Purpose & Function Description
The overall objective of Corporate Tax is to create value for the global enterprise, business units, and shareholders by maximizing corporate profitability through minimizing overall tax burden while executing and directing compliance to conform with all legal frameworks in preserving the Company’s reputation and integrity.
Overall Relevance for the Organisation
Corporate Tax is responsible E2E to ensure Indirect tax compliance. The Senior Manager Indirect Tax must ensure that all indirect tax law regulations are complied with and that diverse tax filing requirements are executed thoroughly and in-time to avoid serious penalties and tax audit assessments.
The position has to interact with Local Accounting & Controlling at HQ, GBS and world-wide subsidiaries to provide reliable data and align business processes and decisions with legal & fiscal requirements.
To that purpose it is essential to build up tax know-how throughout the organization and to create awareness for aligning business decisions with Tax Compliance in advance as well as maintaining corresponding tax policies and guidelines.
Business Partnering & Communication
Partner with business (Accounting, Finance Managers of subsidiaries, Business Units at HQ ) and Senior Management (Corporate Finance, Corporate Tax) within the assigned area of responsibility.
Ensure fact based decision by creating transparency on tax implications of business projects
Develop and lead adequate communication packages to business partners and Senior Management to reach acceptance of required changes for achieving tax compliance
Lead medium sized projects), implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievement
Lead digitalization initiatives for Corporate Tax and preparatory work and ensure sustainability of achievements
Lead on the new and improved working methods for relevant processes and systems
Manage on the roll outs of the fully automated compliance process for Indirect Tax
Significantly contribute to the achievement of the department strategy
Analysis / Reporting
Lead the developments and implementation of state-of-the-art analytic reports to ensure data quality and Indirect tax cash management
Achieve significant improvements through improved data management and reporting requirements
Develop and maintain relationships across all business functions within adidas to increase understanding and relevance of tax compliance
Develop and manage relationships with external consultants and advisors
Ensure smooth operation of the business by taking ownership for related actions, e.g. support and manage Tax audit and train business organisation in compliance requirements
Support negotiation with tax authorities in tax audits
Local and Group Accounting & Controlling at HQ and GBS
Legal Entity Controlling
Municipalities, Chamber of Commerce
Statutory and tax advisors
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficient knowledge of Tax law including indirect tax and basic international Tax law
Comprehensive understanding of business processes and structures
High degree of customer orientation to ensure they understand tax requirements and increase willingness to comply with them
Positive and energetic personality with strong interpersonal & excellent communication skills for influencing others
Ability to maneuver in consistently changing environment with regard to adidas business processes as well as constantly changing tax laws
Ability to operate cross-functionally with different HQ departments and world-wide subsidiaries as well as understanding of external business drivers
Thorough understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within adidas
Experience in Project Management
Business fluency in English (written and spoken)
Education and Experience
Degree in Business Administration and apprenticeship as tax clerk
Very profound knowledge of Indirect TAX and as well a basic knowledge of Corporate Income Tax and International Tax law
More than six years of Tax experience