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EU Tax Compliance Manager

Location: 

Poznań, PL, 60-829

Req ID:  78341
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  Indirect Tax
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Indirect Tax Compliance Manager is a member of the Indirect Tax Team and the central point of contact for all VAT compliance related matters in Europe. The role has 7 direct reports located in various locations. The role of the Indirect Tax Compliance Manager is based in Poznan (Poland).  
The Indirect Tax Compliance Manager works closely together with other tax and finance functions and is highly connected and involved in partnering with the business, meaning end to end involvement crossing all functions. This function reports into the global Director Indirect Tax & Tax Technology.

Roles & Responsibilities

·    Ensure LYB is compliant with local VAT/Intrastat rules by managing the process of on-time filing of VAT returns, EC sales listings, Intrastat and other reports as required for legal entities in registered EU countries through the VAT accountants in the different countries. This includes setting-up an internal review process (4 eyes principle)
·    Manage data driven tax audit requests in coordination with local tax teams and the VAT counsel
·    Act as interface between the shared services activities, the local country tax teams, and the VAT counsel team with indirect tax related data requests
·    Develop and implement process improvements in relation to the shared service center approach 
·    To ensure quality data, set-up a process of continuous monitoring (daily checks & controls).  
·    Maintaining and updating the VAT compliance calendar (e.g. filing dates of VAT returns, statistical reports, VAT listings, VAT summary, VAT corrections to be made on private use, VAT payments)
·    Provide training, guidance, support and solutions to other departments and internal staff members. This includes working with and training of other groups in order to maintain VAT accounting records at high standard levels and to streamline and improve VAT processes. 
·    Liaise with internal and external audits and ensure corrective actions on findings are implemented, including the execution of the European key controls in the VAT compliance area and develop processes to manage risks.  
·    Ensure that all VAT tax procedures and processes are fully documented and updated at regular intervals. 
·    Support Accounts payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit and CSR’s to ensure follow-up on potential issues ad that identified incorrectly issued invoices are adjusted in a timely manner.
·    Liaise with our tax technology team and IT department to ensure we Ensure that the SAP VAT tables (exemption, license, MWST, AP table) are kept up to date. 
·    Ensure our VAT compliance software if fully up to date and has an useful compliance dashboard
·    Monitor legislative changes in cooperation with the VAT Counsel Team and Global Compliance & audit manager 

Core Competencies/Behaviors/Skills:

•    Broad experience in developing, implementing, and leading indirect tax shared service center activities
•    Excellent indirect tax technical skills in at least one jurisdiction, in multiple jurisdictions is a plus
•    Exhibits confidence in critical communications
•    Exercises sound judgement in risk-based decision making
•    Drives results through demonstrated team building and project management skills
•    Proven ability to operate in virtual cross-functional teams
•    Sensitive to cultural differences
•    Exhibits courage in making challenging or unfavorable decisions 

Min. Qualifications

•    10+ years in (indirect taxes)
•    Big 4 and industry preferred
•    Bachelor in Business Administration, Economy, Taxation or similar
•    Masters preferred
•    In depth indirect tax knowledge in at least 1 EU jurisdiction, multiple jurisdictions are preferred
•    Leading teams in a shared service environment
•    Knowledge in setting up indirect tax shared services is a plus
•    Establish indirect tax compliance procedures and controls
•    Deep familiarity with EU indirect tax compliance processes
          o    Monthly and annual VAT returns
          o    EC sales listing
          o    Intrastat
          o    Other filings as required
•    Interface between country organizations and shared services
•    Provide training, guidance, support and solutions to other departments and internal staff members on VAT.
•    Indirect tax audit support with internal and external auditors and the tax authorities
•    Planning of indirect tax payable and receivables and support of AR and AP teams
•    Implementation of legislative changes in the compliance process
•    Technology
          o    SAP 
          o    Indirect tax software (Thomson Reuters preferred)
•    Language
          o    English (fluent) is must have
          o    Polish and/or another EU language is a plus
 

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

We Offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to two days a week from home.

LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.
 

Application & Contact

Please send us your resume via the application button

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact Martyna Piechowiak, Talent Acquisition Specialist at martyna.piechowiak@lyondellbasell.com 

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