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Westlake Epoxy

VAT Compliance Specialist | Rotterdam (Hybrid)


At Westlake Epoxy’s head office located in Rotterdam the position has become vacant for a VAT Compliance Specialist. In this role you will be responsible for part of Westlake Epoxy’s indirect tax function and you will report to the Senior Indirect Tax Manager. You will perform accurate and timely VAT related filings and provide all round indirect tax support to business entities across the EU region. You ensure that Westlake Epoxy maintains compliant with all (international) tax rules and regulations and you identify and mitigate tax risks from a VAT perspective. You will work closely with Finance, AP, AR, Supply Chain, Logistics, Customer Service and other departments.

More specifically the main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure a timely, complete and well-documented VAT/Intrastat filings for the European operations;
  • Perform VAT related accounting activities (general ledger clearing, monthly/annual account reconciliations, SOX documentation);
  • Respond to day-to-day VAT queries from other departments, external parties and tax authorities;
  • Support tax/finance projects, new business set-up, systems and activities like the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA in the nearby future;
  • Assist with audits from the relevant (tax) authorities;
  • Help to optimize indirect tax processes and reduce VAT exposure;
  • Continuously monitor and set-up actions in response to new information and changes in business, legislation and jurisprudence;
  • Contribute to in-depth VAT knowledge and VAT awareness within the organization;
  • Act as key contact person for VAT related issues and other indirect tax matters.



  • At least 5+ years’ experience in filing of EU VAT, Sales Listings and Intrastat returns;
  • Education in a relevant field e.g. Bachelor in Accounting or Tax;
  • Experience with SAP, Excel and international environment is a plus;


Westlake is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials and innovative products that enhance life every day. Headquartered in Houston, with operations in Asia, Europe and North America, they provide the building blocks for vital solutions — from housing and construction, to packaging and healthcare, to automotive and consumer.

Westlake Epoxy, a part of the Westlake Family, is a global leading producer of specialty resins, coatings and composites for a variety of industries, including high growth and more sustainable end-uses such as wind turbine blades, light weight automotive structural components and future generations of aerospace composite materials.

You will become part of a robust high-performance team, supported, developed and inspired to achieve your personal best. The health and safety of it’s employees and communities, and the vigilant stewardship of the environment and sustainability are of utmost importance and at the forefront of everything they do.


  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Teamwork and cooperation;
  • Proactive, accurate, hands-on mentality and willing to learn and work in a dynamic organization;
  • Good written and verbal communication abilities in English.

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Are you looking for a position where you can pick up more than VAT Compliance and where you can develop towards an allround VAT position at a global market leader, please contact Patrick Asscher or Rogier Ploeger.


Patrick Asscher

+31 (0)6 53809235

Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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