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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5, DE_Karlsbad_Becker Göring Straße 16
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany | Karlsbad, Germany
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the role:

This role helps ensuring that the Company complies with German and international VAT rules and regulations and that it fulfills its VAT tax obligations. The role handles preparation of national and other VAT returns. Role provides VAT advise to internal customers from all Divisions, challenges VAT processes and works in VAT projects.  The position is supporting all Harman Divisions and Functions and reports to the Senior Director Tax.

What You Will Do:

  • Preparation of monthly VAT and annual VAT returns in Germany and related tasks and activities
  • Organization of the preparation of regular VAT returns prepared by external advisors for the German company in e.g., Hungary, UK, and Switzerland
  • Preparation and review of input VAT refund applications
  • Regular reconciliation of VAT SAP accounts
  • Verbal and written communication especially with German tax authorities
  • Assessment, analysis and review of business transactions on the basis of internal documents and receipts and external specifications and rules (e.g., commercial law, tax law, tax court rulings, administrative instructions, literature, etc.)
  • Random checking of incoming and outgoing invoices for formal correctness
  • Clarify discrepancies and handle in cooperation with the departments involved
  • Development of proposals for process improvements and participation in the implementation process
  • Development of proposals for adapting existing processes based on changes in regulatory requirements
  • Communication with internal and external customers for the purpose of coordinating VAT treatment
  • Assistance with tax audits
  • Conducting training courses for colleagues of the GSSC and the operational business units

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting etc. or similar education
  • Multiple years of experience in VAT in multinational companies and / or tax consulting firms
  • Good understanding of financial processes and internal controls
  • Team player
  • Profound German and English language skills
  • Experience with SAP

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall- & Elektro -Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program



HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.