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Manager VAT EMEA

Manager VAT EMEA

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Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,300 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4 billion.


o Preparation/Managing periodic/annual European compliance (VAT returns, ESL, Intrastat)
o Supervising/managing the collection of open VAT receivables towards European tax authorities
o Providing day-to day VAT technical support for all business functions
o Providing VAT technical support for projects
o Acting as a resource for queries from colleagues within Budapest shared service center
o Supporting business/IT to implement any VAT law changes in business processes and in SAP
o Monitoring European VAT changes in VAT law/regulation
o Leading communication with European authorities
o Provide in-house VAT training on regular basis to non-tax employees (accounting, legal, commercial teams etc.)
o Managing VAT and Intrastat audits for European legal entities



o University degree in Business Administration/Economics/Law with focus on VAT, including the 6th Directive
o Minimum 5-7 years VAT experience; Preferably a combination of (i) experience in big 4 or law firm specialized in VAT, and (ii) combined with at least 2-4 years of experience in a VAT department of a Multinational
o Strong European knowledge on the EU 6th Directive
o Strong VAT knowledge with respect to intra community transaction
o Relevant experience on cross boarder VAT refund procedures.



Skills, Competencies:

o High degree of accuracy;
o Team player able to demonstrate strong customer focus with the energy, drive and commitment to successfully work through issues, objectives related to this role
o Hands-on mentality
o Excellent analytical, conceptual thinking and problem solving skills
o Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
o Strong problem-solving skills
o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and SAP
o Fluency in English, written and spoken
o Experience in German and/or Italian VAT is a plus
o Ability to travel occasionally