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VAT Manager – Iberia & Italy & Greece

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/12/2017 5:54:29 AM
  • 2721262
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment:
Location(s): Hungary ; Budapest

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Essential Responsibilities:

    The Global Ops VAT Team is responsible for preparing, reviewing & submitting VAT, EC Sales and Purchase listing & associated statistical filings for all GE businesses across Europe. This covers VAT services for 800+ legal entities operated by GE affiliates across 31 countries in Europe in close cooperation with GE Business VAT Managers, Corporate VAT Managers (Country/Regional & Technical/Policy), local & regional business controllership & finance teams. Services are governed by the GE S&T Enterprise Standards and GE MAP 020.30. Service scope includes support on VAT advisory activities and external & internal audit support/management.

    Responsibilities, Skills & Experience
  • Own the W2W VAT process for the country or region. This includes preparation (including VAT account reconciliation), review/approval, submission and payment process for VAT and associated filings (e.g. EC Sales & Purchase listing, Intrastat) for the country or region.
  • Allocate returns and all filings for preparation, review, submission and payment across the country or regional team; provide support on more complex areas of VAT compliance & manage VAT risk for the country or region.
  • Allocate VAT accounts to be reconciled across the team; provide support on the monthly/quarterly/annual review. Ensure that the VAT accounts are reconciled in accordance with the relevant GE policies for the country or region.
  • Proactively address gaps in process standards, training and documentation, identify and recommend improvement ideas for productivity & simplification of processes.
  • Ensure all VAT and associated returns are correct, submitted and paid on time for the country or region.
  • Support on VAT advisory activities for the country or region in close cooperation with Business and Corporate VAT Managers (Country/Regional & Technical/Policy) to Business Finance, Global Operations or any other functions which require help.
  • Review & support any VAT Reporting & Controllership Tools, i.e. VRT/GVT and ensure that the DTPs (Desk Top Procedures) and the TKB (The Tax Knowledge Base) are kept up-to-date for VAT in cooperation with Business and Corporate VAT Managers (Country/Regional & Technical/Policy).
  • Support the Tax & VAT SME colleagues in any system (including ERPs and Tax Engines) or Tool related developments (e.g. implementations, upgrades) and queries.
  • Lead the GO country or regional team members. Manage people, drive employee engagement, recruit and develop talents. Establish team priorities, behaviors and deliverables. Monitor operational performance.
  • Support the Tax & VAT Migration & Audit Team in migrations & integrations.
  • Support the Tax & VAT Migration & Audit Team and/or Business VAT and Corporate VAT Managers (Country/Regional & Technical/Policy) in any external & internal audits. Ensure that the audit ready documents are prepared and reviewed prior to being provided to the external auditors.
  • Work with other functions within Global Ops and Business and Corporate VAT teams to ensure that the documents required for audits are properly stored and archived.
  • Initiate, coordinate/lead and/or support - in close cooperation with Business VAT and Corporate VAT Managers (Country/Regional & Technical/Policy) - critical pan-European VAT projects related to service quality, productivity, process simplification, digitization and harmonization as required.
  • Establish close linkage and alignment with Corporate, Businesses and other Global Operations Functions. Act as a GO Business Relationship Manager for businesses as needed.
  • Support GO VAT Leader for Europe in any additional VAT related initiatives, projects as needed.


  • Experience in managing W2W VAT compliance (preparation, review, submission & payment).
  • Experience in VAT advisory work and audit management.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills, including fluency in English.
  • Finance shared services experience, or as a minimum a solid understanding of shared services dynamics
  • Strong ownership & accountability, with a proven track record of execution.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve, creates actionable operational plans.
  • Proven ability to anticipate, and resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to drive process excellence and standardization.
  • Ability to build regulatory & compliance requirements into project requirements.
  • Resource management skills.
  • Cultural awareness & sensitivity: ability to flex style to suit differing cultural norms and experience of leading a culturally diverse team.
  • Good understanding of core Finance operational processes.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Good understanding of GE’s organization, and processes desired
  • GE VAT Reporting Tool or similar Tool experience.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Successful applicant will be legally eligible to enter into an employment relationship under the laws of Hungary

Locations: Hungary ; Budapest

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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