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EMEA Tax Manager | The Netherlands


Within the EMEA Tax Team the position of a Tax Manager has become available. The Tax Manager will be a part of the EMEA tax team consisting of 6 other members located in different countries. He/she will report to the Regional Tax Director in Canada. The Tax Manager will be taking on primary responsibility for tax for Fortive in one or more countries within the EMEA region and will be operating (independently and within the team) on a wide variety pan European tax projects. Furthermore the Tax manager will support the Tax Director and the other members of the EMEA tax team and Global tax team on various day-to-day or ad hoc tax issues that come up.

The role is predominantly focused on international corporate income tax, you will have a more limited and supportive role with respect to tax accounting and reporting and transfer pricing as this is mainly managed from the US.


More specifically the tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Principal tax contact for one or more EMEA countries on their day-to-day tax affairs, including The Netherlands. This includes planning, compliance and implementation of M&A and other tax projects;
  • Support the M&A tax team with due diligence, perform tax analysis to support deal planning, and support deal integration efforts;
  • Support EMEA tax team members as appropriate on a wide variety of projects;
  • Develop a strong understanding of the relevant Fortive operating companies and develop relationships with key contacts and stakeholders (internal and external);
  • Support the US Transfer Pricing team with respect to tax effective supply chain management and documentation;
  • US group reporting (ASC740, FIN48) and tax audit support;
  • Implementation of continuous improvement of tax processes under Fortive Business Systems (FBS). Manage relationships with tax authorities and other relevant authorities via regular communication and meetings;
  • Monitor and analyze legislative and other relevant tax changes, and advise on potential impact to the Fortive operating companies.





  • University degree in Dutch Tax Law or Tax Economics;
  • Minimum 5 years’ International Corporate Income Tax experience at a major and international accounting or law firm (Manager level or up);
  • Ideally have both Big 4 and In House experience;
  • Experience with acquisitions and divestitures, including post-merger integrations is a plus;
  • Experience with US international tax planning and/or a basic understanding of tax accounting and reporting is a plus;


Fortive provides essential technologies for connected workflow solutions across a range of attractive end-markets. They hold leading positions in precision technologies, advanced healthcare solutions, and intelligent operating solutions. The company is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 17,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service, and administrative employees in more than 50 countries around the world.

It’s shared purpose is to create essential technology that helps the world progress. Their innovations keep the world moving forward. They work together to accelerate the pace of progress and to make a difference by building extraordinary teams for extraordinary results, as they believe in growth and invest in their people to make it happen.

Kaizen is their way of life

Kaizen, or continuous improvement, means they can always do better. It’s the reason they never settle. This commitment to better is the key to their growth and deeply ingrained in their culture: learning from successes and failures, growing as individuals and teams, and always looking for ways to improve.

Why Fortive is a great place to work:

It all starts with the people and the culture. You will enjoy working with colleagues who have a genuine desire to help you solve challenges. This keeps them wired. Their culture is one of continuous improvement. They come into work every day striving to make the organization a little better than it was the day before. They ask the tough questions and push each other to be bold. This occurs in an environment that fosters authenticity and transparency. There are no games. No hidden agenda. No politics. What you see one day is what you will get any other day.


  • Ability to work independently and under pressure within strict time constraints;
  • Successful working independently and as a member of a team;
  • Strong communication skills and a high sense of ownership;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks;
  • You are a self-motivated and pro-active tax professional comfortable with taking initiative with poise and diplomacy;
  • Some travel will be required.

Apply for this position

Are you interested in this dynamic and fast-paced environment or you want to learn more about the company, position and challenges, please contact Patrick Asscher or Rogier Ploeger.


Patrick Asscher

+31 (0)6 53809235

Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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