Tax-Advisor (m/f/d)

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Date: 13-Jun-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, Germany

Company: Alstom


Req ID:184486

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

If you are ambitious, motivated and capable of working in a team, then this is your chance to start your career as a Tax Advisor located at our site in Hennigsdorf, Germany.
The successful candidate is required to ensure tax compliance and constantly look to improve the accuracy and consistency of tax reporting for the entities within SSC. A key element of the role is to perform the controls defined and implemented and to suggest improvements where identified. The focus is on VAT but the tax advisor can be also involved in tax accounting, tax audits and support for transfer pricing. This position involves also solid and consistent interaction with different streams and departments, including tax external providers and fiscal auditors
Main responsibilities

Management of Business Partner Relationship 

•    Exercises business partnership by supporting decision-making through proactive delivery of value adding information and knowledge from Tax perspective.
•    Being responsible for VAT transactions of German legalities with business mainly in Germany
•    Acts as business partner towards Group Taxation counterparts and SSC teams.
•    Implementation of controls to be performed in order to be compliant as required by the Authorities.
•   Implementation of all the process standardization and improvement initiatives in order to be compliant as required by the Authorities
•    Doing detailed analysis of transactions to help solve queries from Tax Authorities or the business.
•    Follow-ups with: Group TAX, procurement, controlling, SSC finance and tax advisors.


Operational Performance Management


•    Ensures the delivery of daily and periodic activities according to SLA and OLA commitments. 
•    Close collaboration with tax team and business partners (Group Taxation) for the resolution of complex issues and queries.
•    Ensures the delivery of tax-related reportorial requirements of the country assigned, including, but not limited to, domestic and foreign VAT computations, Intrastat Reports, EC Sales List and other analysis as requested.




•    Ensures that all KPI’s and targets according to AES are achieved.
•    Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports/statistics, if required.
•    Prepares and contantly updates documentation (desktop procedures) on assigned processes including related or applicable internal controls. 
•    Performs other periodic activities or ad hoc tasks as assigned.
•    Contributes to the effectiveness of the General Ledger, Fixed Assets and Closing & Reporting functions through the identification of areas for continuous improvement, providing input and information to achieve problem resolution.


Technical/Financial Standards Management 


•    Ensures compliance with general accounting and reporting policies and procedures and period end routines.
•    Ensures compliance with Group instructions.
•    Ensures adherence to admin policies and procedures.
Qualifications & Functional Knowledge


•    Graduate of Bachelor of Science in TAX or in Accounting
•    3-4 years of experience in an TAX department 
•    Experience in SAP ERP system is a plus
•    PC literate (MS-office tools, knowledge of Excel is mandatory)

•    Fluent German and English is mandatory


Relevant experience required


•    Experience in german VAT compliance rules, including Intracomunity transactions, Exports, Imports, Domestic transactions, EU legislation, Foreign Registration, Intrastat, IC Sales List, VAT declarations/VAT return. 
•    Experience in tax accounting.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   

Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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