Senior Tax Specialist

Are you a tax professional with a passion for ensuring compliance and efficiency in energy tax matters? As the Energy Tax Compliance Specialist for the German Dow companies, you will play a pivotal role in preparing and filing tax declarations, obtaining necessary proofs, and supporting renewable energy filing and reporting.

Join this great employer in a high-performance, multicultural environment that values employee development, work process improvements, and continued digitization. With flexible work arrangements, including the option to work from home, this role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of Dow and grow your career in tax compliance. Keep on reading this vacancy to get to know everything about this function and apply today!

As a Senior Tax Specialist for German Dow companies, you will spearhead Energy Tax Compliance efforts, ensuring timely tax filings in adherence to legal due dates. Your role involves:

  • Preparing and filing periodical declarations for Tax on consumption of Energy
  • Obtaining proof for consumption quantities and certificates for energy as well as proof of production (manufacturing) industry by means of gross value added segmentation
  • Preparing and supporting yearly renewable Energy filing and reporting under German Energy law filing requirements
  • Reconciling the information to the Annual financial statements including analysis and external audit
  • Working in a high performance cross-functional team environment, support and hands-on management of all local tax issues, compliance, and tax planning while simultaneously serving as critical partner to both internal and external clients
  • Understanding and interpretation of Local and International Tax Legislation, Local Energy Legislation, Dow Accounting Policies and Procedures as well as local GAAP on all business activities
  • Assessing and co-developing Tax planning opportunities
  • Managing and advising on impact of new tax legislation in the field of Energy taxes
  • Managing and advising on impact of new EEG legislation in the field of Renewable Energy filing and support
  • Getting involved in projects with commercial and manufacturing people, legal, treasury controllers and IT
  • Communicating with German tax authorities concerning Energy tax
  • Communicating with German Energy authorities (BAFA) concerning Energy filings and requirements
  • Assisting with tax issues, audits and appeals
  • Able to work independent on Tax activities, under guidance of Country Tax manager
  • Identifies work process improvement opportunities and/or automation opportunities
  • Acts in compliance with SOX policies and procedures

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Vacation pay equivalent to 8.33% of your bruto salary
  • Thirteenth-month bonus
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at a rate of €0.21 per kilometer and coverage of Westerschelde tunnel expenses (T-Tag tariff)
  • Enrollment in a pension plan provided by Manpower through STIPP
  • Full-time employment with a 40-hour workweek
  • Fixed-term contract with Manpower at Dow
  • On-the-job training at Dow
  • Flexible work arrangements and the ability to work from home
  • Free access to Manpower's online learning platform Manpower Academy

About the company

Dow is a leading player in the chemical industry with a focus on innovation, sustainability and inclusiveness. Worldwide, the company has 104 plants in 31 countries with 36,000 employees. In the Benelux, Dow has seven locations, employing more than 4,000 professionals with a wide variety of nationalities. In the Netherlands, Dow has production sites in Terneuzen, Dordrecht and Delfzijl. Dow Terneuzen is the second largest production site in the world and is home to several key corporate functions. Dow Terneuzen employs more than 3,600 people with over 50 nationalities, making Dow one of the largest employers in Zeeland. Whether you work in production, logistics, finance, human resources, customer service or research, Dow offers plenty of opportunities to develop yourself.

Working hours
In this position, you will work during regular office hours. 


  • At least a Bachelor level of thinking and working, preferably in tax
  • Good interpersonal communication in English (C1) and German (C1), to communicate both internally and with customers 
  • Good knowledge of both German and US GAAP 
  • Able to read and interpret German Tax-, Energy and GAAP law 
  • Availability of at least 32 hours per week  
  • Interpersonal, problem solving and negotiation skills 
  • Working knowledge of SAP and reporting tools 
  • Experience in Microsoft application skills such as Teams, SharePoint, Excel, and Word 
  • Team player with a positive attitude, good analytical skills and interest for digitization 
  • Focus on work process improvements 
  • Able to apply for a Code of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG) at your local municipality
  • Dutch work permit valid for at least nine months or EU nationality


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