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Senior Tax Consultant - Indirect Tax

Booking.com

Booking.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Job Description

Booking.com continues to develop new products (i.e. adding other travel related products on our platform) and global Indirect tax regulations continue to change, especially for platforms. That’s why we are looking for additional expertise to grow our tax team. The main focus of this role is to help coordinate and manage a portfolio of complex global tax matters for Booking.com in the areas of VAT/GST and/or local tax collection that may span across multiple departments, domains and/or geographies. You will also help manage the relationships with our tax advisors.

As a Senior Tax Consultant you will work for Booking.com in Amsterdam (Booking.com’s headquarters), where our entire tax department sits. You will report directly to one of the (Senior) Tax Managers. The tax department currently consists of over 40 persons, responsible for various disciplines including CIT, DST, Transfer Pricing, VAT, Tax accounting. The tax department is part of Booking.com’s international Finance team (approx. 1000 professionals, mostly based in Amsterdam).


The role involves close interaction within our entire tax team, our parent company (Booking Holdings Group based in Norwalk, Connecticut), our international offices, business managers, functional teams and other finance colleagues. Therefore, it is essential that you have excellent management and communication skills in English.

Due to the rapid changes in the organization, the tasks and duties of this role may evolve over time. You should be keen to develop and grow within the role and to take on additional challenges and responsibilities as they occur.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work on key indirect tax challenges in different areas of content and geographies;
  • Help coordinate & manage (a portfolio of) complex indirect tax matters that may span across multiple departments, domains and/or geographies;
  • Proactively support (Senior) Tax Managers with their end to end responsibility from scoping the issue/challenge to the overall solution, including stakeholder management, driving issue resolution, initiating the needed change management and monitoring;
  • Liaise and collaborate with our Governance Controversy & Compliance team and Data & Technology Strategy team regarding global tax compliance across the business;
  • Help coordinate & manage the work of our tax advisors.

Key skills and experience required:

  • University degree in Tax Economics/Law or similar degree;
  • Preferably between 4 to 6 years of working experience within an international environment as an adviser and/or inhouse indirect tax specialist;
  • Experience with digital economy/e-commerce would be a big plus;
  • Organized, proactive, energetic, critical mindset, results oriented, ability to be hands on deliverer;
  • Accurate, able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines, and comfortable working in a fast turnaround environment and managing multiple priorities simultaneously;
  • Analytical and being able to work with data would be a plus;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English;

Booking.com’s Total Rewards Philosophy is not only about compensation but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards are aimed to make it easier for you to experience all that life has to offer—all the messy, beautiful, and joyful bits—on your terms. So you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits which include:

  • Health, life, and disability insurance
  • Annual paid time off and generous paid leave scheme including: parent, grandparent, bereavement, and care leave
  • Hybrid working including flexible working arrangements, and up to 20 days per year working from abroad (home country)
  • Industry leading product discounts for yourself, friends, and family, including automatic Genius Level 3 status and Booking.com wallet credit
  • Free access to online learning platforms, development and mentorship programs, and a complimentary Headspace membership
  • On-site meals, coffee, and snacks, including healthy and vegan options, daily

Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Wellbeing and Volunteering (IDBWV) have been a core part of our company culture since day one. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Take it from our Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano: “At Booking.com, the diversity of our people doesn’t just create a unique workplace, it also creates a better and more inclusive travel experience for everyone. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a place where you can make your mark and have a real impact in travel and tech.” We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustment to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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