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Danaher Corporation Senior VAT Accountant/Controller in Mumbai, India

Location/Region: Mumbai / India

Reports to: Manager Tax & Compliance

Essential Duties, Critical Success Factors, Responsibilities, Authorities and Required Interactions:

As Senior VAT Accountant you are responsible for:

  • Support Tax Manager in ensuring that indirect tax deadlines for which the VAT accountant is responsible are respected, taking care of all requests from VAT and statistical authorities, and maintaining contacts with tax authorities.

  • Gathering all the necessary / required information for the various VAT returns, statistical reports, European Sales Listings and other reports;

  • Prepare and submit VAT returns, statistical reports, European Sales Listings and reconciliations with detailed analysis of ERP data for legal entities in the EU VAT registered countries; The activity includes the management and checking of VAT ledgers and the monthly VAT settlement, where applicable;

  • Ensure timely payment of all indirect taxes for the legal entities for which the VAT accountant is responsible;

  • Run the AR reports and follow-up with the business groups in case an incorrect invoice is issued;

  • Application of the tax code on exception invoices which cannot be posted by the automated AP tax code process. Follow-up with AP and/or vendors directly in case of incorrect vendor invoices; this includes the AP reports which are run as part of the monthly VAT return process.

  • Filing all appropriate documentation;

  • Support the Tax manager in the relations with internal and external auditors, and operate as focal point between Finance and external tax advisors in the preparation of all documentation required by external tax advisors for indirect taxes;

  • Ensure the correctness and the updating of the fiscal documentation;

  • Administrating import transactions and other administrative tasks

Job Requirements:

  • Getting Results and Added Value Focus: The capability of meeting challenging objectives in an efficient and effective way. Contributing to the goals and the profitability of the company by getting the right things done in the right time against the lowest possible costs. Actively seeking business opportunities that provide the Company with a high added value.

  • Communications skills: can effectively work with senior managers from diverse cultural backgrounds seeking input and involvement of others in matters requiring wide support; builds consensus around complex issues; and communicates messages in a clear way that does not leave room for ambiguous interpretation.

  • Teamwork Attitude: the willingness to strive together to realize solutions in a challenging team setting; looking for the common interest; aspiring to reach answers to problems and solutions driven by the company's interests.

Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • Degree (Bachelor) in relevant subject plus 5+ years working experience in VAT compliance with a multinational company (or equivalent based on relevant work experience)

  • Very Good knowledge of EU VAT compliance rules and the specific local VAT filing programs as needed to submit electronic VAT returns, European Sales Listings and Intrastat declarations

  • Medium / High IT capabilities (E-mail, Microsoft Dynamics AX, EXCEL, WORD) and good Knowledge of and working experience with VAT functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • Fluent in English is a must.

  • Preferably past working experience includes Big-4

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.