VAT Specialist

We are looking for an ambitious VAT Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will assist our finance team in managing our financial VAT activities. You will report directly to the Finance Manager and work closely with other departments. You will be responsible for multiple entities of the COUNT Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Calculating and filing VAT returns in a detailed and timely manner, ensuring the highest accuracy is maintained. 
  • Doing periodical tax declarations (ICP, CBS). 
  • Lead and assist in defining and implementing tax-related policies for the group. 
  • Responsible for the preparation of Corporate Income Tax (CIT) returns for multiple countries. 
  • Participating in cross-functional teams optimizing ERP BI reports to meet tax reporting requirements. 
  • Responsible for all VAT backup documentation for audit compliance and internal procedures. 
  • Responsible for VAT compliance-related processes (e.g., VAT ledger reconciliation, revenue reconciliation). 
  • Improvements and implementation of VAT processes and performance. 
  • Being aware of, and follow up on, changes in VAT legislation and its communication to the relevant stakeholders. 

Required skills and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree (HBO) in accounting, finance. 
  • 4+ years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Experience with VAT filings in the Netherlands and/or other countries. 
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions). 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Good analytical insight and a hands-on mentality. 
  • Great collaboration and communication skills. 
  • Able to quickly learn and adapt; a solution-oriented, flexible mindset. 
  • Good command of English and Dutch, both in speech and writing. 

What we offer 

  • Challenging work with a good working atmosphere 
  • An independent role 
  • Many opportunities for personal and professional growth 


If you recognize yourself in the description and the challenge apply now. 

For questions, please contact Henk Vuijk, Head of Risk Management, +31 6 11 23 52 62 or via email: 

We look forward to meeting you! 

About COUNT Energy Trading  

We are a knowledgeable and reliable group of traders in the energy and renewables market. 

We facilitate our partners within the energy and renewables markets. In the petrochemical markets we trade aromatics, gasoline components, derivatives, and specialty chemicals. Within the renewables segment we specialize in advanced recycled feedstock. 

Our aim is to be the reliable facilitators, the trustworthy enablers of our market’s needs, and a beacon for the sustainable transition of our industry. 

Our road to circular economy 

COUNT is committed to trading pyrolysis oils derived from recycled wastes via advanced recycling. 

Advanced recycling is a technology that converts plastic waste into virgin-grade feedstock, which can be used to create new products, thus creating a circular economy.  
Click here to find out more about our road to a circular economy. 

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