Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Tax Specialist Indirect tax


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Tax Specialist Indirect tax

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Philips Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with EUR 2.3 billion sales in very successful home products, kitchen appliances, coffee and garment care.

By joining Philips Domestic Appliances as a Group Tax Indirect Tax Specialist, Greater China Market, you will own and drive the goals of specific tax functional areas in indirect tax (VAT, trade and customs), so as to support the overall group tax strategy, and its deployment in the local market for tax compliance, efficiency of business operations and growth.

You are responsible for:

  • VAT, Trade & Customs (Customs Duty and allied laws), and relevant Tax Technology for DA organization located in region of Greater China;
  • Advises and presents to Senior Management, Tax, Businesses and Markets and other (Group) Functions on VAT, Trade & Customs matters;
  • Evaluate various tax incentives available under VAT, Trade & Customs and other export incentives available under various scheme announced by the Government;
  • Develops & Executes local VAT, Trade & Customs strategy, processes, policy & guidelines, risk control framework, monitoring, (SOX) compliance, reporting and acting upon its risks & provisions (incl. sign-off);
  • Coordinates/Supports on VAT and Customs audits and litigation.
  • Increases DA organizational knowledge of specific tax functional area (incl. trainings, technical guidance etc.).
  • Ensures quality, accuracy and integrity of VAT and Customs information (i.e. underlying documentation, tax data, compliance data etc.) relating to his/her functional area

You are part of:

You will be part of the Philips Domestic Appliances Market Tax Greater China Team

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • University degree in Law/Economics/Finance/Accounting.
  • Typically requires 7+ years of relevant tax experience and successful managerial track record and good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues.

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed, colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

Why should you join Domestic Appliances?

Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world. 

In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, as it is not a strategic fit for the company’s future as a health technology leader, and committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves. 

In its 128-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale.  Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.



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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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