Senior Indirect Tax Accountant


Lodz, LD, PL, 90-530

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role:
The person in this position will be responsible for VAT returns, EC Listing,  Intrastat reports, and local tax reports.  He/She needs to understand the assigned countries' VAT and local tax requirements in order to maintain compliance with regulations and ensure the VAT and local VAT filings are accurate and complete. The person in this position will be responsible for tax coding and quality check of documents, reconciliation of the VAT accounts, making the respective VAT journal entries to clear VAT accounts, processing of payments to local Authorities and monitoring of the refunds, and archiving of documents. He/She will support VAT audits performed by local tax authorities. The person in this position will be in charge of communication with internal customers: business units, tax leaders, and other sub-contracted support functions to resolve discrepancies, issues, and queries not only for VAT but also for accounting and compliance-related matters. He/She will be a part of the process of VAT standardization, automation, and process improvements to ensure VAT compliance, support development and recommendation of VAT operational processes and internal policies


Key responsibilities:

  • VAT declaration preparation
  • Tax coding for the invoices 
  • Intrastate reporting (for EU country)
  • VAT accounts reconciliation and clearing
  • Processing of VAT payments to local Authorities and monitoring the VAT refunds
  • Audit activities
  • Providing coaching and guidance to business units and other sub-departments on Indirect Tax related subjects
  • Contact vendors, Tax Authorities, and external consultants to resolve discrepancies, issues, and queries for VAT-related matters


About you:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Law, or Taxes;
  • Fluent in English with strong speaking and writing skills;
  • German/ Italian language will be an asset;
  • More than 3 years of experience in accounting
  • Experience in international tax accounting will be an asset;
  • Ability to work under pressure in an international and diverse environment; 
  • Strong MS Office package knowledge, especially Excel (formulas and data analysis);
  • SAP knowledge will be an asset;
  • Good knowledge of corporate and international taxation concepts and familiarity with European tax laws and regulations;
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Solution-oriented/independent;
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving Initiative and persistence to pursue problems to resolution;
  • Very good communication skills and interpersonal skills.


We offer:

  • Employment on a regular basis in the sweetest company in the world.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Lunch card to be used for groceries and restaurants.
  • Private medical care in Lux Med (basic package fully financed by BC).
  • Fit Profit sports card co-financed by BC.
  • PPE: we care about your future, and we save money for your retirement.
  • Cafeteria Program as a part of Social Fund.
  • Group life insurance.
  • Hybrid working model: min. 8 days in the office a month.
  • As part of our work-life balance culture, we can start work between 7 am and 10 am.
  • Free consultation with a lawyer once a quarter.
  • Chocolate! Yes, surprising but we have chocolate in the office, for Christmas, BC’s Birthday, and many other occasions during the year.
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruits and veggies to the office.
  • You can purchase our sweet products with a special discount.
  • Relax zone in the office and plenty of options to choose from: PlayStation 5, football table, pool table, Ping-Pong, library, table games, and massage chairs.
  • Sport @work? Sure! We have treadmills and indoor exercise bikes with a laptop station.
  • We like to party as much as we like chocolate! We have integration budgets we can use for team events.
  • Forever Chocolate and Event Team: you can join them and have a real influence on social life in BC and CSR activities.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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