Sr. Tax Analyst, VAT

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1076 CM

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

The EMEA Senior VAT specialist role is a newly created role in our Finance team, reporting into the EMEA VAT Lead. As the VAT Specialist you will take the lead regarding VAT reporting filings and compliance processes to ensure timely and accurate filing and document relevant positions are taken. Next to this you will be communicating and coordinating with external advisory partners and internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for multiple European entities at Under Armour.

We’re looking for a candidate with a self-starting mentality and a person who’s able to work in a team but has a high sense of responsibilities for their job.
At Under Armour we work in a hybrid model, 2 days in the office and the possibility to work 3 days from home. Our office is located next to the Olympic Stadion in Amsterdam. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Support the EMEA VAT Lead in the day-to-day functions related to the management of VAT compliance duties.
•    Prepare indirect tax returns (VAT, EC sales & Intrastat reports).
•    Prepare large volume reconciliations of the VAT accounts, including Blackline submissions as per Corporate Accounting guidelines 
•    Coordinate indirect tax return submissions with 3rd party service providers.
•    Monitor compliance matters (review of VAT assessments, VAT payments, VAT refunds, audits)
•    Assist in indirect tax audits, collaborating closely with the accounting team and external tax advisors
•    Share timely and accurate information required by Local / Global Auditors 
•    Ensure timely payments and forecasts.
•    Provide business support, from answering ad hoc VAT questions to participating in projects.
•    Participate in SAP regression testing related to VAT rates changes/new implementations as required
•    Identify and manage VAT risks and opportunities.
•    Monitor and assess VAT law and VAT compliance changes applicable to UA.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    Strong and up to date knowledge of European indirect tax compliance.
•    Knowledge on the EU VAT directive and European E-invoicing requirements.
•    Experience with automated VAT tools preferred.
•    Experience with US owned Companies preferred.
•    Advanced knowledge of SAP.
•    Understanding and knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations.
•    Written and oral fluency in English is mandatory.
•    Advanced Excel skills and ability to develop and run reports.
•    Ability to diagnose and resolve problems; data driven; sound judgment and critical thinking.
•    Excellent analytical and communication skills (written and verbal).
•    Team Player. Loves being part of a team, both leading and serving; demonstrated deep commitment to colleagues; highly effective in a matrix environment.
•    Humble & Hungry.  Confidence without arrogance; driven to continually “up their game" regardless of prior successes.
•    Stay True, always be faithful to the principles of honesty and professionalism.
•    Resilient, focus on how goals can be achieved by overcoming obstacles and not on the number of obstacles that arise.
•    Unparalleled Integrity.  In good times and bad, takes ownership for mistakes; delivers tough messages directly; doesn’t “back-channel”.
•    Action Oriented.  "Can do" and "does do" attitude; authentically engaged with people and situations.
•    Accountable.  Commits to stretch goals and delivers; holds self and team to highest performance standards.
•    “Gets” Under Armour.  Passionately embraces the challenge and effort to keep UA unique; committed to go the extra mile to build/protect the Brand.

Education And / Or Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Fiscal Law
•    3-4 years’ working experience in European Indirect tax. 

Other Requirements


•    No relocation provided

Under Armour is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage qualified diverse candidates to apply. Under Armour does not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, or any other protected category. 


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