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Swiss Tax Manager

Rosentalstrasse 67, 4058 Basel
  • 11.11.2023
  • 100%
  • Fachverantwortung
  • Festanstellung
As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all - while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs.
Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting.  From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects, and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland.

Swiss Tax Manager

Job description:

Role purpose:

  • Manage corporate tax compliance for Syngenta HQ and Swiss group companies.
  • Serve as the main contact for Swiss accountants regarding tax compliance.
  • Provide support in Swiss tax planning, restructuring projects, and other initiatives.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the Syngenta business model and tax impacts on Swiss entities.
  • Potentially take on leadership roles in Syngenta's Swiss IP & R&D tax concept, Treasury-related tax topics, and become the deputy to the Head Swiss Taxation.
  • Manage corporate tax compliance for Syngenta HQ and Swiss group companies, including tax return preparation, review, and timely filings.
  • Ensure compliance with deadlines for tax assessments, stamp duty, and withholding tax payments.
  • Handle tax audits with Swiss tax authorities and manage international withholding tax compliance requests.
  • Maintain alignment with key Group Tax concepts and ensure proper data storage.
  • Oversee Swiss Tax Accounting, including current and deferred taxes
  • Ensure tax-compliant implementation of projects/transactions.
  • Stay updated on Swiss corporate tax practice and law developments, bringing relevant input to the tax team.
  • Develop internal contacts and collaborate with the business to support tax compliance efforts.

Required profile:

  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a qualified corporate tax compliance manager in industry, tax authorities, or as a tax advisor.
  • Degree in Accounting, such as a certified Swiss trustee or Swiss chartered accountant.
  • Good knowledge of Swiss tax compliance practices and relevant legal regulations.
  • Basic understanding of tax accounting and solid accounting knowledge.
  • Fluent in both German and English.
  • Proactive and self-initiated approach, committed to delivering high-quality work.
  • Positive self-starter with a willingness to learn and understand the business.
  • Ability to adapt to fast-changing business environments.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze technical tax and accounting documents and identify planning opportunities.
  • Good project management skills, excellent communication, and a reliable team player.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements and environment with an open culture and diverse workforce, working from remotely possibilities.
  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment. With your work you can make an impact to the food security of people: #bringingplantpotentialtolife
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees.
  • Learning culture (Together we Grow) and wide range of training options.
  • You will profit from an onsite doctor, gym, canteen, and other benefits.
  • A competitive pension fund plan
Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV).

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.