Tax & Costing Specialist,

China, ., Changzhou

Business unit: Finance, IM and GBS

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


Key Accountabilities

Support and execute in an accurate and timely way the required ongoing, monthly, quarterly, and annual tax related activities for the entities VAT registered in the region.
Manage AkzoNobel’s  tax compliance including the preparation and filing of  tax returns (including  VAT/GST/sales tax returns and other local transactions related filings )
Obtain monthly  tax reports from AkzoNobel’s accounting third party provider (or retrieve such reports from the ERP system) and execute the (locally) required quality checks and reconciliations
Resolve any issues and/or variances identified in the quality and reconciliation process.
Monitor compliance of  tax (e.g. 0%  tax, export documentation requirements)
Manage  Tax Audits
Upon receipt of an audit notification advise management and ATD.  Completing an audit will be a collaborate effort with RAC and ATD 
Provide data as requested by the auditor which includes a.o. sales and purchase information, copies of tax filing, charts of accounts and trial balances
Collaborate with various departments to obtain the information needed to answer information data requests from the auditors dvisory role for the business operations included (CSD / purchasing advise on VAT / Sales tax subjects)
Assist in tax preferential treatment application (such as consumption tax exemption, VAT refund, etc.), including preparing relevant information and forms, dealing with tax authority’s request, etc. 
Legislative Changes
Advise and monitor tax settings in the ERP systems due to changes in legislation.
Monitor  tax settings in the vendor, customer and material master data
Review and communicate relevant tax law updates from third party sources to keep abreast of any changes that might impact AkzoNobel
Perform daily/monthly costing run in SAP system
Monthly costing analysis by products and analysis on fluctuation
Inventory related General ledger and accounting report under IFRS GAAP
Intercompany price calculation & quotation

Key Activities

Tax and Costing accounting professional with preferably 3-4 years of experience, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Adequate knowledge in  tax and costing matters and SAP
Advance user of Microsoft Excel
Autonomous in organizing responsibilities and work
Ability to work under severe time pressure during peak filing periods and continuously retain ‘an eye’ for the details
Adequate communication skills

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Finance, IM and GBS

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Full time/part time


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