Tax & Compliance Specialist

Tax & Compliance Specialist

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Barcelona Office, Spain.
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Tax & Compliance Specialist

Are you always looking for the bigger picture? But are you also getting enthusiastic of the details? Do you like to be responsible for several countries within region EMEA? Do you like having contacts with stakeholders and specialists? If the answer is “yes,” then look no further!

Your department

The FSSC EMEA team is located in Veghel (headquarters of Vanderlande) and in Spain (Barcelona). In total the team consists of 26 people. The main goal of the team is to provide high-quality and professional services for the EMEA region. The scope of FSSC EMEA comprises tax and compliance, credit management and maintaining/improving financial processes. All regular transactions (processing invoices and bank statements) will be executed by your colleagues in Pune (India). 

Your role

We will give you the opportunity to act as an independent financial within the FSSC EMEA team. In this role you are responsible for companies within the EMEA region and reporting to the finance manager EMEA. Especially focussing on month-end closing, statutory audits and tax activities. You will be using tools like; Hubble, JD Edwards, Tungsten, Blackline and Longview.

In this role you will to will be responsible for:

  • The balance sheet of your countries (having conversations with business- and project control to understand the figures);
  • Entering adjustments in the ERP system;
  • The compilation of financial statements;
  • Tax declarations for specific countries (VAT, tax withholding, corporate income tax);
  • Guiding audits performed by the external auditors;
  • Reporting to the local authorities (Chamber of Commerce, Bureau of Statistics);

Your Profile

  • A Bachelor/Master degree in Accountancy or Business Economics / Business administration;
  • 3+ years of relevant experience within an international organization or accountancy firm;
  • Affinity with Tax rules and regulation;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Eager to learn;
  • You dare to ask questions;
  • You are curious in understanding things;
  • You understand the accounting principles according to IFRS;
  • You are familiar with J-SOX;
  • You have knowledge of Excel;
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Dutch is an advantage
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards is an advantage.


  • Independent
  • Proactive
  • Stress Resistance
  • Analyzing