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VAT Manager Europe | Hoofddorp


At the Littelfuse Corporate office in Hoofddorp a new position has arisen for a VAT Manager Europe. The VAT Manager will report to the Corporate Finance Manager Europe and will be responsible for setting up the VAT process within the European region. You will be providing advice on the various transactions and answering questions from the business and finance organization and you will insure proper handling of the VAT treatment within SAP. Furthermore, you will review the VAT returns being prepared by finance.

More specifically the tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Initiate, propose and implement changes in business processes and procedures in view of efficiency and internal control improvements;
  • Ensure proper VAT handling in our ERP systems (mainly SAP) together with IT and external advisors to improve the quality of information. In time manage and support with the implementation of SAP S4 Hana. ERP and implement improvements;
  • Critically assess VAT and VAT related processes and identify and implement internal control improvements;
  • Set-up a VAT Control framework;
  • Review the monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting of VAT, ESL and statistical declarations;
  • Provide responsible advice and content to the management and business units on technical VAT issues and risk management;
  • Answer and advise on ad hoc VAT questions from business and management including review of sales contracts (on VAT specific items) and new trading flows (VAT treatment, VAT consequences and VAT determination);
  • Liaise with different functions within the organization;
  • Act as a sounding board for indirect tax matters outside Europe;
  • Increase VAT awareness withing the organization (i.e. train local finance, legal and business on VAT and address new VAT developments and the impact thereof on the business;
  • Manage VAT audits and communicate with local tax authorities;
  • Maintain contact and relationship with external VAT advisors;
  • Some travel will be part of the position (approx. once a month mainly within Europe).


Littelfuse is an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world. Across more than 15 countries, and with 12,000 global associates, they partner with customers to design and deliver innovative, reliable solutions. Serving over 100,000 end customers, their products are found in a variety of industrial, transportation, and electronics end markets —everywhere, every day. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Littelfuse was founded in 1927.

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  • 12+ years of experience as a VAT Specialist in-house or in a large tax advisory firm;
  • Education in a relevant field e.g. bachelor or master in Accounting or Tax;
  • Knowledge of European VAT requirements, Dutch and German is a pre;
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, preferably SAP and being familiar with VAT logic/tax conditions is a pre;
  • You are a curious and friendly personality whilst taking care of business;
  • Proactively addresses business issues arising and takes action to resolve them;
  • Able to communicate on different levels within the organization in a pleasant and positive way to get things done and to the next level;
  • English language proficiency;
  • German language proficiency is a pre.

Experience – the following experience is a pre:

  • Experience with VAT/SAP improvement projects
  • Experience with client conversations to solve (complex) issues
  • Experience with tax audits (in a leading role)

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Are you interested in this rapidly growing company and want to take ownership over the entire VAT process, please contact Patrick Asscher.


Patrick Asscher

+31 (0)6 53809235

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