Syngenta Tax Compliance Manager (m/f) in Maintal, Germany

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

The Tax Compliance Manager has a broad view of tax-based subjects and is the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Territory Tax Manager, Indirect Tax Manager, Group Tax, Compliance Committee, tax auditors) due to tax issues. As a tax professional you ideally bring the expertise in both direct and indirect tax as well as in tax reporting. You are willing to dive deeper into withholding tax topics.

Key to the role will be the ability of the candidate to take over the lead role in complying with the standard global processes during tax audits and the documentation of agreed steps with the relevant stakeholders. The successful candidate proactively reviews and assess transactions with tax impacts and ensures compliance within tax framework for all entities in Scope (Syngenta Germany GmbH, Syngenta Agro GmbH a well as Syngenta Seeds GmbH). The job holder will be responsible for regular updates regarding the tax compliance system and maintains and refines the tax compliance system by introducing new defined controls.

Key responsibilities:

  • Through high level tax and compliance management ensuring that VAT declaration processes including the payments run smoothly

  • Improving and optimizing tax related processes

  • Gaining expertize regarding business specific topics (e.g. VAT treatment of seeds multiplication, seeds multiplication contracts, BMF letter of 2006 etc.)

  • Creating withholding tax declarations, maintaining certificates of exemption, and communicating with external and internal stakeholder to ensure proper treatment

  • Performing tax reporting activities for all relevant reporting cycles as well as preparing transfer pricing documentation

  • Ensuring proper calculation and posting of tax provisions

  • Ensuring tax payments are properly reflected in relevant balance sheet accounts

  • Proven track record in tax and compliance management in a complex and global environment

  • Supporting the tax advisor in preparing tax declarations

  • Collaborating with HR (employee flat tax, wage amount per permanent establishment, taxation of company cars etc.) and ensuring proper declaration of employee tax (wage-tax return)

  • Acting as a subject matter expert concerning VAT tax engine

  • Bachelors‘ / Masters' degree or equivalent

  • Minimum experience of 5 years in a role performing tax operations

  • Proven tax and compliance management experience either with external qualification e.g. tax accountant, certified public accountant, (international) chief accountant or comparable

  • Solid understanding of withholding tax

  • Willingness to learn tax specifics in Austria

  • Proven experience in working with SAP FI

  • Strong capabilities in Excel to be able to perform reconciliations with huge transactional files (e.g. pivot table analysis, vlookup function)

  • Ability to work with different technologies (e.g. SharePoint, MS Microsoft etc.)

  • Fluent in German as well as in English

Job: *Finance Services

Title: Tax Compliance Manager (m/f)

Location: DEU-Maintal-Maintal

Requisition ID: 1702496