VAT specialist - Group Tax Advisor

Entity:  Daikin Europe Business Support
Job Category:  Finance and Accounting

Warsaw, PL

Job Requisition ID:  1487

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese multinational and worldwide the biggest producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.
DENV is Daikin’s sales, development, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa  comprising headquarter offices in Brussels and Oostende, 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.
Daikin Europe Business Support (DEBS) is a branch of DENV located in Warsaw. As a competency center we aim at being one of the driving forces behind the processes transformation: optimization, standardization and automation in the areas of supply, service, master data, controlling, financial reporting and HR.


Your Responsibilities 

Daikin Europe group has about many complex chain transactions across Europe. We expect you to monitor the VAT in our purchase and sales flows and advise the business in this respect. Daikin Europe is also has an active acquisition policy which means that new flows need to be analysed and new VAT-numbers sometimes need to be applied for. Working on SAP you will also implement these new VAT-numbers and -flows in our ERP system. This needs to be combined with the recurring tax obligations where we strive for continuous improvements and efficiency. The recurring compliance is mainly executed by our shared service center. In your role as a VAT specialist:

  • You will provide VAT advice to the business, analyze new flows and highlight points of attention.
  • You will contribute to projects and interact with different stakeholders.
  • You will follow-up individual country regulations and changes in legislation, both in indirect as direct tax matters and assist local accounting people with the correct set-up of new obligations.
  • You will coordinate the changes that impact various group companies to come to a harmonized solution that fits all needs.
  • You will maintain and ensure a correct VAT set-up in our SAP-system and our VAT reporting tool. SAP-knowledge will be trained on the job.
  • You will be part of the tax team in Daikin Europe which generally covers not only VAT but also Corporate Income Tax and Transfer pricing. You will be trained to assist in other tax activities and be a back-up for other tax procedures.



Our Requirements

  • Master’s degree in economics, economic sciences, law and/or taxation
  • +/- 5 years of professional tax experience in an international context
  • knowledge of SAP and the VAT parameters
  • good working knowledge of VAT rules and legislation within the EU
  • You can work independently within strict deadlines with a hands-on mentality and you are comfortable in balancing multiple projects at the same time
  • You have attention to detail and take ownership in your job
  • You are a team player
  • You are eager to extend your tax knowledge to other area’s than VAT
  • You have excellent oral and written English skills



Our Offer:

  • Professional development in a fast-growing branch of an international manufacturing and trading company
  • Annual performance bonus based on performance appraisal
  • Christmas bonus
  • Health insurance (your contribution is only 1 PLN/month)
  • Group Life and Disability Insurance (your contribution is only 1 PLN/month)
  • Sports and culture card with Kafeteria system (your contribution is only 13 PLN/ month)
  • Business travel insurance (occasional trips to Belgium will be required)
  • Team and integration budget
  • Flexible start time, between 7:30 and 10:00 am
  • Hybrid work model (2HO per week)
  • Discount on Daikin products (50-55%)
  • Access to internal training platform
  • English language classes




Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 


Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.