Global Lead of Tax (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  May 31, 2024

HRS AS A COMPANY

At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success. In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions. 
The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 40 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change on the other.

BUSINESS UNIT

At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success. In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions. 
The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 40 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change on the other.

POSITION

 As Global Lead of Tax (all genders), you will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Group while working closely with various stakeholders across the Group. The Global Lead of Tax is execution driven, takes ownership and prioritizes projects and tasks with a global, corporate view on the business activities and pushing things forward in accordance with strong monitoring and management advise. With the preference to work in fast pace, multinational environments, yet creative and technology driven individuals, and with very close contact to the management team you have the flexibility to navigate challenging situations in a competent and confident way. You are characterised by absolute adherence to deadlines, organisational talent and the ability to reduce complexity. You maintain a holistic overview, you coordinate tasks in collaboration with external consultants and you are able to assess the tax risks and concerns of the entire group. 

CHALLENGE

  • Development of processes and the implementation of ever new requirements in a rapidly changing international environment
  • Coordination with the tax authorities and audits (GK, BZST, Payroll audit)
  • Ability to adapt to German and international requirements
  • Coordination with external advisors in respect of CIT, VAT and Transfer-Pricing issues

FOR THIS EXCITING MISSION YOU ARE EQUIPPED WITH...

  • Passion for the topic of taxes 
  • Several years of extensive experience in tax and first experience in guiding junior colleagues in an efficient and respectful manner
  • Specific knowledge and experience in national and international tax law
  • Willingness to familiarize yourself with new requirements
  • A solid understanding of interactions between tax measures and requirements
  • Ideally, you are a tax consultant or at least have several years of experience in a comparable position
  • Good presentation and communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex tax related information to non-finance colleagues
  • Fluent in German and English, spoken and written

PERSPECTIVE

Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.

LOCATION, MOBILITY, INCENTIVE

The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

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Req ID:  17587


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