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VAT Compliance & Automation Specialist | The Netherlands


Due to the growth of our Indirect Tax business unit, we are looking for a VAT Compliance & Automation Specialist. She/he will be working at our clients which are generally multinational and listed companies to fulfill all kinds of secondments and projects. The assignments vary in length (on average about 5-6 months) and location. The VAT Compliance & Automation specialist will be primarily involved in VAT Compliance & Accounting- and VAT Automation projects.

We offer you the possibility to develop from a VAT-compliance into a VAT-automation specialist. As we believe these jobs will be more and more linked in the future.

More specifically the tasks and responsibilities are:


VAT Compliance & Accounting activities:

  • Preparing/reviewing/filing VAT returns and other compliance obligations (from beginning to the end) for various countries in EU;
  • Assist clients with VAT audits set up due to filed VAT returns;
  • Support in ad hoc VAT Compliance related requests and projects;
  • Assist / advise clients with VAT and Intrastat related questions from/towards the tax authorities and the business;
  • Performing sample checks on transaction data/invoices for each return and make necessary adjustments;
  • Preparing the VAT accounts reconciliations and clearings;
  • VAT training of non-VAT employees of the client.

VAT Automation activities:

  • Assist in ERP implementation projects from a VAT perspective; like SAP S4/Hana or Oracle
  • ERP testing on VAT set-up and determination; e.g. flows, codes, other relevant data’s effects on VAT decision. ERP systems are predominantly SAP (increasingly SAP S4/Hana) or Oracle, but Microsoft dynamics JDEdwards etc. are also systems you will work and get familiar with.
  • In consultation with IT and Tax departments ensure further standardization, automation and continuous improvement of the VAT process;
  • Data process improvements, and data analytics, using various tooling (Alteryx, Excel or custom build tools).


We are an Interim and search agency specialized in interim tax assignments. We offer a wide array of interim solutions to our clients. We have developed a strong presence in interim tax services combining both independent contractors as well as our own staff to fill the needs of our multinational operating clients. We have various business units focusing on Indirect Tax, Tax Accounting & Reporting or general Tax Management.



The VAT Compliance & Automation Specialist will need to be a hands-on, practical, self starter who can work independently. She/he will also have the backup and training from our experienced Indirect Tax Partners. You have a solid background in VAT Compliance and affinity with VAT Automation.

  • Education in a relevant field (bachelor or master) and 5+ years of experience as a VAT Specialist handling European VAT.
  • In-house experience is a plus.
  • Experience with ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle is a preferred, but possibility to learn on the job.
  • Pro-active, hands-on and able to work independent.
  • Ability to work at different levels in organizations.
  • Fun, easy-going and sociable personality.
  • Eager to learn and develop.
  • Fluent English is essential and ideally Dutch.
  • Willing to work in different locations (but always in consultation).

Apply for this position

Are you interested in joining not only our Indirect Tax business unit and becoming part of The Resource family, please contact Rogier Ploeger or Sjef de Wit.


Rogier Ploeger
+31 (0)6 18841557

Sjef de Wit
+31 (0)6 30714352

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