Senior VAT Reporting Manager (f/m/d)

14 Dec 2021
29 Mar 2022
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We are looking for an inspiring and talented German Senior VAT Reporting Manager (f/m/d). You will bring your German VAT skills to the success of the Zalando Group. As part of the VAT reporting team, you will be responsible for the German VAT reporting obligations and have the opportunity to participate in projects implementing different VAT obligations and driving improvements in a fast growing e-commerce business. Zalando's tax team is a diverse team of different international direct and indirect experts and has won the International Tax Review Magazine's award for the best European In-house Direct Tax Team of the Year for 2018, as well as was nominated for various Juve and European Tax awards. Most recently, the team won the European Counsel award 2021.
  • Be accountable for the complete, accurate and on-time reporting of the sales related tax obligations for all of Zalando's entities in Germany, i.e. monthly and yearly VAT returns, Intrastat, EC sales listing
  • Maintain accurate VAT accounts through reconciliations and VAT postings
  • Be the go-to person for the internal and external stakeholders with respect to German VAT reporting and other German indirect taxes
  • Partnering with the VAT advisory team contributing in the development of our VAT policies and implementation of new VAT requirements
  • Contribute to various VAT reporting projects and support VAT audits
  • Together with the team, you'll contribute to the optimization, automation and digitalization of VAT processes and compliance, as well as support the tax team in several projects of the Zalando Group
  • Degree in taxation, economics, business administration and/or professional qualification as a tax clerk, 'Steuerfachwirt' or 'Bilanzbuchhalter' with a focus on German VAT
  • At least 3-4 years of tax experience within an in-house tax team or an international tax advisory/auditing firm, with practical experience working on VAT topics
  • Strong German VAT reporting skills backed with hands-on mentality
  • MS Office, SAP, ERP, AMANA and/or other analytical tools
  • Fluent in English and German
Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute
It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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