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(Assistant) Tax Manager (m/f/d)


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  83911
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  Tax Germany
Division:  Finance

Are you result oriented and willing to challenge the status quo? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our german sites in Wesseling near Cologne  we are looking for a


(Assistant) Tax Manager (m/f/d)



Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Lead and/or assist in the full tax life cycle (tax planning, reporting, compliance and enquiries/discussions with local tax authorities) for operations and activities in Germany and Austria
  • Coordinate and prepare technical analyses  in respect of  tax audits, controversy, and potential  litigation and ruling processes, interacting cross-functionally to provide responses and develop strategy
  • Participate in and coordinate regional tax planning, restructurings, M&A and other special projects with opportunities to develop through technical research and presentations to Tax leadership and executive management
  • Analyze impact of proposed and enacted tax law changes
  • Manage the German and Austrian corporate tax return processes in coordination with external providers, and other tax filings that are needed to be compliant with local tax regulations
  • Prepare quarterly tax provisions in coordination with the Tax Reporting team   (mainly US GAAP and partly IFRS), accompanying working papers and technical memorandums, and risk assessments of uncertain tax positions
  • Assist with  preparation of transfer pricing documentation in liaison with other stakeholders and the Transfer Pricing team
  • Collaborate with Indirect Tax team members regarding local implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) and other related tax matters including processes and audits
  • Partner with the business and other internal and external stakeholders including tax authorities, communicating directly with German Tax Authority representatives on behalf of the Company
  • Lead projects to improve the tax reporting and compliance processes locally and where appropriate, as part of a global team
  • Identify opportunities for  process automation, coordinating with cross functional team members for data and analytics




  • Certified Tax Advisor (“Steuerberater”)
  • Educated to Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or similar, including “Diplom-Finanzwirt”
  • German native language, fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Typically 4 to 8 years’ work experience, ideally within in a Big Four, an multinational group in the corporate tax environment or equivalent
  • Experience in German corporate income tax, incl. Tax Compliance and tax projects
  • Cross-border taxation experience is a plus
  • First experience with tax accounting under US GAAP and/or IFRS  is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), working knowledge of SAP is a plus but not a must have
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Good analytical skills, numerically very strong and experienced in process management
  • Collaborates effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment which requires prioritization and ability to multi-task
  • Highly self-motivated; takes initiative; identifies and addresses issues; works efficiently with attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a multinational environment



What makes us attractive – your perspectives?


We offer attractive salary package, company social benefits and mobile working.

We encourage decisions and reward results.

We believe in the power of many - with continuous improvement we build successful teams.

We want to appeal to everyone – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Interested ?


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn. 


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