Worldline Euronext : WLN is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline’s core offerings include pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies.
Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services.
Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes : Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services.
Worldline employs circa 11,000 people worldwide, with 2018 pro forma revenue of circa 2.2 billion euros.
SIX Payment Services is part of Worldline since the 30 November 2018 and offers tailor-made solutions along the entire value chain of cashless payments to financial institutions and merchants worldwide.
Major responsibilities :
Overall responsibility for all German taxation issues including corporate tax, trade tax, VAT, employment taxes, stamp duty and other miscellaneous taxes ( 10 legal entities / branches in Germany, Austria and Poland)
Managing tax risk by ensuring compliance with group policies and external requirements
Full responsibility for ensuring efficient German tax reporting based on German GAAP and IFRS including budgets and forecasts
The candidate will have to provide strong support and to work closely with the accounting department to ensure tax compliance
Providing advice to the business on German and international issues on bids such as withholding tax, German and cross border VAT, tax efficient invoicing, drafting and negotiation of tax clauses in agreements
Excellent working knowledge of Transfer Pricing; involved in preparing Transfer Pricing documentation for Germany
Supporting the business on M&A transactions from a tax perspective
Providing assistance to the group tax team on specific tax global tax projects and initiatives
Supporting all finance management initiatives from a tax perspective
Ensuring awareness of tax issues and tax risks within the wider finance and business community
Advice on employment tax issues and identification and implementation
Manage relationship with external advisors to identify and manage tax risk
Manage relationship with Tax authorities including obtaining rulings, clarifications and managing tax audits / inspections
Generic Skills / Competencies / Qualities :
Skills / competencies Deep understanding of tax issues typically affecting an IT services / payment company Excellent tax accounting skills and working knowledge of accounting issues for services businesses Strong working knowledge of VAT taxation Ability to present business cases and make recommendations to senior management Good communication skills and ability to express complex tax issues in everyday business language Strong analytical and spreadsheet (Excel) skills with attention to detail System knowledge of SAP and HFM will be advantageous Ability to prioritize
Qualifications / Experience :
university degree in business economics (specialization in tax law will be advantageous) or comparable education with tax authorities , tax advisor examination advantageous
Strong German corporate tax background : 6-7 years of experience as a practicing tax specialist of which at least 3 years in a multinational company
Languages : German and English fluent
Why work at Worldline?
Our success comes from strong skills, new ideas, diverse points of view and the energy of all women and men from Worldline.
Not only do they represent our Human Capital, they are also key players in our success. We make managing our talents a major asset in the success of our business.
But, at Worldline, we do more than just managing our talents. It is our top priority to involve them, inspire them, and develop them.
In line with our guiding principle Build your career and grow with us , it is our mission to ensure that their potential can grow and flourish through the numerous development programs and career opportunities we offer.