The Hertz Corporation Senior Financial Accountant - Indirect Tax Team in Swords, Ireland

General Responsibilities:

Hertz started as a 12 car operation in Chicago in 1918, and has since grown into the world’s leading car rental company with over 11,000 locations throughout 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 # 1 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 are currently looking for a Senior Indirect Tax Accountant to join our Indirect Tax Team.

What is this role all about?

Reporting to the Indirect Tax Director and based in the Shared Service Centre in Swords, Co. Dublin, as Senior Indirect Tax Accountant you will lead a team of nine direct reports and be primarily responsible for overseeing all Indirect Tax filing, to include:

  • Indirect Tax compliance across nine EU jurisdictions (Italy, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands)

  • Review of VAT return preparation processes filings and other indirect tax filings (Intrastat, ESL, etc.)

  • Optimise VAT accounting processes

  • Support Indirect Tax Director on new business initiatives, contract reviews, compliance processes, general technical questions, projects, etc.

  • Work with the general accounting teams and in-country Tax Managers to implement and improve end-to-end indirect tax process and internal procedures to mitigate risks

  • Monitoring internal controls and SOX requirements

  • Monthly review/approval of VAT account reconciliations as per Hertz accounting policy

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and ensure timely filing of all Indirect Tax returns, including payment of taxes

  • Leading and managing a multi-cultural and motivated compliance team

  • Ensure proper internal controls and undertake VAT health-checks in the EU corporate countries

  • Review the major accounting processes for VAT compliance and identify and implement opportunities to simplify procedures

  • In conjunction with the country tax managers/tax advisers monitor and advise on the impact of VAT law changes to Hertz network, including identification of potential indirect tax risks and/or opportunities for savings

  • Support the Indirect Tax Director and Country Finance Business Partners/Tax Managers to handle enquiries/issues

  • Contribute to best practices and develop harmonized processes within the Indirect Tax team

Essential Requirements:

What do we need from you?

  • Good working knowledge of English

  • Knowledge of another EU language is highly desired, but not essential

  • Proven team management skills

  • Degree in Economics/Finance or equivalent desirable

  • Fully or part-qualified in a professional body (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA,) desirable

  • +3 years’ accounting experience in industry, shared service centre or audit/tax firm


  • Results driven, proactive and team player

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Open and flexible attitude to manage tasks

  • Time-management skills and strong attitude to manage tax deadlines

  • Knowledge of accounting systems and desire to understand how multiple systems operate

  • Microsoft Office

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 inan established organisation please APPLY NOW

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Job ID 137189

# Positions 1

Location IE-Swords

Category Accounting/Finance

Division HESC - Financial Centre