Colfax Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing and engineering company that provides air- and gas-handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world under the Howden and ESAB brands. Colfax believes that its brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets that it serves. Additional information about Colfax is available at
ESAB is a global manufacturer and a recognized industry leader of welding and cutting solutions, delivering product and process innovations to serve the worldwide marketplace. The company’s Shared Service Centre was launched in 2009, located in Budapest. ESAB Global Business Services employs more than 200 people who provides business support in customer service, supply chain, finance and IT field. ESAB offers complex and challenging jobs, a great work environment, competitive salary and opportunity to develop and implement promotion and training to work. Innovative and agile, we are looking for talent to grow with us in the following role:

Senior VAT Accountant

    This position is accountable for operating the VAT reporting function with Sovos VAT compliance tool including regular and ad-hoc reports covering more regions. The position also provides indirect tax advisory to Business, Group Finance teams and Finance Leadership as well as stakeholder management in indirect tax matters. Mentor one VAT accountant.

In this role you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Support the VAT declaration and compliance process with the required calculations across numerous European countries in the Sovos VAT Tool
  • Review VAT returns, EC Sales Lists and Intrastat declarations for the European entities prepared in the Sovos Vat tool
  • Preparation indirect tax consultations for stakeholder
  • Undertake any indirect tax related projects for stakeholder
  • Issue resolution (complete or delegate with full responsibility) and related stakeholder management
  • Complete VAT and Intrastat reporting in the Sovos VAT tool
  • Adapt internal processes to meet local reporting requirements and amend processes due to legislative changes
  • Provide customs support and compliance services
  • Provide ad –hoc support upon request of the VAT Lead and/or Senior Indirect Tax Specialist
  • In case of holidays provide back –up support on the peer colleagues activities

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours:

  • BA degree in Finance and/or Accounting
  • Tax Advisory certification is a benefit
  • Excellent Excel skills and general IT literacy
  • 3-5 years of experience within a financial role
  • Min 3 years of experience within the field of VAT/Indirect Tax is an advantage
  • Ability to transfer data into business supporting decision
  • Strong analytical skills, structured way of thinking and acting
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, ability of systematic problem solving


  • Business Supporting Centres
  • Financial Support
  • Finance, Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Tax Advisor
  • Full time

Experience required:

  • 3-5 years professional experience

Required language level:

  • English - higher advanced/fit for negotiation

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