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Tax Junior Manager (SAP Key User)

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Katowice, Silesia
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Business title: Tax Assistant Manager

Main purpose of job:

The Global Tax function has launched the Future of Tax (FOT) transformation project under the Digital Finance umbrella. As part of the Future of Tax project, compliance work related to direct tax, indirect tax, withholding tax and transfer pricing which will be done by Business and Supplier Operations Team, under a new target Operating Model (TOM).  The new TOM will involve tax process to be performed across Global Tax team, Country Tax Team, UniOps and 3rd party consultant (Big 4s).

UniOps team’s vision is to build an externally benchmarked, world class Tax Data COE which delivers End to End high-quality, accurate financial information for effective decision making and meeting regulatory requirements.

Guiding Principles for project success

  • Drive value by freeing up space within Tax (through effective partnering) to focus on strategy

  • Global, standardized, simplified and efficient tax process model

  • Flexible, agile and Future Fit sustainable operations

  • Ownership mindset with passion for high performance

What you can expect from the role?

  • Support country teams in Europe in trouble shooting of Tax related issues in SAP (10% of the time)

  • Working with SAP IT team in getting the issues resolved in SAP (Creating BRD, UAT, Co-ordination)

  • Driving projects in Direct/Indirect tax with focus on structural solutions to address data quality issues (80% of the time)

  • Driving tax-related initiatives with teams in other process areas (S2P, OTC, Inter-company, MDM) to embed tax requirements in the processes

  • Working with UniOps Operations team for all country to streamline, simply and automate the processes across markets

  • Drive projects to implement tools and technology to drive process efficiencies

  • Review that the tax controls in Unilever Controls framework are incorporated in the process implemented for the markets

  • Drive compliance with the Global process model

  • Drive continuous improvement, provide recommendations for a best in class process for direct/indirect tax

Does this sound like you?

Technical Skills

  • Overview of Direct Tax/Indirect tax/Withholding Tax/ Transfer Pricing

  • Understanding of Tax related set up in SAP

  • End user knowledge of SAP (FI module).

  • Experience of working with SAP IT teams will be an advantage

  • Digital awareness to drive process improvements

  • Proficient at collecting / querying / consolidating information from accounting / ERP systems.

  • Experience in successful transition of activities to a Global Hub will be an advantage

Soft skills:

  • Good in verbal and written communications.

  • Should have a positive attitude and should be able to proactively get things done.

  • Strong problem solving, and analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal Skills - Must have the ability to effectively communicate with personnel at all levels inside and outside of the company.

  • Must be a self-starter with proven ability to take ownership of job responsibilities.

  • Qualified Accountant with 5-6 years of experience

  • Work experience in Accounting (R2R) and Finance or Direct Tax/Indirect Tax

What we offer

  • Hybrid work and flexibility

  • Opportunities for the development and improvement of qualifications

  • Sharing the cost of professional training & courses

  • Benefits: life insurance, private medical care, pension fund, sharing the cost of sports activities, and many others

  • Extra days off to take care of yourself and others

  • Unilever store - Our products at attractive prices

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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