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Tax & Compliance Lead Accountant

Job in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Degree level


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Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

6 to 7 years

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Who is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters are available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

We are looking for a professional to join our international tax team located in Amsterdam. If you are an enthusiastic, self-driven problem solver, have relevant experience and great communication skills, this is the perfect time to join our fast-growing finance team!

What You'll Do:

Ensure proper compliance with EMEA tax requirementsCreate tax related journal entries, control the tax account positions and perform all tax reconciliations for our EMEA entitiesPlan, prepare, and manage VAT compliance, income tax and withholding tax including tracking and reporting of tax declarations, payments to the tax authorities and tax auditsReview the monthly indirect tax filings for all EMEA jurisdictions prepared by our regional tax service providersDrive our relationship with our third-party consultants when setting up compliance processes and reviewing new tax registrations & regulationsHelp to refine our internal tax policies, processes and system workflowsBe the go-to person for various departments on indirect tax implications as Bird launches in new EMEA markets Participate on the implementation of EMEA tax billing and taxing systemsAdvise when possible on the impact of EMEA import duties and taxes to improve supply chain

What You'll Need:

6+ years of Accounting and Tax experience in both public and private settingsExperience dealing in month-end close and tax complianceProactive, hands-on approach to project managementGreat communication skills Experience implementing processes and control environmentsStrong understanding of EMEA Tax regulations surrounding VAT Fluency in English

What Will Be An Advantage To Have:

Prior Big 4 public accounting experienceWorking knowledge of EMEA import duty regulationsNetSuite experienceSupply Chain and/or Tech Company background is an advantage

What You'll Get From Us:

Vital role for our organisation with great impact and visibilityBeing part of a very diverse, smart and one of a kind team where new ideas are celebrated and encouragedWe really play as a team all the wayGreat room for development within the team and across other teamsWe all have an “always pass on what you have learned” attitudeWorking for a company that’s revolutionising the mobility market and making a massively positive impact in our cities and to the environmentGreat and extremely informal atmosphere

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.  We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

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Bird's mission is to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions.

110 employees