Tax Assistant Benelux

My client consists of 22 plants and about 3300 employees. The regional office is situated in Oosterhout. The Tax assistant is supporting the Tax Manager Benelux in overseeing and leading the tax affairs for both the Netherlands and Belgium, however the focus area is the Netherlands. Tax areas: corporate income tax, VAT, wages tax & other (local) taxes. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the local business controllers and external advisors.


Main Tasks/Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Assisting in preparation of the annual corporate income tax return for the Netherlands
  • Responsible for the monthly tax bookings and reporting to Group
  • Preparing the Dutch & Belgian Country-by-Country reporting documents
  • Preparing tax disclosures and working directly with the auditors at yearend to agree the tax sign off and assessment of tax risk provisions and hard close tax discussions
  • Prepare & document local files for the Netherlands
  • Assisting in dividend repatriation planning from the Netherlands & Belgium to Group
  • Manage intercompany loans in order to maintain an optimal finance structure in Netherlands / Belgium
  • Follow-up and annual reporting of the WKR
  • Participate in specific tax projects (eg. Innovatiebox)
  • To carry out other tasks as when they arise


Key Competencies/Qualifications/Requirements  

  • Bachelor degree in Dutch Tax law or preferably Dutch Tax Economics
  • Experience within one of the leading tax & accounting firms is a plus
  • Excellent communication & analytical skills
  • Completely up to date knowledge of Dutch tax laws
  • Be able to translate technical knowledge into practical solutions
  • Ability to act within different work environments and levels within the organisation
  • Fluent in Dutch & English, written and oral