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VAT Accountant


Bucharest, B, RO

Company:  Goodyear

Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 


The Opportunity


The successful candidate will be part of the EMEA VAT Centre of Excellence team. The role focuses on actively managing the VAT related compliance obligations of Goodyear’s European entities. As a team member, you will take ownership of the accuracy of Goodyear’s indirect tax reporting together with our compliance co-sourcing partner (Big 4). The VAT Specialist gives VAT advice to several GY entities in Europe. Also, supports the monthly/quarterly/annual VAT compliance processes for GY entities in the VAT registration countries, under the guidance of the VAT Team Lead, in order to ensure that VAT reports and Intrastat declarations are filed timely and accurately.


Main Duties And Responsibilities


•Communication with our external provider, as well as with AP, AR and Business departments.
•Review of VAT related entries and provide support to our external services provider in relation to VAT data required for returns preparation; Review of VAT returns/ECSL/ECPL (and other relevant filings) prepared by the external partner and verify the questioned transactions. Ensure compliance with EU and local tax laws and regulations.
•Review of the Intrastat declarations for several several GY entities in Europe;
•Providing consulting advice to Business departments and handling fiscal reports;
•Consolidating own VAT expertise by being involved in complex consultancy projects, including contract analysis from VAT perspectives;
•Take ownership of the content and maintenance of tax relevant setups in SAP (tax codes, VAT settings) in response to Goodyear and Indirect tax changes ;
•Being involved in trainings and presentations to junior staff and to AP and AR departments;
•Coaching and evaluating junior staff.


To Join Our Team You Will Need


•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Diploma holder who is currently pursuing professional qualifications;
•Previous VAT advice and compliance experience in a multinational company/advisory firm;
•2-4 years’ experience in Romanian VAT reporting and advice;
•Previous experience  with ERP systems
•Experience with EU VAT;
•Strong communication skills;
•Competency with computer systems: database, spreadsheet, ERP-based financial system (SAP preferred);
•Ability to comprehend and communicate financial information to various audiences;
•Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
•Demonstrated high reliability and self-motivation;
•Drive accountability and results;     
•Fluency in English, spoken and written;
•Analysis skills.


If You Join Us, You Will Enjoy


•Competitive salary package
•Free private medical services
•Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal
•25 vacation days/year
•Referral bonuses for new hires recommended by you
•WFH & Flexible Working Hours
•Discount price to purchase Goodyear tires
•Free access to the Bookster library
•Discount on products and services through agreed partnerships.


Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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