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AbbVie Tax Specialist (1 year fix temp contract) in Madrid, Spain

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie at on Twitter, Facebook at or LinkedIn at .​

AbbVie, a leading fortune 200 global biopharmaceutical company, is seeking a Tax Specialist for a 12 month contract. The successful applicant will report to the regional tax manager and be based in Madrid, Spain. This person will also work with local & international tax colleagues to ensure timely compliance for subsidiaries in EMEA (likely including Spain, Portugal, Czech & Slovakia, Greece and Turkey), implement relevant internal policies, support on any tax audits & review the tax implications of internal initiatives, together with external developments, etc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supportthe tax compliance process including analysis and coordination with finance(both back office & local) teams

  • Assistingwith the analysis of tax technical issues that impact relevant entitiesand effective written communication with relevant stakeholders, followingappropriate review

  • Providelocal country support for taxes in the execution of business transactions

  • Supportingtax initiatives regarding processes/systems enhancements, including:

  • Refineprocess manuals developed in conjunction with indirect tax advisors and backoffice finance

  • Prepare/updatetax decision trees for accounts payable purposes

  • Supportongoing reconciliation of tax general ledger accounts

  • Co-ordinationof enterprise tax risks and assisting with tax audits

  • Maintainrelationships with local tax authorities and advisors

  • Deliverguidance on the correct treatment of taxes for financial statementpurposes

  • SupportFinance to ensure timely payments of tax liabilities and submission ofrefund claims

  • Proactivelymonitoring tax legislation/policy, including any potential requiredchanges to processes and the ERP systems

  • Maintainappropriate supporting documents for tax returns


Competencies / Experience

  • Undergraduate degree Economics,Finance or Accounting or similar discipline, together with a specificqualification regarding Taxes

  • 4 years’ post qualification experience intax matters in either alarge accounting firm and/or large multinational company

  • Abilityto bring a broader perspective when undertaking a tax analysis

  • Stronganalytical and organisational skills, with a hands-on attitude

  • Aptitudeto work independently and exercise sound judgment and initiative

  • Appetiteto take responsibility, with appropriate support, for taxes

  • StrongMicrosoft Office skills, with an experience in ERP systems (especiallySAP) welcome but not essential

  • Abilityto work in a global team and to build strong working relationships with adiverse range of co-workers

  • Fluent in written and spoken English isessential. Any other language is an asset

  • Flexibilityto manage obligations in other time zones

  • Willingto travel if required for business reasons.



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