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Finance Operations Manager - EMEA

Finance Operations Manager - EMEA

Job ID 
544026
Location 
SK-Bratislava
Posted Date 
6/2/2017
Company 
Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o.
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
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Job Description

Amazon is seeking a Finance Operations Manager to lead Tax Operations function in Europe. This role is based in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Manager will lead the team of tax compliance analysts, who are responsible for collection of tax identity information from suppliers, tax withholding, withholding payments, and for information/withholding reporting. This will include collaborating with Corporate Tax and identifying appropriate support needed from external consultants when necessary.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Manage withholding (WHT) operations in EMEA, including correct systems set-up, proper/timely withholding of tax, and remittance and reporting of WHT withheld;
  • Manage network of 3rd party service providers in EMEA, who provide WHT compliance services to Amazon;
  • Negotiation of contracts with 3rd party service providers (WHT compliance services);
  • Resolution of disputes with suppliers/vendors;
  • Resolution of internal systems defects;
  • Definition of underlying processes and procedures;
  • Definition of process improvements;
  • Managing the team of tax analysts;
  • Communication with third party expert advisors and internal Amazon stakeholders on tax-related issues, consulting with Corporate Tax and network of external advisors as needed
  • Efficient management of new business/country expansions of Amazon from WHT compliance perspective;
  • Monitor the region for legislative or regulatory changes, policy development and jurisprudence to identify and mitigate potential tax exposures
  • Liaise closely with tax authorities on compliance related topics and in case of tax audits
  • Identify new tax requirements and provide input on significant law changes that can have a broader impact
  • Build strong business relationships across Amazon, providing support and collaboration with stakeholders to manage efforts that minimize tax exposures and maximize business opportunities by identifying, researching, quantifying, and implementing relevant tax planning and compliance activities
  • Review tax filings and returns prior to submission to taxing authorities
  • Prepare materials needed for tax provisions

Basic Qualifications

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Taxation or Tax Law
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant accounting/finance/tax experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Strong accounting, analytical, and tax research skills
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in withholding and information reporting compliance, preferably for a multinational organization
  • CPA or Chartered Accountant Certification
  • Knowledge of Oracle eB-Tax and Payables Modules a plus
  • Experience working with tax compliance software such as GTCE, Vertex, ONESOURCE, etc. a plus
  • Work experience in supporting audit defense
  • Fluency in German, French, Spanish, Italian or other common EMEA language is a plus

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