Tax Operations Specialist
Blue dot is a fintech SaaS company that has developed a proprietary AI-based deep technology (protected by an extensive patent portfolio,) enabling businesses to deal with tax data compliance challenges. Blue dot helps large corporations – including Fortune 500 companies – gain actionable insight into their transactional data, empowering finance and tax professionals with full data integrity, tight compliance, and optimal savings.
The company is at an exciting inflection point, coming from the combination of technology breakthrough, expanded offering beyond VAT/GST to Taxable Employee Benefits and Corporate Income Tax, and new strategic partnership agreements.
Becoming a member of the Tax Knowledge Team
We have a position for a Tax Operations & Knowledge Specialist in the Tax Knowledge Team in our Dutch office, which is located on a short bike or tram ride from Amsterdam. The team is an international team with its members in the Netherlands and Poland (Warsaw). Different nationalities are represented in the team. The Tax Knowledge Team is touching many of the key processes and solution capabilities and is acting as the interface between the legal requirements and solution settings, content and knowledge development within the organization.
The position allows you to develop or further enrich your experience in the field of tax technology and legal tax systems globally.
1. Authorities’ communication – incoming
Analyse incoming authorities’ decisions or requests for additional information and move these to the applicable queue/system and archive
Analyse decisions for a possible product, process, or knowledge optimization
2. Authorities’ communication – outgoing
Review internal information provided to support tax authorities’ questions for completeness
Prepare (draft) responses, including objections, for tax authorities
Directly communicate with clients for input and clarifications on certain specific transactions and their supply chain
Contact tax authorities by phone, email, or letter for specific clarifications / solving process-related issues
Preparing outgoing authorities communication for sending & courier pick-up
Research on open sources and paid tax databases specific VAT, TEB, or CIT items for incorporation in our internal knowledge database
Prepare overviews and summaries of incoming tax news relevant for Blue dot for internal and client alerts and updating in the internal knowledge database
Assist the tax managers on client-specific or country-specific research and analysing and documenting third party advisor input
Validate and transfer data from various internal data sources into the new central knowledge database (wiki)
4. Supplier Route
Validate specific invoices for the correct VAT treatment (reverse-charge versus local taxation)
Contact suppliers to re-issue invoices (typically higher values) and explain to them the correct VAT treatment in order to convince them to apply the correct VAT treatment and credit the initial VAT charged
Keep regular KPI overviews of the invoices processed
Support other departments as Tier 3 specialist on doubtful invoices
Act as the first point of contact for Tier 3 Knowledge questions
Create back-up in the internal knowledge database for cases handled for future reference & self-service
New NL employee onboarding planning
Supporting the site General Manager on ad-hoc tasks
Working or educational experience in Finance (corporate / MNE), Legal, VAT, Tax or VAT recovery specifically
Educational level: minimum Bachelor or equivalent, or a very specific relevant working experience
Language: Proficient in English, any other (native) European language would be beneficial
Skills: multi-tasker; pro-active; an eye for detail; ability to communicate in a professional corporate business manner; self-starter; natural drive for process improvement; not afraid to reach out to new business contacts / third parties by phone; take pride in closing a process to the end; taking ownership.
Tax Operations & Knowledge Specialist
FTE: 24-40 hours p/w. or 0,6 FTE – 1 FTE
Work location: Amstelveen (Amsterdam), the Netherlands.
Reporting to senior tax manager
International work field
Young and dynamic team