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Tax Operations Senior Specialist

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Katowice, Silesia
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With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


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


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.  If you are a person interested in finance and taxes then this role is just for you!


  • 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

  • Support preparation of 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


Experiences & Qualifications

  • 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

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

  • Certification on international taxation would be an advantage


  • Fluency in English is a must

  • 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


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.

  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors

    • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.

    • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.

    • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.

    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

    • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 


  • Hybrid work and flexibility(within the week: 3 days from home, 2 days from the office with our fantastic colleagues )

  • Private medical care (Medicover)

  • Multisport Plus card

  • Life insurance

  • Pension fund

  • Annual bonus

  • Opportunities for the development and improvement of qualifications

  • Sharing the cost of professional training & courses

  • Extra days off to take care of yourself and others

  • Unilever store - Our products at attractive prices

  • Employee referral program

  • Numerous of employee initiatives

  • Fruits, coffee, tea, water, and our ready-made meals available in the kitchen

  • Employee parking

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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