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Ritchie Bros

VAT Compliance Manager | Breda


At Ritchie Bros’ European head office located in Breda a new position has arisen for a VAT Compliance Manager, reporting to the Senior VAT Manager. The VAT Compliance Manager manages the work of the VAT Compliance Specialists and will ensure all VAT filings are done in a correctly and timely manner. Furthermore the VAT Compliance Manager is responsible for a variety of compliance process improvements and supports the implementation of automation solutions (e.g. Alteryx).

More specifically the main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee, organize and lead the day-to-day operations of the VAT compliance team, ensuring that RB remains compliant;
  • Manage the services of external VAT compliance consulting firms;
  • Translate complex VAT technical advice into company wide processes, data flows and technology requirements;
  • Propose VAT technology improvements and drive them to implementation and resolution;
  • Providing cross departmental ad hoc VAT advise and identifying and mitigating tax risks from a VAT perspective;
  • Handle tax inspections, from routine queries to complex situations;
  • Collaborate with the Senior VAT Manager on strategies and technologies to improve the level of assurance in VAT compliance and efficiency of processes;
  • Actively participating in cross functional projects from scoping through requirement gathering, to testing and deployment;
  • Performs SOX control review, filing review, JE and payment review and approvals;
  • Produce and give VAT trainings for other departments.



The ideal candidate is an ambitious, hands-on and self-starting VAT professional with a relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Tax or Accounting and at least 5 to 6 years of experience (more is welcome as well) in an international accounting firm or in-house and operational experience with filing of VAT, EU Sales listings and Intrastat returns.


Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company’s selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; MarketplaceE, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales.

The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat® auctions, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services.


Furthermore you have/are:

  • Experience with ERP systems and advanced knowledge of Excel;
  • Highly structured mind and organized, able to plan, present and document processes and situations;
  • Able to understand complex technical VAT advice and connect the dots to compliance processes and systems;
  • Able to define and frame the issues in a summarized fashion, understanding the essence, arriving to relevant conclusions;
  • Fluent in English, other European language is considered a plus, especially Polish or German.

Apply for this position

Are you looking for an independent VAT Compliance Manager position in a fast paced environment where you can make impact by further improving the compliance process, please contact Patrick Asscher or Rogier Ploeger.


Patrick Asscher

+31 (0)6 53809235

Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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