Head of Tax (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Director
Date:  Apr 3, 2024


HRS, a pioneer in business travel, aims to elevate every stay through innovative technology. With over 50 years of experience, their digital platform, driven by ProcureTech, TravelTech, and FinTech, transforms how companies and travelers Stay, Work, and Pay.

ProcureTech digitally revolutionizes lodging procurement, connecting corporations and suppliers in a cutting-edge ecosystem. This enables seamless efficiency and automation, surpassing travelers' expectations.

TravelTech redefines the online lodging experience, offering personalized content from selection to check-in, ensuring an unparalleled journey for corporate travelers.

In FinTech, HRS introduces advancements like mobile banking and digital payments, turning corporate back offices into touchless lodging enablers, eliminating legacy cost barriers. The innovative 2-click book-to-pay feature streamlines interactions for travelers and hoteliers.

Combining these technology propositions, HRS unlocks exponential catalyst effects. Their data-driven focus delivers value-added services and high-return network effects, creating substantial customer value.

HRS's exponential growth since 1972 serves over 35% of the global Fortune 500 and leading hotel chains.

Join HRS to shape the future of business travel, empowered by a culture of growth and setting new industry standards worldwide.


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.


 As Head 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 Head 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 and are able to assess the tax risks and concerns of the entire group. 


  • Development of processes and the implementation of ever new requirements in a rapidly changing enviroment
  • Coordination with the tax authorities and audits (GK, BZST, Payroll audit)
  • Ability to adapt to German and international requirements
  • Coordination with external advisors


  • 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


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.


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.

Req ID:  17587

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