Tax Advisor Italy

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Date: 25 May 2024

Location: Milano, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:445910 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Tax Advisor

Purpose of the Job:

Tax advisors or analysts are highly detail-oriented professionals who use a strong grasp of mathematics and excellent tax know-how to manage all tax paperwork for the company.

The Tax Function is responsible for all of tax affairs of the group worldwide. Its successful management has a significant impact on net profit, earning per share and cash flow. The objective of the Tax Function is to deliver the highest quality and most business oriented tax services, on a timely manner and in a proactive way.

In line with Finance team, the Tax Advisor or Analyst missions are:

  • To be the guardian of the rules, ensuring proper compliance with regard to direct and indirect taxes (including in certain countries, the filing of the tax returns and the related payments)
  • To be a recognized business partner managing the day-by-day tax compliance with good deal of independence and close relationships with business stakeholders and the finance community
  • To draft accurate tax reporting in relation to the Region (Tax reporting package + Cash tax) for each Group deadline
  • To Assist in preparing on a timely, accurate and complete basis the annual tax computations, including the tax provision for the statutory accounts
  • To interact with the finance teams in order to obtain reliable data and information for the tax calculation
  • To monitor the legislative changes ensuring the internal processes and procedures are properly and consistently arranged
  • Co-manage (with accounting) Tax audits
  • To assist in providing tax advisory support to all the business in the Region for tenders implying multi-entity and multinational scope ensuring compliance and optimization of tax matters through tender and project execution phases

Key accountabilities:

The Tax Advisor is a member of the Tax team. She/he will provide tax support in the course of the tender activities while assessing and anticipating the tax impacts of the contemplated projects, based on applicable legislations & regulations of the relevant jurisdictions, and in line with the sector transfer pricing policy. It includes all types of taxes: direct + indirect, local + international.

The tax advisor will further assist during the execution of the project in order to allow smooth implementation of tax recommendations and proper corresponding tax compliance (incl. audits).

The tax advisor shall as well animate/co-animate internal tax training sessions.

  • Reviewing, assessing and optimizing from a tax standpoint international tenders, contracts and projects in coordination with Operations, Regions and other support functions
  • Participate to the monitoring of all Sector type of tax issues: cross-border payments, transfer pricing policy in the industry, tax M&A related to projects
  • Provide support in the course of tax audits of foreign affiliates
  • Assistance to local finance contacts
  • Monitor rating for tax risks relating to projects
  • Educational Requirments Mandatory:

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other degree with equivalent accounting experience
  • Three - five years of working experience in Multinational Companies, major Auditing Companies or primary Tax Firms
  • Good knowledge of local and international accounting principles and tax legislation
  • Fluent English and local language
  • Competencies & Skills 

  • Strong computer technical skills - MS Excel

    Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Strong math skills to accurately record and transcribe detailed financial information into tax forms
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills - both oral and written
  • Team-player, customer-centric attitude
  • Ability to work in an international environment
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams and proactively seek solutions or suggest improvements



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Accounting, Tax, Finance

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