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VAT Compliance Specialist

Refresco | Rotterdam


At the corporate head office based in Rotterdam the new (part-time) position has become available for a VAT Specialist. He/she will report to the Finance Manager and seats in the finance team. The VAT Compliance Specialist will also work together with the Group Tax Manager. The VAT Compliance Specialist is responsible for the VAT Compliance for the Refresco Holding in different countries. Next to this he/she will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the VAT flows and set-up in SAP. Ad-hoc advisory will also be part of the position. More specifically the tasks and responsibilities will be amongst others:

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly VAT returns and Intrastat declarations for different EU countries (Netherlands, Poland, Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, Spain, UK).
  • Ensuring the VAT Flows and set-up in SAP. Being involved in VAT automation process.
  • Review correctness of the applied VAT treatments on purchase and sales invoices.
  • VAT related accounting activities (postings, clearings and reconciliations) and ensuring compliance with agreed rulings with the Dutch tax authorities.
  • Acting as primary contact person for internal VAT related questions, e.g. VAT advisory.
  • Participate in M&A related projects to safeguard the optimal VAT position.
  • Acting as contact person for local tax authorities concerning VAT related matters.
  • In close collaboration with the Tax Manager and Finance Manager, maintain contact with the Dutch VAT tax inspector under the Horizontal Monitoring Agreement.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting / Business Economics/Tax.
  • At least 5 years of experience in VAT Compliance.
  • A good understanding of (inter)national VAT Accounting and Financial Accounting.
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet and ERP knowledge (preferably SAP).
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to proactively interact well between departments (procurement, sales and accounting).
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personality traits: Integrity, Ownership, Pro-active, Entrepreneurship, Results oriented, Team player.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch.


Refresco is the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America. They combine production of retailer brands and contract manufacturing for branded beverage companies on an effective multiuser production platform that benefits from scale advantages and additional services. Refresco’s production platform covers 59 manufacturing sites in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico providing customers with close proximity and reliable service across geographies. Their global supply chain expertise and local innovation capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages, manufactured to individual customer specifications and requirements.

Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices to carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass. Focused on innovation, Refresco continuously searches for new and alternative ways to improve the quality of its products and packaging combinations in line with consumer and customer demand, environmental responsibilities and market demand. Refresco is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and has more than 9,500 employees.


Apply for this position

Refresco offers a challenging part-time VAT Compliance position in a dynamic and changing environment. Are you interested and do you want to develop in VAT Automation and VAT advisory please contact Andreas Koper or Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger
+31 (0)6 1884 1557

Andreas Koper
+31 (0)6 2142 5475

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