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Tax Operations Senior Specialist

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Katowice, Silesia
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Tax team in Unilever is responsible for collection, analysis of tax and finance data and performing / supporting tax compliance,  tax reporting and tax audit, in the areas related to direct tax, indirect tax, withholding tax and transfer pricing. The team is also responsible for monitoring the tax control framework and co-development of tax related technology infrastructure along with IT team and maintaining Global Process Model (GPM) and exceptions resolution for tax related issues

What you can expect from the role?

  • Analyse tax data, check accuracy and trends and spot discrepancies    

  • Prepare tax data for (VAT, CIT, WHT, TP, statistical reports, and internal tax reporting) in accordance with Unilever tax control framework      

  • Prepare Corporate Income Tax packs of various countries across Europe

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly calculation of VAT and preparation of VAT returns in a timely and accurate manner for various countries across Europe

  • Ensure tax related payments to government / tax authorities are executed as per the timelines in respective countries

  • Closely work with Unilever global tax team, country tax team & Outsourced Service Provider (Big 4) on ongoing tax compliance for European Unilever companies and regarding latest changes/amendments in various tax laws affecting Europe

  • Identify process efficiencies and automation opportunities together with line manager and dedicated process excellence specialist

  • Provide assistance during tax audits and litigation by providing relevant information to country tax teams in a timely manner

  • Manage Tax data with focus on hygiene of desktop procedure, master data and transactional data

  • Ensure archiving of relevant tax documents

Does this sound like you?

  • Fluency in English is a must  

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel with key focus of data processing and analysis       

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in area of finance (Accountancy or Economics) or law (Taxes)

  • Tax compliance experience (in principal VAT and CIT, WHT and TP will be an advantage)

  • Experience and working knowledge in area of direct/ indirect tax

  • Knowledge of withholding tax and transfer pricing would be an advantage

  •  End user knowledge of SAP

  • Good in verbal and written communications

  • Strong problem solving, and analytical skills

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

  • Certification on international taxation would be an advantage

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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