Head of Tax (f/m/d)



Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

As our Head of Tax you will be responsible for the entire tax strategy, tax risk management and tax execution for the group.

The role:

  • You report up to the Group Chief Accounting Officer of the Group
  • You are the first point of contact for all tax matters within the Group and responsible for all tax types, in particular corporate, indirect and international taxes
  • You understand and assess the tax risk across the Group by working closing with tax colleagues in the various market units and report to the Group Audit Committee
  • You are responsible for transfer pricing across the Group and ensuring adherence to the relevant guidelines and advise the accounting teams
  • Responsible for processes for direct and indirect taxes and guidelines across the group
  • You support M&A projects and corporate structuring from a tax perspective
  • You support our national and international subsidiaries in local tax matters
  • You support tax accounting including calculating deferred taxes
  • You are the contact person for tax authorities and external tax advisors and you also accompany tax audits
  • You further develop our tax compliance system
  • You implement and optimise business processes in all tax matters on an ongoing basis

Your profile:

  • Bachelor/Master's degree, or similar, in economics, business administration or law with a focus on taxes
  • Ideally, 7-10+ years of experience in a complex and fast-growing organisation with professional experience in the field of taxation and accounting, ideally with a large company or in a tax consultancy / auditing company
  • Knowledge of setting up an efficient structure and reporting environment, as well as proven leadership experience
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate, indirect and international tax
  • Good knowledge of IFRS and Swiss OR & Swiss taxation
  • Independent and structured way of working as well as team player
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills combined with a ‘hands on’ attitude and the ability to familiarise yourself with complex issues
  • You are highly motivated, focused on delivery
  • Fluent English; German and any other European language is a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status