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S/4 HANA Indirect Tax Expert


For one of our clients, we are looking for S/4 HANA Indirect Tax expert.

Start: 1/11/24
Duration: 12 months - extension possible
Location: Basel and remote

Provide supply of services around Indirect tax (IDT) and SAP. Support Company internal IDT team in several projects that involve setting up different older SAP Systems or S/4 HANA in respect of Indirect tax relevant parameters. Together with internal IDT staff represent IDT in several global projects where IDT set-up in SAP is crucial for new business transactions or change of current business set-ups.
A combination of long-time experience and knowledge of Indirect taxes on a global level as well as strong knowledge of the technical set-up of Indirect taxes in SAP systems is required.
Further be a back -up for IDT compliance tasks in case of sickness, pregnancy, vacations of Indirect tax compliance staff.

General Objectives:
• Secure high quality of IDT set-up in SAP Systems. This is crucial in order to make sure that global business transactions are handled correctly, and incoming and outgoing invoices are treated in a compliant manner.
• Align with other stakeholders globally regarding the implementation or change of business set-ups (i.e. Alignment of SAP Indirect tax set-up of Swiss Hub entity with the indirect tax settings of local distribution companies in countries where patients are domiciled)
• Documentation of transactions and its SAP and VAT qualification, where external service provider is and has been involved.
• Master data (e.g. tax classification customer and tax classification material)): Provide input how and what need to be adapted, implemented, and changed in order to keep Master data up to date.
• Be a back-up for current IDT compliance staff in case of sickness, pregnancy and in some cases during vacation of staff.
• Periodically inform IDT Leaders about tasks where external service provider is involved.

o Taking part in all projects related discussions and meetings held.
o Definition of the indirect tax treatment for sales and purchase invoice documents (in co-ordination with IDT Team and external service providers involved)
o Mapping and documentation of transactions and its SAP and VAT qualification
o Definition and implementation of tax Codes in different SAP Systems
o Definition of the VAT relevant master data (e.g. tax classification customer and tax classification material)
o Setting up the SD sales tax determination and conditions (e.g. vk11/12/13 and OBCD tables)
o Ensuring all required reports such as the VAT standard reports, EC-Sales list and INTRASTAT reports are correctly set-up.
o UAT (User Acceptance Testing)
o Hypercare after go-live
• Further tasks of the IDT Technology role:
o Involved and ensure proper set-up of plant abroad functionality from an indirect tax point of view
o Maintenance of master data if required such as VK13 conditions, tax classification material etc.
o Support and maintain the intercompany invoicing system concerning IDT set-up especially related to tax codes
o Definition and Implementation of tax Codes for countries in scope on different older SAP Systems or S/4 HANA
o Setting up the SAP SD sales tax determination and conditions
o Setting up the SAP MM purchase tax determination and tables
o Tax rate changes: adapt internal systems/define new tax codes
o General VAT support and VAT SAP technical related questions
• IDT Compliance tasks (in case of back-up current IDT staff):
o Prepare Swiss and foreign VAT declarations, Intrastat arrival and Instrastat dispatch returns, EC Sales and Purchase list.
o Monthly and/or yearly reconciliation between income according to P&L with the figures declared in IDT declaration
o Review supplier invoices if local tax requirements are fulfilled
o Manage SAP IDT Balance sheet accounts.

• University level degree in Business Administration/ Economics/Tax/Finance or Chartered Accountant / MBA desirable
• At least 7 years’ experience in an indirect tax function with European or global Indirect tax engagement
• Deep Knowledge in SAP, especially indirect tax set-up in SAP such as OBCD Table and VK 11-13
o Indirect tax knowledge Swiss VAT law
o Understanding and experience of complex international business transactions with chain transaction involving several entites located in different countries
o Understanding of Indirect tax implications related to rolling-out multi-country initiatives
• Communication Skills
• Ability to set priorities
• Problem Solving Orientated
• Cross Functional Working
• Coaching and motivating others
• Proven analytical and conceptual skills, combined with ability to implement
• Know approaches and tools to handle resistance and elevate change/ engagement
• Known for strong collaboration and networking with the broader People & Organization community and other stakeholders
• Fluent in English and German

If you are interested, please apply with your latest CV

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

S/4 HANA Indirect Tax Expert