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Senior VAT Professional (m/f/d)

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Senior VAT Professional (m/f/d)
We are a company focused on the future! We create technology for industries, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. Bringing together the best of both worlds, real and digital, we empower our customers to transform their industries and markets, transforming everyday life. To achieve our goals we need bright minds motivated to make a difference! With lots of projects happening all the time, we need imaginative people who like challenges!
Do you enjoy working with complicated indirect tax challenges? Do you have a good understanding of the EU / international VAT legislation? Are you able to easily adjust to often changing business and legislational environment?

We are seeking an indirect senior VAT professional for our “Group Business Tax Management” team. The position offer the opportunity to manage complex indirect tax issues within international environment.

The tax department is responsible for the taxation of the Siemens Group. Staff is employed in Portugal with a global responsibility and in over 80 countries with a local/ regional expertise. It is part of the Corporate Finance department, today consisting of more than 700 tax and customs subject matter experts involvement in all Siemens Group related financial processes.

The Senior Group Tax Professional reports functionally to the Head of Business Group Tax Management Indirect Taxes and locally to the Head of Tax in Portugal. 

What part will you play?
  • You will be responsible for the global coordination of legal matters related to Siemens Group internal as well as external business activities. VAT, other indirect taxes and other issues from a legal company perspective will be your main responsibilities;
  • You will participate in and/or driving projects and therefor expected to act as the expert in matters related to VAT and other indirect taxes;
  • Your natural stakeholders will be, in addition to the business organization within Siemens Group, other entities within Siemens strategic participations as well as external parties such as tax- and customs authorities;
  • You will have support in your work, being part of an organization of experienced Global Financial Process managers but in your role you are expected and encouraged to take own initiatives and responsibilities;
  • You will be working on projects across the world and will be working on all focus areas and priorities of our Global Indirect Tax team. Based on your experience, you might be assigned specific focus areas, such as geographical focus or content focus. However, you will continue to have a broad VAT role.

We are looking for:

  • A university degree in Law or Finance and Business Administration;
  • Preferable 5-10 years of experience in the areas of European as well as international VAT;
  • Experience from defining and designing internal and external business flows from a legal perspective;
  • Proven experience on delivering timely results;
  • Beneficial if the applicant has knowledge of finance models of larger industrial companies;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Dynamic person with a strong drive and personal integrity;
  • Business and customer oriented;
  • Open minded and prepared to interact in a changing and demanding environment;
  • Like to work on many different levels in the company in an unpretentious way;
  • Like to work with virtual communicator;
  • Being able to manage many things at the same time without losing focus on the target;
  • A genuine team player with strong leadership and well developed communication skills but also prepared to work alone;
  • Available to travel occasionally.


What makes us proud as an employer:

  • The Biggest of Tech Portugal -Technology Production Category (Awarded by Exame Informática and Visão Magazines)
  • Top Companies to work in Portugal (Awarded by LinkedIn)
  • Healthy Workplaces Award - 3rd large corporations (Awarded by Portuguese Psychologists’ Association)
  • Most ESG responsible company in Tech/Industrial Sector (Awarded by Merco Corporate Reputation Monitor)
  • 2nd Best Engineering Company (Awarded by Teamlyzer, biggest portuguese tech community platform)


We are thrilled to have:
A hybrid working model with a flexible working hours policy in order to promote work life balance. A budget for setting up a home office, health insurance and a financial support program for your studies

You also have a medical center on the premises, sports groups, 2 days volunteering, access to e-learning platforms (Learnlight, Linkedin Learning and more) and discounts with partners.

To all these benefits we add the possibility to work in a fresh, relaxed, and always motivated environment.

#Siemens #PeopleAtSiemens

Siemens is committed to creating a diverse environment and is glad to be an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool!


Organization: Controlling and Finance

Company: Siemens S.A.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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