Machinery

US/Swiss Tax Qualified – DACH Jurisdictions

Completed Project

DACH Tax Manager

A new position has been created for a Tax Manager DACH to join the tax department of a US NYSE listed manufacturing company. 

The company has a global presence and seeks to now recruit additional staff to facilitate internal promotions and changes in Switzerland.

As DACH Tax Manager, you will be involved in the following:-

Tax Planning

  • Tax technical and transaction advice relating to merger, acquisition and divestment work including reviewing transaction documentation from a tax perspective.
  • Support the EMEA Tax Manager in the discovery, identification and  planning opportunities for tax saving and revenue optimisation in line with legislative changes. 
  • Liaison with, and management of local tax region and countries together with the USA Head Office.
  • Handling general queries from the various business units relating to corporate, indirect and payroll taxes.

Tax Accounting & Reporting

  • Advice and assistance to local European Finance and Treasury on completion of the tax related disclosures – quarterly pack, group reporting and preparation of summary or other reports for management.
  • Consideration of the deferred tax position of each company and advice and assistance on completion of the tax related disclosures for the annual pack.
  • Completion and responsibility for tax forecasts and budgets including review of individual reporting packs and preparation of overall summary reports for management.
  • Preparation of quarterly tax review reports analysing the effective tax rate of the group.
  • Liaison responsibility for DACH tax authorities.

Tax Compliance

  • Monitor and control local corporate tax compliance for the group at local and DACH level for the group.
  • Perform periodic tax control visits to offices in Austria and sites in Germany and Switzerland. 
  • Liaison with professional advisers as necessary.

Tax Audit Defence

  • Liaison with local management and advisers in relation to any enquiries received from local tax authorities and dealing with the same in a timely and effective manner.
  • Supply local group companies with advice, assistance and information as necessary in order to defend or resolve outstanding tax enquiries.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have both USA and Swiss certifications and a  recognised accounting or tax qualification.
  • Experience of working at DACH level or a minimum of 5 years. 
  • Industrial, Life Science or similar relevant experience in work experience.
  • An understanding of European and US taxation issues, FATCA and other key topics or rules.
  • Swiss residency in the Zurich area highly desirable.

Switzerland

Application and Interview

Interview Process:

  • First interview – In person with HR and Future EMEA Tax Manager
  • Second Interview – Video conference call with Head of Group Tax – USA and colleagues 
  • Final interview – EMEA CFO, EMEA Financial Controller, HR and Future EMEA Tax Manager

Candidate Hired

  • Candidate – Swiss based in Zurich, technology manufacturing 
  • Salary – Within mandate requirements
  • Project go live to candidate start – 152 days due to resignation terms agreed between future/past employer for successful handover.  

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