable of managing relationships with various tax advisors across the world and seeking appropriate and timely advice from them where required.
  • Capable of project managing and providing tax support on various M&A’s, divestments or expansions projects.
  • Works closely with Logistics and Supply Chain managers in and outside UK, guide and support them to make sure our supply chain is compliant from tax perspective in SAP and from reporting perspective.
  • Capable of developing processes, drafting process notes and understands the importance of documentation and audit trails.
  • SAP expert who understands how tax coding works and can train AP and other teams.
  • Provide Indirect Tax advice to Senior management, Sales Operations and Supporting departments such as Legal and Supply chain where required.
  • Establish and facilitate strategical and operational business set up
  • Pro-actively manage and lead projects and opportunities to minimize tax cash
  • Actively involved in growth and improvement of global tax organization
  • Develop and improve tax control procedures for Indirect Tax (i.e. VAT, State tax, Sales tax etc)
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to senior management and wider organization.
  • Manage and coordinate improvement and rationalization of tax and legal structure
  • Manage and coordinate Indirect Tax audits
  • Identify and mitigate tax risks
  • Manage and mentor Indirect tax team and support Senior Tax Managers where possible.
  • Work closely with and support finance controllers on audit and statutory accounts in RHQ and local country affiliates
  • Interact and communicate with all levels of the company
  • Manage collaboration with and budgeting of external tax advisors
Qualifications for Indirect Tax Manager
  • Fluent in German languages.
  • Proficient with SAP knowledge, Microsoft Office, an excel expert (comfortable using pivot tables and macros)
  • ACCA/ACA with post qualification experience in Indirect Tax team of at least 5 years
  • Indirect tax experience gained in an in-house role or at big 4’s
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has an attention to detail.
  • A self-starter with strong organizational skills and a hands-on approach who leads by example
  • A team player who has the ability to work well independently
  • Comfortable working in a very fluid, global and fast changing organization
  • Structured and organized to ensure internal objectives and statutory deadlines are met
  • Ability to utilize project management skills
You will have the opportunity to manage and work with various entities in the region and also collaborate on a global level with the Global Tax office in Japan as well as other global tax professionals.

A successful candidate embraces challenges, thrives in fast paced work environment and adapts easily to new and changing business and organizational realities.

They are expected to be flexible with a can-do attitude who takes ownership of responsibilities and activities within the Tax and Finance teams.

This is a hybrid role (partly remote working); the candidate will be expected to travel to the NEC offices within the region whenever required. NEC aims at Zero carbon emission by 2030 and we are looking at reducing our carbon footprint by reducing unnecessary travel. As a result foreign travel is far and few. In cases where travel is a must, we advise all our staff to use low emission means of transport.
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