Our client is an internationally leading provider of energy solutions based in Switzerland. In this role you will be based in the Global Headquarter in Switzerland and directly report to the Group’s CFO.
You will be responsible for the overall management of the Group’s tax affairs. In particular but not limited to
The management and co-ordination of group wide tax planning projects, tax risks and tax compliance, in particular with respect to transfer pricing.
Provide support to entities around the world in the managing their tax affairs, including tax audits.
Identification of opportunities for tax optimization is important, recognizing that the Group does not take highly aggressive tax positions.
Remaining up to date with latest international tax developments, particularly in the area of transfer pricing is critical.
Historically regionally oriented, the Group is moving more towards global and regional functions; awareness of the tax risks and opportunities that such reorganizations represent is very important.
Tax compliance is very important; maintaining an oversight of critical tax risk areas for the group is key as is the provision of support and leadership to the finance functions around the world.
Liaison with professional advisers and tax authorities around the world.
One US GAAP expert, based in Zug, will report to you.
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) or Master’s Degree
At least 8 years working experience in a “Big Four” accounting firm or the HQ of a large multi-national
Extensive Swiss and international / cross-border tax experience
Previous experience in tax background and also a good knowledge in accounting and finance in-house
Knowledge and experience with Swiss tax is a great plus
Experience of developing and implementing a tax risk framework
Fluent in English and (preferably) in German
Experience in transfer pricing, tax planning, tax accounting and ensuring tax compliance particularly in the context of an organization moving to more regional and globally managed functions
Ability to work in a collaborative environment in a multi-site global organization
Sound business acumen, focused and distinct attention to detail
Strong intercultural, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a strong customer focus