Senior Tax Compliance Accountant - German (m/f/d)

Senior Tax Compliance Accountant - German (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Finance & Accounting

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  3005

As part of the ONEGLOBE initiative, we are looking for a Senior Tax Compliance Accountant– German (m/f/d) for our Global Transaction Center (GTC) as of the next possible date, within the KWS Group at its Berlin location. As a Senior Tax Compliance Accountant (m/f/d), you will be responsible for the tax affairs of our German Group companies within our global finance function together with a team of international colleagues. The position will be filled on a full-time basis and for an unlimited period.


Your tasks:

  • Assisting in the preparation of tax returns and tax filings, reviewing tax assessments and correspondence with the tax authorities as well as preparing tax certificates including quality assurance.
  • Processing of inquiries and support of the subsidiaries as well as internal interfaces in the field of corporate income tax, trade tax and other types of taxes (e.g. excise duties), considering changes in tax law.
  • Tax cooperation in the preparation of the quarterly and consolidated financial statements according to IFRS / HGB / tax law and determination of the corresponding tax provisions responsible for the preparation of the monthly VAT advance returns and the preparation of the recapitulative statements.
  • Collaboration in the support of the tax field and special audits of our German companies of the group.
  • You will accompany the ongoing reviews of the processes regarding the correct representation of tax issues as well as cooperation in the ongoing process optimization.
  • Monitoring the development of national tax law and deriving the need for action for the Group, including research into tax issues.
  • Tool-based and process-oriented work, to meet documentation and reporting requirements
  • Supports process tax/administration customization for VAT reporting and VAT reversal
  • Checks the tax numbers and monitors the VAT dates and settlements per legal entity in the process of tax and administrative adjustments
  • Sends calculated tax provisions from the tax expert to the GTC for the closure of the plant provision and accrual accounting
  • Processes local taxes, including sales tax, property tax, corporate income tax, summary statement, road, toll, toll, fee and sales taxation, and deferred and current taxes (reporting)
  • Prepares statistical import and export reports and statistical indirect investment reports


Your profile:

  • Completed commercial studies with a focus on taxes or studies to become a financial economist (m/f) or alternatively an apprenticeship as a tax clerk (m/f) with further training to become a tax specialist (m/f)
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in a tax consultancy or in the tax department of an internationally active company.
  • Fluent English and German language skills.
  • Willingness to acquire new specialist knowledge or already existing specialist competence in several types of tax (e.g. corporate, trade and withholding tax).
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial reporting coupled with IT affinity and a desire for process optimization and other digitization projects (SAP experience desirable).
  • Analytical skills, structured and solution-oriented work in a team as well as a quick grasp and a high degree of personal responsibility, commitment and flexibility.

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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