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Tax Compliance Specialist | Rotterdam


For their Dutch corporate office located in Rotterdam, we are looking for an ambitious Tax Specialist, who is interested in joining the Mercuria direct tax team. You will be working closely with the International Tax Compliance Manager and the Head of Tax Compliance & Technology (NL). The Tax Specialist role is a key tax position supporting the regional tax compliance and tax accounting matters of the group.

More specifically, the tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with senior regional Tax staff and external advisers for the timely filing of the Group’s global tax returns and payments;
  • Support the tax accounting cycle with review and control of periodic tax provisioning, current and deferred tax calculations, and balance sheet management. For statutory closing, this will also include liaising with statutory auditors;
  • Support and responsibility for tax management reporting, working closely with Geneva headquarters;
  • Exposure to wide variety of jurisdictions, with sole responsibility for allocated legal entities and jurisdictions;
  • Managing Withholding Tax, Local File and Country-by-Country reporting requirements;
  • Supporting and preparatory work regarding enquiries/tax audits of (foreign) tax authorities;
  • Opportunity to participate on commercial projects including group restructurings, acquisitions & disposals, and providing support for business divisions.



  • Some 4+ years’ relevant tax experience (tax compliance and/or tax accounting and/or tax advising obtained at a tax advisory firm, law firm or in-house. Some in-house experience is considered a plus);
  • Degree in Tax or Accounting (good with numbers, good knowledge of corporate income tax with interest in other taxes. Affinity with tax accounting/willing to learn);
  • Experience with tax technology projects is a plus;
  • An ability to work accurately to ensure deadlines are managed and met;
  • A transparent person, easy to work with and a true team player (the ability to adapt in changing conditions);
  • Result oriented, disciplined and have a drive for quality and problem solving; and
  • Fluent in English is a must as you will be communicating a lot with teams/individuals in different jurisdictions, Dutch is considered a plus;


Established in 2004, Mercuria is today one of the world’s leading independent energy and commodity trading companies. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, they operate in over 50 countries across 5 continents, employ over 1300 people of more than 40 nationalities in over 30 locations and generate revenues of over $100 billion.

Mercuria specializes in trading and supplying physical commodities, investing in strategic assets, providing financing and logistics services and offering solutions to help clients meet their needs, including their net-zero goals.

They have built a strong reputation with their unwavering focus on compliance and rigorous approach to risk management, and they are now regarded as one of the largest privately-owned businesses of it’s type in the world.

In recent years, they have made a strategic shift towards advancing the energy transition to more sustainable energy, and have invested in a range of projects from renewables and biofuels, to technology metals and electric vehicle infrastructure, and environmental and carbon management products. They have also launched and support several ESG-focused initiatives, such as a program to improve the health and wellbeing of Earth’s oceans in partnership with Hub Ocean.

Mercuria is one of the world’s largest and most successful energy and commodity trading companies, and have been recognized for their contributions to the energy sector.


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If you have the desire to join a multinational, leading and fast-growing energy transition company, where you will have the opportunity to further develop as a tax compliance professional, please contact Patrick Asscher or Rogier Ploeger.


Patrick Asscher

+31 (0)6 53809235

Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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