VAT Specialist, IBFD, Amsterdam, to €4, 300 per month + bens

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EUR 3,700 to EUR 4,300 gross per month.
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IBFD is the leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise. An independent, non-profit foundation, IBFD has a long-standing history in supporting and contributing to tax research and academic activities. IBFD utilizes a global network of tax experts to serve Fortune 500 companies, governments, universities, international consultancy firms and tax advisors. IBFD’s core business is research, publishing (online and print) and education in international taxation. All IBFD products are accessible through IBFD’s Tax Research Platform, the powerful online engine behind efficient tax information and research. Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Amsterdam, IBFD also has a local presence in important markets such as North America, Asia and China.

The IBFD Knowledge Centre is home to most of the tax specialists within IBFD. It is a publications and research department with staff engaged in updating and reviewing IBFD’s publications, conducting research in international tax, and lecturing on various tax topics. The Knowledge Centre is comprised of several Knowledge Groups focused either on particular geographic regions or on specialist international tax topics. The research staff of the Knowledge Centre is drawn from all over the world, mainly having expertise in the tax systems of various countries, as well as specialisation in key areas of taxation.
Currently, we have a challenging position for a:

VAT Specialist

The Value Added Tax Department is part of IBFD’s Knowledge Centre. This department is responsible for covering tax developments on VAT, Customs and Excises across the world in news reports detailed country tax guides, and domestic and ECJ case law summaries. These contributions are part of several VAT publications, included in content packages like the successful and renowned Global VAT Explorer. The selected candidate will be appointed as VAT Specialist of the VAT Knowledge Group.

Main responsibilities:

 Responsible for reviewing and editing of some of the publications of the VAT Knowledge Group
 Writing reports on VAT developments
 Assist with other publications on an ad hoc basis
 Maintaining and gathering contacts with the external network
 Provide occasional support to other departments of IBFD, e.g. the International Tax Training and the Government Consultancy Department
 Participate in comparative research on cross border taxation


 University degree in law, accountancy or related area (an LLM or other post graduate degree in international tax is an advantage)
 3 to 5 years experience in domestic and international indirect tax law of one or more jurisdictions. Knowledge of customs law is an advantage


 Excellent editorial and writing skills
 Affinity with tax technology solutions
 Sharp eye for detail
 Native (or equivalent) command of the English language (knowledge of other languages will be an advantage)
 Excellent communication skills
 Independent person who likes to work in a team
 Curiosity and eagerness to learn

Salary & fringe benefits

We offer a full-time position with a starting salary, depending on background and relevant work experience, between EUR 3,700 and EUR 4,300 gross per month.
Completed by an attractive package of fringe benefits, including:

 Generous pension scheme
 8% holiday pay
 Flexibility with 5.44% Personal Budget (individual choice to buy up to 13 days extra paid holiday per year or receive an end-of-year bonus)

For more information, please contact:

Anuschka Bakker, Manager VAT, Transfer Pricing & Specialist Knowledge Group at
Send your resume together with a motivational letter to: Belinda Zuidinga,
HR Advisor at

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