The Hertz Corporation General Accountant – Indirect tax team - French and/or German in Swords, Ireland

General Responsibilities:

Hertz started as a 12 car operation in Chicago in 1918, and has since grown into one of the world’s leading car rental companies with over 9000 corporate and franchise locations throughout approximately 140 countries. The secret of our success is no secret, really - it lies in providing rewarding career paths, fostering personal achievement and celebrating our collective success. Being a world leader takes talent, a clear vision of the road ahead, a driving passion for excellence, but most of all, great people.

Our European Service Centre office based in Swords Dublin employs approximately 900 people with over 29 different nationalities and we’re currently looking for an Indirect Tax Accountant to join our Tax team.

What is the role all about?

The Indirect Tax Accountant will be primarily focused on VAT compliance and other direct/indirect tax filing obligations. You will be required to work on various projects and supplementary works to improving processes/procedures within the Shared Service Centre. You may be required to deal with compliance obligations in other jurisdiction, for which training will be provided, where required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for timely preparation and submission of French / German VAT returns and certain other indirect tax obligations

  • Computation of indirect tax payments and liaising with finance department for processing requests for payment

  • Preparing the reconciliation of VAT accounts according to Hertz accounting policy

  • Supporting Indirect Tax Director in indirect tax queries/issues

  • Ensuring indirect tax compliance in adherence with the market legislation

  • Liaising with the country business & tax teams and Hertz international network.

  • Ensuring the preparation and submission of indirect tax returns

  • Preparing the reconciliation of VAT accounts according to Hertz accounting policy

  • Computation of indirect tax payments and liaising with finance department for processing the payment of indirect taxes

  • Involvement in month-end process under US GAAP accounting

  • Staying abreast of VAT law changes

  • Finding and working on new opportunities for implementing indirect tax processes

  • Support internal control and SOX compliance activities related to indirect tax

Essential Requirements:

What do we need from you?

  • University degree and/or fully qualified and/or in the process to be qualified in a professional body (a Tax qualification is preferred but not mandatory)

  • At least 1/2 year of experience in a tax role or similar in industry or audit/tax firm

  • Fluent in French and/or German & working knowledge of English

  • Some knowledge of local VAT law and indirect taxes

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office

  • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels

  • Proactive, enthusiastic attitude to work and committed to continuous process improvement

  • Time management skills and strong attitude to manage tax deadlines

We will offer successful candidates who are overseas a relocation package. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with excellent career opportunities, training & development, a range of Benefits and Incentives such as: Canteen, Gym, staff discount programme and many more.

If you believe you have the skills and experience required to succeed within this challenging role in an established organisation please APPLY NOW

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Job ID 136988

# Positions 1

Location IE-Swords

Category Accounting/Finance

Division HESC - Financial Centre