Senior Specialist GBS Taxes - Controls & Analytics (M/F/D)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


adidas Shared Services in Porto delivers high quality services for Accounts Payable, Order to Cash, Retail Accounting, eCommerce Accounting and other Finance processes as well as HR Services for adidas companies located in Europe and Americas.


Prepare and manage for the applicable regions the end to end Tax and filing process for the adidas subsidiaries, within a highly automated set up; as well as execute controls and analytics, from indirect Tax perspective.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage timely the preparation of complex / high volume Tax declarations from beginning to end, including data extraction, controls, input, review, submission, payment and documentation.
  • Ensure that Tax accounts are correct and reconciled with declarations and P&L
  • Fiscal Books preparation and analysis
  • Support month and closing procedures
  • Act as point of contact for tax matters and foster knowledge within GBS
  • Clarify major compliance exceptions and keep up to date documentation of issues and resolutions
  • Knowledge and monitoring of tax and legal changes
  • Execution of tax controls and advanced analytics
  • Follow up on findings and prevent reoccurences
  • Preparation of requested electronic data files for audits 
  • Keep filing system up to date according to business requirement needs and in line with the registrations in the respective jurisdictions 
  • Clarify  major  compliance  exceptions  and  keep  up  to  date  documentation  of  issues  and resolutions


Key Relationships:

  • GBS organization
  • Project managers
  • Finance Hubs in Europe or Finance in the markets
  • Global IT


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Practical experience with Tax (Direct and Indirect Taxes) within European countries
  • Good knowledge of SAP & Excel; ICT knowledge is a plus
  • Good communication skills and the capability to independently interact with different stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and with tight deadlines
  • Critical thinking mindset
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of tax, business, economics, finance, or legal, or comparable professional education
  • Minimum 3 years of experience on Tax Area


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Job Title:  Senior Specialist GBS Taxes - Controls & Analytics (M/F/D)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  454808
Date:  Jun 22, 2022