director tax europe in Zug

Emil Goetsch, Randstad HR Solutions
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emil goetsch, randstad hr solutions
058 201 56 20

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This interesting role is responsible for managing the corporate tax planning, reporting and compliance for 21 jurisdictions reporting to LKQ Europe's headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner with stakeholders in Countries, Lines of Business, Finance, Supply Chain and other functions to guide the business on tax and transfer pricing matters.

  • Play a leading role in supporting the 1LKQ Europe transformation initiatives across the functions, and partner with LKQ's Chicago-based Corporate Tax Department on the tax and transfer pricing implications of the transformation.

  • As a member of the global tax team, participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of tax planning strategies designed to minimize LKQ's global effective tax rate.

  • Supervise a team of Regional in-house tax professionals in key European countries - currently UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Germany.

  • Ensure compliance with international tax and transfer pricing guidelines and provide transfer pricing audit support.

  • Supervision and review of U.S. GAAP and local statutory income tax provisions.

  • Monitoring of tax compliance and audits through collaboration with LKQ Finance colleagues and supervision of the in-house tax team and outside tax advisors across Europe.

  • Support LKQ's Corporate Tax Department regarding information requirements for U.S. tax reporting, BEPS Country-by-Country reporting, and EU DAC 6 reporting.

  • Monitor future developments in EU and OECD reporting and disclosure initiatives.

  • Documentation and monitoring of internal controls regarding tax matters (U.S. Sarbanes Oxley requirements).

  • Acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration.


Key and Desired Skills:

  • University degree in fiscal economics, tax, law, accounting or finance

  • Professional certifications in tax and/or accounting

  • A minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in international corporate taxation and transfer pricing, preferably with a blend of recent multinational corporate tax department service and prior public accounting or law firm experience; experience with U.S. multinational corporations a strong plus.

  • Significant and recent transfer pricing experience is required. Prior experience with supply chain and distribution activities strongly preferred.

  • Experience with U.S. GAAP accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), and knowledge of U.S. controlled foreign corporation rules would be a definite plus. Microsoft Office skills required.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and German. Other languages would be an advantage.

  • Hands-on problem solver, with excellent influencing and communication skills to drive results in a multi-cultural, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Ability to deal with a high workload and determined to achieve high quality, business- oriented results.

  • High moral, ethical and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others.

    If the above catches your interest apply today. I look forward to hearing from you!