International Indirect Tax (Compliance) Manager

Pont Europe is a fast growing international operating company, active in glass and plastic packaging with a worldwide supplier base. The main markets served are: food, chemicals, personal care, food supplements and pharmaceutical products. Pont is active in Europe with offices in The Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Spain and Italy.

We are looking to expand our team in Almere with a fulltime

 International Indirect Tax (Compliance) Manager

Are you an independent International Indirect Tax Manager with a future oriented focus, problem solving mind and ‘getting things done’ mentality?

The International Indirect Tax Manager will have the focus primarily on European value added tax (VAT) because of the commercial strategy, but your span of control is much broader. You are the company’s specialist responsible for managing the overall indirect tax compliance process including gathering the requisite data, completing the VAT returns, and maintaining the calendars and general ledger account related to VAT. Besides, you are also the company’s internal VAT tax advisor.

In this position, you are responsible for:

VAT (Compliance and Advisory)

  • Acting as a main point of contact for statutory required submission and maintaining a good relationship with Dutch Tax Authorities, Central Bureau for Statistics, etc. and responds in a timely manner to any additional inquires by these
  • Insuring that the company files all required VAT tax returns on a timely basis and complies with applicable tax laws
  • Performing monthly VAT output and input GL account reconciliations
  • Reviewing financial data and advising on development and maintenance of accounting systems which provide tax information required to be reported
  • Actively engaging with local consultants on all compliance matters, reviewing any changes to company structure/operations and maintaining alignment between them and internal management
  • Proactively implementing process and procedures concerning VAT work flows.
  • Monitoring indirect tax law for applicable regions for annual updates and developments to ensure application and compliance
  • Respective leading training on VAT changes with affected departments (AP, AR, Purchasing, etc.)
  • Implementation of agreed-upon indirect tax strategies and projects
  • Researching and conceptualizing new ways to optimize the VAT reclaim position
  • Assisting with managing relationships with external tax consultants and regulatory authorities on an ongoing basis
  • Assisting with any work required from external and internal audits and inquiries
  • Performing other ad-hoc projects as the tasks and duties of the role will evolve over time due to the fast growth of the business


  • Primary coordinating with external service providers for the completion of the annual audit for local entities


  • Instruct and monitor punctual payments of (international) indirect taxes
  • Provide VAT Cash Forecasts
  • Checking reconciliations

Skills and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • You have a minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar position within an international organisation
  • Demonstrable work experience with European VAT / compliance work at a trading company / distributor
  • Knowledge of Exact
  • Expert in Excel
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

What can you expect from us?

  • A responsible and versatile job within a growing international company
  • Competitive salary depending on qualification and experience
  • 27 days annual leave (based on a fulltime employment)
  • A dynamic working environment

Motivation and Curriculum Vitae can be sent per email to:

Pont Packaging B.V.
Jaap Buskop, Finance & HR Director

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated