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Indirect Tax Manager

Pratteln, Basel-Landschaft - Explore location Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description

About us

At IKEA, we aim to make healthy and sustainable choices affordable and accessible for all. To make that happen, we need people with imagination. People who know that everyone has a right to feel at home. People who share our vision of a better everyday life. Together we’ll innovate the future of life at home through data, technology, retail and home furnishing know-how. We need future architects, down-to-earth data scientists, unboxed engineers, cyber guardians, common sense makers and more! Are you one of them?

About the job

As a Indirect Tax  Manager of IKEA Supply AG you will lead a team of indirect tax specialist, delivering and supporting the implementation of indirect taxes in various jurisdiction and other related taxes ( e.g. sugar tax, health tax  etc..) . Further you will contribute in projects  together with the business and other departments and identify tax planning opportunities. You will build a positive relationship with key business people in order to deliver a compliant Indirect tax frame that meets the business needs.

In this position you:

  • Lead the Indirect Tax team of ISAG
  • Lead the indirect tax matters (excluding Switzerland) of IKEA SUPPLY AG/ IKEA FOOD SUPPLY AG and ensure compliance in various jurisdictions
  • Have the responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of legislation changes, including the timely adaption of the IT solution
  • Define indirect tax strategy and lead demanding indirect tax projects
  • Have the responsibility for the development and implementation of internal working procedures
  • Have the responsibility for indirect tax audits and manage receivables and payable positions
  • Raise the risk awareness related to indirect taxes in core business supply
  • Contribute to various projects including changes in business structures
  • Support in Swiss VAT matters of ISAG/ IFSAG and its foreign subsidiaries

About you

Also, you must have:

  • Relevant University degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience both, as in-house tax counsel and tax advisory (preferably Big 4) 
  • Know how about supply chain is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of indirect taxes
  • Experience in managing tax compliance
  • The ability to keep deadlines and to work under time pressure
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent English skills, both verbally and written

We are looking for you who have energy, desire, and motivation. You are a person who constantly improves and looks for better solutions and you have the ambition to develop yourself.

More Information

This role is full-time (40 hours per week) and based in Pratteln, CH. This role sits in Wholesale Finance and reports to the Tax Manager. For further information about the role please contact Eva Catillon, +41 79 519 76 95. For questions about the recruitment process feel free to contact Olivia Trombini, P&C Generalist, +41 79 678 87 55. Please send your CV and Cover Letter (in English) until July 17, 2022.

About IKEA 

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plant balls that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us.

IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant.

Another thing fuelling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow. 

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