Tax Specialist

Tax Specialist, 32-40h, Hengelo Overijssel

For our client, Thales, we are looking for a Tax Specialist (freelance/fixed position).


About the team

The finance department of Thales Nederland consists of ~50 team members organized in 2 different competence centers (clusters):

  • Shared Services Accounting, Reporting & Controlling;
  • Bid & Project, Industrial and Procurement Control (Business Control)


The SSC Accounting, Reporting & Controlling is responsible for the accounting activities of Thales Nederland B.V. As a tax specialist you will be part of this department and concerned with delivering support on tax matters to mainly Thales Nederland B.V. but possibly also to other Thales entities in the Netherlands.

Thales needs a Tax Specialist to support its challenging Accounting Team located in Hengelo.


About your future job

As a tax specialist of our team, you will serve as the primary tax specialist for the organization on the tax-related topics within Thales Nederland B.V. and possibly for other entities of Thales in the Netherlands. Your role will encompass delivering compliance to tax rules, monitoring tax deadlines, communication with stakeholders (Dutch Tax Authority, other Ministries, and internal), providing insightful financial guidance, identifying and alerting stakeholders to potential risks and opportunities, and actively participating in finance-related improvements to enhance operational efficiency.


Your main tasks will include:

  • Preparing tax assessments and payments of these taxes (e.g. WBSO, income tax, VAT);
  • Coordinating tax audits including the monitoring of tax rulings;
  • Evaluating, monitoring and implementing tax policies, practices and functional performance standards;
  • Supporting internal and external information requests on tax related topics;
  • Performing internal control tasks on tax related topics;
  • Ensuring financial integrity and adherence to processes (tax compliance);
  • Supporting internal improvement and change projects related to tax;
  • Being a team player on various organizational levels.


Why you'd be a good match

  • You have at least a Bachelor degree in Tax including one till five years of relevant work experience on tax, preferably in an international environment.
  • You have affinity with tax and accounting processes and a sufficient knowledge of Dutch Tax Law and MS Office.
  • We are looking for a candidate with passion for finance and who likes to work in an informal environment.
  • You have the ability to understand complex processes.
  • Strong organization, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills are crucial in this role.
  • You are curious by nature and can grow into a professional role as business partner on the tax related topics within the Thales NL organization.
  • Good communication skills (Dutch as native language and English at a proficient level.) and be a valued business partner. You have the ability to understand complex issues and to see the overall view.
  • Knowledge of ERP-systems is helpful.


What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, for example in regard to technical, commercial, or international skills.
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.
  • A comfortable workspace in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work-life balance.
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness, and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.