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Indirect Tax Specialist - 24 months

Pratteln, Switzerland Finance, Accounting & Tax Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: REF18643U

Date posted: 08/07/2024

Company description

IKEA Supply AG (ISAG) is the wholesale company within the Inter IKEA Group belonging to IKEA Supply, owning the goods in the IKEA Distribution and Regional Customer Distribution Centers world-wide. The main functions located at ISAG are Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Development and Finance.

The Indirect Tax Team, belonging to Finance, is responsible for the management of indirect tax matters and compliance with indirect tax laws and environmental reporting rules and regulations. You will be joining the Indirect Tax Compliance Team. Our main goals are to secure that IKEA Supply AG and its subsidiaries are compliant with indirect tax laws, compliance obligations and to provide support to other supply chain units in indirect tax compliance matters.  

Job description

The main purpose is to prepare and submit indirect tax reports and apply the working processes to secure indirect tax compliance. Securing compliance and supporting strategic business goals will be achieved by applying current processes and supporting solutions in indirect tax obligations.   

You will be working with the following tasks:     

  • Ensure the indirect tax compliance, by preparing/submitting the indirect tax returns (VAT/GST, Intrastat, other Listings) and reviewing the compliance data for multiple jurisdictions/countries 
  • Ensure the indirect tax compliance, by preparing/submitting the indirect tax returns (VAT/GST, Intrastat, other Listings) and reviewing the compliance data for multiple jurisdictions/countries  
  • Support and participate in multi-country Indirect Tax audits/requests from Local Tax authorities  
  • Support internal stakeholders in indirect tax Topics/Questions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting, Financial Controlling etc.)  
  • Support and participate in Indirect Tax projects  
  • Ensure that the internal working processes are implemented, updated and improved 
  • Prepare reconciliations between indirect tax fillings, ERP-System and other systems  
  • Participate and support in the payment and refund process  
  • Initiate improvements 
  • Potentially other taxes related to food products could also be handled by the candidate 


To be successful in this role you need to have: 

  • Relevant University degree (MSc/BSc) in economics / business administration / law 
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in indirect tax compliance with exposure to multiple jurisdictions / countries  
  • Very good knowledge of English, both verbally and written  
  • Good knowledge in Excel   
  • Proven ability to work with multiple information systems  
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills  
  • Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines  
  • Growth Mindset 
  • Meticulous attention to detail  
  • Team spirit and communication skills  
  • Flexible and positive to change

More Information

We are hiring one full-time (40 hours / week) which is based in Pratteln, Switzerland. 

At IKEA, we continuously look for better ways of working, following our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. It is in our culture to work together and to be open, straightforward and inclusive. If this sounds like an environment you could enjoy working in, please send your CV and Cover Letter (in English) until 31st July 2024.   

For further information about the position please feel free to contact Aneta Sobieraj, Indirect Tax Compliance Lead, tel.: +41 (0) 79 246 32 42. For questions about the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anglaé Milanczyk, People & Culture Generalist 

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think differently. Act differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plant balls that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us. 

IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at the lowest total cost. 

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant. 

Another thing fueling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow.  

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