Senior VAT Specialist

Spin Master International B.V.

Place of work
Karadžičova, Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
Wage (gross)
From 2 000 EUR/monthnegotiable based on candidate's experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What's it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.

Job Description
Reporting to the Finance Manager and responsible for VAT and Intrastat preparation, reporting, filing and compliance for EMEA entities.

Specific Responsibilities
• Preparation and filing of regular VAT Returns in accordance with local filing regulations.
• Reporting and filing of monthly Intrastat (Dispatches, Arrivals) returns.
• Ensure there is accuracy in all VAT and Intrastat reporting and all regulatory filing deadlines are adhered to.
• Investigate unusual accounting entries, verify accuracy of VAT coding, co-ordinate with the Accounts Payable function and/or other functions to discover root cause and implement corrective actions and processes.
• Prepare and review month-end VAT account reconciliations.
• Prepare and post VAT journals as required.
• Assist in the mapping of VAT/Intrastat processes and identify areas for improvement and automation.
• Ensure internal controls around VAT/Intrastat processes are maintained and provide internal and external audit support.
• Manage third party relationships with auditors, tax advisors, consulting companies and local VAT/Tax authorities as required.
• Support the supply chain team on import and export VAT and customs duty related issues.
• Assist with VAT registrations in new territories and/or as result of business changes and implement local reporting, filing and compliance processes.
• Assist the finance team with VAT payments/repayments forecasts for cashflow purposes and in cases of local tax authority VAT/Intrastat audits.
• Monitor and report on regulatory and legislative regimes, identifying potential tax issues or consequences and advise management of effective solutions.
• Participate in cross-functional projects as needed

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Required Skill Set
• Strong experience in Indirect Taxes compliance across EMEA region gained in-house in a similar industry (Consumer Goods/ Retail Industry)
• Strong experience in systems including SAP and MS Office tools
• Strong accounting, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English with the ability to explain complex tax issues in a clear and concise manner are a must
• Good knowledge of another European language is an advantage (German, French, Italian, or Dutch)
• Ability to take ownership of the process and implement change
• Ability to take Initiative and pays attention to details
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
• Works well with team or independently

Required Qualifications & Experience
• A recognized accounting or tax qualification (ACCA, ACA, ATT, CTA or similar)
• Related University or College qualifications
• Min 5 years of experience in VAT advisory or VAT compliance function with a good grasp of VAT and Intrastat knowledge in a mid to large sized company
• Experience with Consumer Goods/ Retail Industry preferred
• Experience in manipulating and analyzing large volumes of data and report writing

What You Can Expect From Us

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

• Integrity
• Open Mindset
• Innovation
• Partnerships
• Collaboration
• Driving Results
• Entrepreneurship

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SpinCareers to stay up to date on Spin Master career opportunities.

We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.


Brief description of the company

Spin Master ( is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™, Bakugan™, Meccano™, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals™, Air Hogs™ and PAW Patrol™. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 2,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, China, Hong Kong, Australia and more.

Number of employees

500-999 employees

Company address

Spin Master International B.V.
Karadzicova 12
ID: 4032674  Dátum zverejnenia: 11.2.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 000 EUR/month