VAT Expert/Process Owner (m/f/d)

Purpose of the role

With Ravago’s environment evolving, and an incremental focus on our core values Entrepreneurship, Human focus, Professionalism and Humility, the Tax team needs to further grow into a High Performance function.

That’s why we are looking for a VAT expert who has potential to grow further as the company and the tam evolve and grow. You profile will allow you :

  • To manage the VAT positions of our European companies;
  • To get inspired in a fast growing environment, and contribute to EMEA Indirect Tax projects;
  • To support change projects throughout the organization;
  • To support the business when embarking new strategic opportunities;
  • To work with the local finance teams to establish and monitor the enhancement of VAT goals and objectives;
  • To communicate in a transparent and professional manner with internal and external (eg. external auditor, authorities, etc.) stakeholders.



  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Economics or Law, preferably with tax specialization or similar through experience.


  • Proven experience (approx.. 3-5 years) in VAT within an international context;
  • Good European VAT knowledge;
  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g. JDE, SAP) and VAT reporting/determination tools is a strong asset.


  • You recognize yourself in the core values of Ravago : Entrepreneurship, Human focus, Professionalism and Humility;
  • Problem solver who is able to apply the Indirect Tax legislation in a pragmatic way;
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness;
  • Result oriented and focussed on quality;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in compressed timeframes & ability to manage priorities;
  • A good motivator and team player with strong communication skills;
  • Proficient at developing relationships with peers and external partners;
  • Ability to work with cross cultural teams;
  • Ability to work well independently;
  • Eagerness to learn; actively seeking opportunities for self-development and learning;

Language skills

  • Fluent knowledge of Dutch and English is required.
  • Other European language skills are considered as an asset.

Other skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, focus on Excel.

Principal responsibilities

  • Assist the business and other teams on VAT related topics;
  • Contribute to global Indirect tax projects, like tax engine tools, reporting tools and the integration of new entities on our systems:
  • Closely collaborate with IT department on requirements gathering and coordination of projects;
  • Monitor VAT obligations in countries outside Europe as they arise;
  • Prepare and participate in VAT audits;
  • Collaborate with external auditor at year-end;
  • Work with the local finance departments to establish and monitor the enhancement of VAT goals and objectives;

Location: Arendonk | Published: 01 Jun 2021 | Vacancy ID: 1155316