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Juniper Networks – Netherlands – Indirect Tax Specialist / Associate Indirect Tax Manager

Indirect Tax Specialist / Associate Indirect Tax Manager

We are looking for an Indirect Tax specialist / Associate Indirect Tax Manager to join our Global Indirect Tax team. This role will be based in the Netherlands, or any other major European country.

In this role, you will be supporting the Global indirect tax functions, including sales and procurement business processes, tax compliance, reconciliation of tax accounts, audit management, system changes and planning. This position will report to the Global Indirect Tax Senior Manager based in Amsterdam and work closely with other Juniper Networks international tax and other departments such as legal, procurement, logistics, IT, finance, customer services etc.

The ideal candidate will be able to work with a high level of collegiality and independence. You will have the opportunity to start new initiatives, reaching out to the business independently and will be involved with several global Indirect Tax projects. Pro-activeness, creativity, out of the box thinking will be expected.

Job Responsibilities Include

Planning:

·       Serve as a Point of Contact for the indirect tax function.

·       Monitor indirect tax law and business developments to ensure compliance across the region

·       Implement new/improve existing VAT processes and procedures to mitigate risk and maximize recovery

·       Research, interpret and evaluate the tax impact of current and proposed company transactions

·       Provide training for AP, Sales, AR organizations and other internal stakeholders as required

Financial reporting:

·       Perform monthly VAT output and input GL account reconciliations together with the internal VAT compliance team.

Compliance:

·       Coordinate VAT compliance across subsidiaries and foreign registrations with internal preparers and external service providers

·       Maintain appropriate SOX documentation and performance of key indirect tax process SOX controls

Audit and Controversies:

·       Respond to any indirect tax related inquiries and manage indirect tax audits

·       Maintain appropriate SOX documentation and performance of key indirect tax process SOX controls

·       Assist Global tax team to implement planning initiatives

Basic Qualifications

·       Recognised Tax qualification

·       4-6 years of experience specific to Indirect Tax. In-house experience is preferred.

·       Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand processes and systems

·       Prior experience working with a BIG 4 firm within an indirect tax function

·       Have experience of managing Indirect Tax compliance

Preferred Qualifications

·       Demonstrates sound business judgment and commercial awareness

·       Hard working, quick learner with a positive ”can do” attitude and solid professionalism

·       Strong research and analytical skills to understand complex tax issues

·       Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of management

·       Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

·       Understanding of SAP or other similar Accounting / ERP system

·       Ability to work independently and productively in a dynamic environment, as well as being a solutions-oriented team player

·       Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and work within deadlines with little supervision

·       Experience with SOX internal controls and documentation

·       Knowledge of European language in addition to English

·       Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills

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