TAX Manager DACH (m/f/d)

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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Köln, DE

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.


Our Akzo Nobel GmbH in Cologne is searching for a 


Tax Manager DACH (m/f/d)

Your Responsibilities


  • Take responsibility for country tax position of the AkzoNobel legal entities in DACH and ensure that tax filings are compliant with the law
  • Stay up to date on tax regulations and provide tax advice to local stakeholders
  • Develop efficient solutions and tax strategies for DACH region
  • Responsible to optimize tax processes and increase of quality
  • Review IFRS tax reporting in close cooperation with accounting team (local and regional accounting team); including providing guidance & training.
  • Review and sign-off VAT and withholding tax filings
  • Review and coordinating of the corporate income tax return process in conjunction with external service provider and internal accounting and controlling department 
  • Manage and coordinate tax audits
  • Work closely together with the global transfer pricing team to ensure local transfer pricing documentation is in place
  • Support global projects to ensure tax implications are properly considered and implemented

Your Qualification


  • Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting, finance, tax, law, tax counsellor is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in in-house tax role or consulting firm 
  • Solid experience in tax regulations for Germany are mandatory, first experience in tax regulations for Austria and Switzerland would be a plus
  • Willingness to learn and to be always up-to-date in respect to change in tax law
  • High level of customer orientation
  • Strong, effective communication skills
  • Analytical, strategic and problem-solving, pragmatic and pro-active attitude
  • Open for Change Management
  • Proficiency in SAP (or another ERP-System), first experience with HFM would be a plus
  • Excellent skills MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent verbal and written skills in German and English



We are looking forward to receiving your application in English including your salary expectations and your earliest availability date via our career page.


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28919