Vat & Accounting manager

Vat & Accounting manager


Our client is a global manufacturer of automotive parts and produces world-first technologies and products.

The organisation has a corporate culture and provides a working environment where ambitious individuals grow and teamwork flourishes. They invest in their people because their success depends on their personal and professional development.

With career opportunities in more than 30 countries and regions worldwide the organisation is expanding its business operations around the world.

For this organisation we’re currently looking for a talented and highly motivated VAT & Accounting Manager to strengthen the team.

VAT & Accounting Manager

You will lead a team of 11FTE (an Assistant Manager and 10 staff members) and report to the Director Finance & Accounting Europe. You will be responsible for the VAT and accounting of the Europe office. 

The organisation has a complex VAT environment with VAT registrations in 10+ EU countries and a turnover of 50+ mio EUR. You will work closely with the external VAT specialist from one of the BIG 4 companies.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Managing VAT compliance process, including coordination of the preparation of VAT/IS/ESL returns inhouse and with outsourcing partners;
  • Monitoring VAT risk and preparation of the documentation to support decisions taken;
  • Ensuring maintenance of records and documentation for internal control and VAT tax audits;
  • Managing VAT accounting treatment to be accurate and complete;
  • Perform monthly closing, including VAT GL reconciliation and specifications;
  • VAT advise for new business processes to be established.


The organisations accounting department acts as the shared service centre for all European Sales activities.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide management support to Assistant Manager and F&A staff;
  • Overall responsibility for all F&A activities;
  • Balance Sheet management;
  • Profit & Loss preparation (Together with Tax & Controlling department);
  • Participate in financial reporting;
  • Participate in audits (JSOX, Internal Audit, external year-end audit);
  • Budget Annual Plan / Revised Plan preparation (F&A tasks);
  • Represent F&A at relevant Executive/Management meetings;
  • Set/agree departmental and individual targets;
  • Evaluate staff performance.

Ideal VAT & Accounting Manager Candidate

  • Experienced team Leader with management abilities;
  • Qualified Accountant / Degree;
  • Experience with international VAT’s;
  • Preferably work experience in an international environment;
  • Experience of integrated computerized accounting systems;
  • NL Generally Accepted Accounting Practice / Laws;
  • NL tax laws;
  • International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • Project Management skills;
  • Dutch & English language;
  • International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • Planning and organizing – organizational abilities;
  • Result oriented: Ability to achieve the target within given time;
  • Excellence Communication skills;
  • Adaptability – Efficient under pressure, always meet deadlines.


Amsterdan Area


70K - 80K