Deputy International Tax Manager

Deputy International Tax Manager

DEME Group

Zwijndrecht, Belgium

The primary purpose of this function is to minimize (corporate) tax risks and manage tax costs for the respective segments of DEME and to support the business to ensure they optimize opportunities and minimize risk in managing tax issues and comply with relevant tax laws and regulations. This function reports to the respective segments’ International Tax Manager. The latter both report to the Head of Tax.

The following tasks needs to be managed, analyzed and dealt with in order to (i) generally mitigate and minimize the various segments’ tax risks, (ii) optimize the operational and legal set-up so as to minimize tax costs, (iii) manage local external tax audits and disputes of a significant value, (iv) structure transactions tax-efficiently so as to minimize tax exposures and tax costs:

Your responsibilities

  • Participates in the further implementation of DEME’s tax strategy and continuous improvement of the Tax Control Framework;
  • Manages all available necessary documentation to propose tax structures upon tender phase and to defend the legal set up upon audit, including requesting local tax advice and also local rulings when required to obtain legal certainty about the proposed structure;
  • Assists in calculating the tax burden for international project tenders and reviews tax clauses in contracts;
  • Responsible for providing conclusive fiscal advice when contacted by local accountants/Area Controllers/Business Unit Controllers and reviews and analyses legal and financing structures;
  • As a team player calculates the tax provision (and UTP’s if any) during quarterly/annual closing of the entities and reports to the Consolidation Team. Provides technical tax assistance to the accounting dept. on tax provision issues as they arise. This also includes assistance in monitoring, automating and the continuous improvement of the control processes and procedures surrounding the income tax accounting and forecasting;
  • Participates in the implementation and further development of ICT tax applications;
  • Works closely together with amongst others the Transfer Pricing Manager to manage transfer pricing set-up with a view to optimization of intercompany transactions and monitors and ensures the correct application of our global transfer pricing policy;
  • Monitors and manages local tax audits and disputes, in cooperation with local accountants/Area Controllers/Business Unit Controllers;
  • Proactively informs and reports to key stakeholders on any relevant tax matters or changes in tax legislation and advises senior management on tax structures, tax returns, and other tax related matters by translating complex tax knowledge into practical advice;
  • Liaises with the local Tax Authorities regarding various tax issues;
  • Manages internal restructuring activities from a tax point of view, in order to make certain DEME's tax position is compliant with local regulations;
  • Stays up to date on tax regulations in Europe and has a practical understanding of tax matters in non-EU jurisdictions where needed;
  • Analyses, implements and monitors supranational tax regulations (e.g. DAC6, Pillar 2, EU Directives, BEPS initiatives, public CBCR, etc.) and their compliance obligations;
  • Occasionally reviews complex Belgian and international corporate income tax returns;
  • Initiates, reviews, supports, monitors, pre-approves and/or executes tax planning initiatives and tax litigation;
  • Creates awareness of tax related matters within the business and conducts trainings when needed.

Your Profile

  • A Master degree in Law or Economics and additional degree in Tax Law;
  • Being a chartered Tax Consultant and/or chartered Accountant is a plus;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience of working in a Big4 tax department dealing with international taxation. Inhouse experience and affinity with digitalization initiatives are considered strong assets. Knowledge or experience in VAT is an advantage;
  • Basic knowledge of IFRS standards (e.g. IAS12), tax accounting rules and consolidation principles. Knowledge of the BEGAAP principles is a plus;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English enabling effective communication with all levels of management and business partners. Good knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset;
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, combined with a solid team spirit and a hand’s on approach;
  • Ability to work independently, to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once. This requires a high level of self-motivation, energy and flexibility;
  • Highly customer and service minded and proven ability to drive continuous improvement.

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