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Senior VAT Analyst

Date: May 17, 2019

Location: Prague, PR, CZ

Work that matters, fuelled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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JOB TITLE: Senior VAT Analyst


Job Summary

The role of this job is primarily to be a VAT specialist in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Hill’s VAT Centre of Excellence activities and tasks. The person will support Tax Manager in its European VAT risk management role.

The person will be involved in providing advanced VAT knowledge and VAT systems analysis to the management team to support relevant business decisions and VAT risk management performance and would work on global tax projects and projects influencing tax set-ups.

The person should proactively communicate and channel communication between shared services centres and individual Hill’s subsidiaries and to provide analytical and SAP skills and expertize in order to achieve overall European VAT compliance and VAT risk management.

In addition, the person should ensure financial and tax control over VAT compliance of the Colgate Palmolive Europe Sarl and both Czech entities including its various foreign VAT compliance duties.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities




Project work:

  • Lead local and regional tax projects (testing of new set-ups, supply chain changes, GTM projects, etc)
  • Participate on and serve as regional subject matter expert on global VAT projects


Work on VAT Center of Excellence projects and VAT compliance of Hill’s Europe:

  • Regular VAT reviews in EU subsidiaries 
  • Research legislative changes to develop and recommend updates Develop guidelines and provide training
  • Develop, maintain and update standard VAT reporting files, procedures and manuals
  • Maintenance of SAP set-up relevant to VAT and master data
  • Analysis of SAP reports and other systems relevant for VAT and Intrastat automation in order to implement error free and user friendly solutions and simplifications for Hill’s Europe
  • Legislation monitoring


VAT compliance / Intrastat reporting for Hill’s division of Colgate-Palmolive Europe Sarl, HPN CZ, HPNM (Hustopeče plant)

  • VAT compliance reporting and VAT risk management performance for all VAT registrations of Hill’s/Colgate-Palmolive EU in place including but not limited to analysis of VAT accounting and reports, correction of identified mistakes, preparation of VAT returns in cooperation with CBS, EC Sales Lists, Local reverse charge reports, Intrastat reports and other obligatory VAT compliance statements.
  • Communication with other departments such as logistics and transport services or customer services in order to achieve tax efficiency and tax compliance and provision of guidance to CBS team for their preparatory tasks in VAT reporting
  • Support to Tax Manager during VAT inspections and audits
  • Maintenance of VAT GL accounts including review of CBS work on revaluation, reconciliation and clearing of problematic items, communication with appropriate people regarding corrections, reviewing of monthly closing reports.


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)


Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:  University degree with at least 3 years of professional experience in tax / VAT compliance process and financial data analysis required. Big 4 consulting companies’ background welcomed (3 years and more experience).


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SAP
  • Advanced knowledge of Czech VAT law and tax administration rules
  • General knowledge of European VAT law and principles
  • Strong understanding of Accounting principles and practices
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills and problem solving capabilities, results oriented
  • Ability to build relationships across cultures and functions
  • Ability to plan and prioritize projects and day-to-day business needs
  • Knowledge in business operations


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Tax Manager – direct and functional reporting
  • Global Tax
  • All Departments – taxation advice and guidance
  • Global IT -  coordination of systems testing, implementation and maintenance
  • Colgate Shared Service Center in Poland – VAT guidance and support to VAT and AP transactions


Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel:  Irregular travel may be required


What we offer

  • contract for 3 years 
  • competitive salary with annual bonus
  • wide range of benefits: meal vouchers, 10 sick days, leisure time contribution, Multisport card, pension plan contribution, life insurance, company products for discounted price, private medical clinic services
  • modern, dog friendly office, near to Krizikova metro station 

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by email are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability,  marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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