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Manager NL Tax - Liberty Global

Locatie: Amsterdam
Dienstverband: Full-time

Purpose Statement

  • To manage and deliver on the tax planning & strategy objectives of the Liberty Global (LG) group to ensure the tax position of the group is optimized.  You are proactive and enjoy presenting innovative, smart and practical solutions to optimize our NL tax profile.
  • You naturally align with the company’s values with a positive mindset which brings energy and joy to the rest of the NL tax team and broader finance organization.
  • You understand the importance of getting the NL numbers right whether this is in tax returns and the quarterly US GAAP and IFRS tax provision.  You are a significant contributor periodically.
  • Work with a wide range of multi-discipline teams and senior stakeholders, to lead on providing tax analysis and solutions on multiple complex projects, transactions and business initiatives across the LG group; with the complex tax analysis/interpretation and strategic decision making required in this role

Key Facts

  • A member of the LG NL Tax team, with emphasis on Tax Planning & Strategy
  • Emphasis on NL corporate tax, but will assist on other relevant taxes whether this is international and / or for example VAT
  • Contributes and / or manages to the preparation of the relevant tax returns; contributes to the quarterly calculation of the US GAAP and IFRS tax provision
  • Reporting to Director, NL Tax
  • Works in matrix.  Plays key role in developing other (more junior) colleagues within tax
  • Opportunity to get involved in the tax affairs of the NL JV with VodafoneZiggo as well as other operating entities within the Liberty Global group

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop, evaluate and implement tax planning strategies that will optimise OCF and cash flow from the operations. Identify tax risks to the LG group’s tax position and design and implement strategies to optimise the position
  • Lead and deliver in providing tax input on multiple projects, transactions and business initiatives across the LG group as assigned. This will potentially include business and finance projects at VodafoneZiggo and complex operational finance projects
  • Lead the NL tax aspects around complex Treasury & Finance positions, transactions and structures for the group, making decisions to ensure tax risk and positions are optimised; working closely with senior Treasury Team members
  • Manage the group’s position in relation to evolving NL Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules, ensuring that exposures are minimised.
  • Proactively monitor new NL tax legislative developments and consider their impact on the tax position of the LG group. Provide constructive workable solutions and advice to senior management on how to optimise the group’s position in light of the currently rapidly changing NL tax landscape
  • Manage the quarterly (Q) US GAAP reporting for all LG NL and other central legal entities and using tax technical skills and judgement to determine the tax accounting positions to be taken, while meeting the stringent Q deadlines
  • Manage the updates & Sign off of Long Range Plan (LRP) tax module for NL tax. Lead the ongoing monitoring of areas of NL tax volatility and use this knowledge to inform the decisions of senior management and proactively input into strategic business decision making
  • Participate in maintaining a strong and professional relationship with Tax Authorities. Proactively manage this interaction in the context of the requirements around tax transparency
  • Proactively identify, minimise and manage the risks and exposures of the Group’s NL tax position and ensure appropriate communication to senior management
  • Share past experiences and institutional knowledge/insights effectively both within and outside of the LG Corporate Tax Team
  • Foster an environment in which all members of Corporate Tax Team work collaboratively to achieve goals and objectives for the wider group
  • ensure external tax fees and resources are efficiently and appropriately deployed


  • Schiphol Rijk
  • Tax has a high profile within Liberty Global, being a key component of M&A transactions and Corporate Finance
  • High profile in the public domain.  Many initiatives from e.g. G20, OECD, EU on tax planning & avoidance of multinationals
  • Complex tax optimization environment due to various funding pools and public listings

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • 4 - 8 years tax experience in a large group environment or advisory firm
  • A professional with strong NL corporate tax experience in the following areas:
    • complex NL corporate tax planning
    • optimisation in an international context, including restructurings
    • treasury tax matters
    • M&A and good awareness across all the taxes
  • Specific Knowledge:
    • Strong NL Corporate Tax Technical knowledge within an international context.
    • Experienced in implementing and managing complex transactions/planning in a tax efficient manner
  • Behavioural:      
    •  Works well in team environment (managers, peers, subordinates within tax department; other colleagues).
    • Strong contributor to a positive team spirit
    • Being proud of being part of a high performance engaged global tax department
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Strong analytical skills and attention for detail
    • ambitious
    • highly motivated
    • energetic
    • hard worker
    • ability to deal with complex information
    • recognise technical and commercial issues and implications
    • ability to communicate effectively
    • excited to become a member of a leading, best practice global tax team.

Key Measures:

  • Accurate
  • Timely and proactive
  • Technically sound
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Administration (files, etc)
  • Respect from and for peers / colleagues
  • Taking responsibility / ownership of projects
  • “can do” mentality
  • Alignment with corporate culture
  • Self-motivated and highly engaged individual

Working Relationships and Team Working:


  •  Accounting, Legal,  Treasury , Denver / London HQ and Senior management, Operations, Compliance, Business Development, peers


  • Advisors, tax authorities, accountants

The application process at Liberty Global includes a background check regarding, but not limited to employment, education, reference checks and may include a criminal background check.


Informatie en sollicitatie:

Direct solliciteren:

Please send your application for Manager NL Tax at Liberty Global in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Vacature geplaatst op

14 mei 2020
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