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Eaton is a power management company actively engaged in the transition towards a low-carbon energy future across the world. Energy Transition is a major corporate strategic theme and Eaton is committed to deliver related solutions for the Buildings markets. We are capitalizing and building upon our diverse technology portfolio of renewable energy integration, energy storage, EnergyAware UPSes, microgrids and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


Do you want to work for a global player, where we care about ethics, inclusion and diversity and our people?

Within Eaton’s EMEA Financial Organization, we have an opening for a

Manager Indirect Tax - Germany

Location: Germany, other EU locations possible

Primary function:

This position reports to the Director Indirect Tax EMEA and Americas (excl. US & Brazil) and has the main responsibility to manage all Eaton VAT related activities and flows in accordance with German VAT Law and regulations covering more than $215M of VAT as well as to manage potential risks pertaining to VAT accounting and reporting.

Preferable located in Germany. The position could be performed also from any other location (for example Vienna or Budapest) if a great candidate is found.

Job responsibilities:


  • Coordinate, manage and build technical VAT arguments to ensure timely response to queries from tax authorities, including VAT audits and VAT refund claims. Communicate with Tax Authorities until VAT audits and VAT refunds are closed.
  • Coordinate VAT reporting for Eaton businesses in Germany, with support of Eaton Operations and Eaton’s Indirect Tax Compliance Center of Excellence (COE) to ensure timely preparation and submission of all VAT returns, and VAT payments in line with Eaton VAT Controls Framework.
  • Review VAT calculations -prepared by Eaton’s Indirect Tax Compliance Center of Excellence (COE)-, backed-up with due documentation, and be able to submit VAT refund claims for Eaton entities and Eaton VAT registrations (where and when in VAT refundable positions).
  • Research, monitor and analyze indirect tax legislation and regulations, and changes in Eaton businesses, and assess and report potential impact(s).
  • Conduct VAT risk assessment in line with Eaton VAT Controls Framework, and report on monthly basis new findings and actions taken to mitigate risks pertaining to VAT accounting and reporting.
  • Help design, define, implement and test VAT aspects in various projects, being part of a project team or by providing active support to Eaton Project Manager(s) and other business functions.
  • Communicate constantly with Eaton Operations. Build excellent relationships with them.



We would like you to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance/ Tax, professional accounting or tax qualification is considered a great asset
  • Practical experience in Indirect Tax (Value Added Tax) in Germany acquired in a manufacturing company similar to Eaton (preferred) or in a Big 4 / other Firm (expertise in compliance processes related to indirect taxes and practical experience with preparation and filing of tax returns, and VAT refund claims)
  • Experience in defending Indirect Tax Audits before the German Tax Authorities, as this position will be Eaton’s face before the German Tax Authorities
  • German fluent
  • Team Player: partners with more than 200 people located in Ops, VAT Pune COE and Global

Nice to have:

  • Experience in ERPs and Value Added Tax implementations in ERPs, tax technology, automation projects
  • Exposure to US GAAP or IFRS, Sarbanes Oxley or similar Internal Control procedures
  • Indirect Tax experience in other German speaking countries is desirable.



Wir bieten

What Eaton offers:

  • Great promotional opportunities - We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible
  • Excellent working environment - safety and ethic are really important for us
  • Culture & Values - We are more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day
  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
  • Learning & Development - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University
  • Wellbeing - Wellbeing at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen
  • Flexible Work Solutions