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Tax Advisor | Rijswjk


To support the growth of Kiwa and the increasing complexity of the global activities the tax team at the head office in Rijswijk will be expanded with a new Tax Adviser position. The Tax Adviser will be part of the Kiwa tax team currently consisting of 2 tax professionals and will report to the Kiwa Group Tax Manager. The tasks and responsibilities will primarily consist of international corporate tax matters . More specifically the main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Provide (inter)national tax advice and support on corporate income tax, withholding taxes and special projects relating to international taxation;
  • Support in M&A projects and assist in due diligence on acquisitions, divestments, finance structuring and corporate restructurings;
  • Support tax audits and negotiate with tax authorities;
  • Assist in setting-up, implementing, maintaining and monitoring the (global) transfer pricing methodology as well as provide internal TP advice. Support and update intercompany documentation;
  • Assist with the management of country-by-country / DAC6-and other compliance reportings;
  • Understanding of international wage tax and VAT principles and support business units if needed;
  • Support the Tax Accountant in tax compliance and ensure proper tax accounting & reporting;
  • Liaise with the internal departments (e.g. legal, finance and business), including creating increasing tax awareness, and manage relationships with external tax advisors;
  • Liaise with tax authorities on a regular basis.


Experience and competencies:

  • An excellent and all-round tax professional with an University degree in tax law or fiscal economics;
  • Some 6-8 years of relevant work experience in Dutch and international corporate income tax;
  • In-depth knowledge of Dutch- and international corporate income tax and understanding of the practical applications and impact thereof on the business;
  • Basic knowledge of VAT is a plus;
  • Good understanding of accounting concepts and processes;
  • Being able to explain tax to non-tax professionals in a simple and understandable way is essential;
  • Commercial awareness and customer orientation with a pro-active mindset;
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written, fluent in business English);
  • IT skills: Excel, Word, Outlook.


Kiwa is a TIC company, which means they Test, Inspect and Certify. Impartially and independently. On a global scale and in a wide variety of markets. Kiwa provides trainings, consultancy and data services.

With certification, inspection, testing, training and consultancy services, Kiwa creates trust in their customers’ products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees.

Their TIC activities ensure quality, safety, health, reliability and sustainability – thanks to the work of thousands of skilled, knowledgeable, technically oriented employees.

Recently, Kiwa has been further integrated in the SHV group and as a result the Kiwa tax team regularly interacts with other tax professionals of SHV group companies.


Personal qualities

  • Open, down to earth and hands-on personality with energy and a high level of drive to successfully deliver;
  • Team player with an enthusiastic approach;
  • Ability to constantly (re)prioritise and get things done;
  • Strive for simplification and clarity and focus on value-adding activities;
  • Skilled in developing and extending network of internal and external contacts;
  • Enjoys responsibility, delivers on promises, acts decisively and is loyal to decisions;
  • Uses foresight and identifies opportunities and challenges.

Apply for this position

Are you interested in this challenging in-house position where the company is growing rapidly by acquisitions please contact Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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