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Benelux VAT Manager


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Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Benelux VAT manager is located in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and will be responsible for providing VAT advice to the business in the Benelux region as well as partnering with IT, finance and other business teams and provide VAT/indirect tax input. The function reports into the Regional Tax Manager Benelux.


  • Support compliance obligations performed by the IBM Indirect Tax Center in Budapest.
  • Act as point of contact with respect to VAT related questions from the business and the Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg tax authorities.
  • Maintain and provide tax codes to internal stakeholders to ensure proper VAT compliance.
  • Support the EMEA Indirect Tax Lead and the Regional Tax Manager Benelux with professional and robust VAT advice.
  • Respond to VAT audit demands (e.g. SOX)
  • Partner with internal business clients/stakeholders as needed.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5-7 year experience obtained at Big 4 and/or in a tax team of a (US) multinational enterprise.
  • Strong knowledge of, and fully conversant in, EU and Benelux VAT legislation and new digital requirements (e.g. e-invoicing, RTR, SAFT),
  • Prior experience with VAT internal audits and tax authorities is highly preferred.
  • Ability to multitask various projects independently and to adapt and work in a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Be a self-starter and inquisitive beyond the VAT function.
  • Out of the box thinker with a growth mindset, driven to grow within a multinational company.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Self starter. Ability to multitask and comfortable working in cross-functional teams, in a fast paced corporate environment.

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