Michaela Merz

Job opportunity for experienced VAT specialist – Budapest

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ESAB Job offerThe main role purpose would be focused on supporting the VAT team with respect to maintaining the effectiveness of the controls and operating procedures, coaching and supporting other team members actively and supporting the management reporting activities.
Reporting to: Financial Accounting Manager
Job type: permanent, based in Budapest 


  • Act as a coach and support the team members regarding VAT related questions
  • Ensure continuous process improvement in the VAT function, manage the required changes in a timely and effective manner
  • Build strong partnership with various business partners to achieve high level of customer satisfaction among internal customers
  • Contact and inform/communicate with colleagues within SSC and Global ESAB (including unit controllers) if needed.
  • Organize the communication with the external service provider in case of questions raised.
  • Coordinate the team members
  • Allocate work, complete reporting tasks
  • Lead/participate in projects
  • Prepare and maintain the VAT schedule
  • Support the team regarding TPA coordination and Triangulation report
  • Review/preparation/reconciliation of VAT returns, EC Sales Lists and Intrastat declarations for the across numerous countries
  • Adapt internal processes to meet local reporting requirements and amend processes due to legislative changes
  • Being involved in new ERP implementations and changes to current ones to ensure that IT functionalities are compliant with local VAT requirements
  • Facilitate the timely resolution of VAT audit issues and liaise with units in both Tax and Finance and authorities during VAT audits
  • Identify innovative opportunities to continuously improve internal VAT compliance processes
  • Provide ad hoc support to Global Indirect Tax ManagerPersonality / Competencies:
    Customer Focus – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master /
    Expert Change and Innovation – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master /
    Expert Strategy – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master / Expert
    Working with Integrity – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master / Expert
    Team Player – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master / Expert
    Delivering Results – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master / Expert
    Accounting – Awareness / Basic / Skilled / Master / Expert
  • Independent work
  • Global thinking (ownership)
  • Customer focused
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to meet priorities and deadlines
  • Flexibility
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Proactive, problem solving mindsetJob Requirements:
  • Degree in finance or accounting
  • Professional experience in finance or accounting of at least 4 years
  • Strong European VAT compliance experience at least 3 years,
    preferably gained in a shared service centre or an EMEA Tax Department or Big Four
  • Proficiency in VAT compliance matters
  • Cooperation skills, sense of motivation
  • Foreign languages (Fluent English)
  • Ability to reason, readiness of mind
  • Being initiative and feeling ownership of the Task

If you are interested and feel confident to fulfill the requirements, please apply to:

Dominic Morgan
Global Tax and Transfer Pricing Director
ESAB Europe GmbH
Direct Dial: +41 41 560 07 04


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