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Direct Tax Manager



We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


In Finance division the Legal entity controller department plays an important role covering areas like RTR, AR, AP, Tax Compliance or Compliance and Risk. The department is named LCO which represents the Local Custodian Organization and is responsible for safeguarding the trial balance of each COTY structure, being the gatekeeper of a clean and accurate balance sheet, which is one of three core financial statements used to evaluate a business. LCO is the diligent business partner of the organization, who is providing insightful analysis and comments, alongside with finance vision and focus on value management. Our role and activities provide the foundation for better data analyses, to forecast income, and plan strategically for the future.


As a Direct Tax Manager, you will be responsible for tax positioning and tax compliance of the Dutch entities (including 2 fiscal groups). You will be working on the preparation of tax provisions, tax returns, FIN 48 schedules. You will take responsibility for tax audits and supporting Group Tax with ongoing projects.

You will be responsible for tax consolidation, tax calculation, reviewing tax positions, and performing deferred tax calculation. You will be monitoring current changes to the tax legislation and make sure these are reflected in the tax calculation.

You will be key contact to the statutory auditors regarding the tax charge. You will be preparing tax disclosures and tax notes to the financial statements. You will be providing guidance to the fiancé team regarding cost treatment for WKR. You will be responsible for checking legal documents for finance project to ensure that sufficient information is obtained from the tax perspective.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing tax consolidation
  • Calculating tax provision
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Supporting tax audits
  • Coordinating efforts between various stakeholders:
    • Local Tax advisors
    • Tax authorities
    • Corporate tax team
  • Tracking the withholding tax recoverability
  • Preparing tax journals
  • Preparing FIN 48 questionnaires
  • Supporting transfer pricing team with contracts updates
  • Deferred tax calculation
  • Identifying tax risks
  • Preparing tax consolidation entries in One Source
  • Tax cash forecasting
  • Providing guidance for WKR
  • Preparing fiscal equity reconciliation
  • Maintain the schedule of filed tax returns and ongoing obligations
  • Support compliance framework of global Principal structure (COS compliance)
  • Maintain LRD – Principal markup on COGS in SAP
  • File CBCR notification
  • Coordinate the restructuring cost recharge to the Principal


To be successful in this role, you will need to have strong skills in tax return preparation as well as extensive tax knowledge. We are looking for candidate who is really “hands on”, well organized and systematic. Independent thinker, self-starter with proactive mentality. Candidate should have very good understanding of business. An outcome focused approach is essential for this role.

Key Skills:

  • Extensive experience with a minimum of 5 years working for manufacturing industry/ consulting
  • In-depth knowledge of tax, provision calculation, tax consolidation
  • Strong understanding of risk governance and impact assessment
  • Able to priorities task, drive to completion
  • Proactive and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Focused, with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in Principal/Limited Risk Distributor (LRD)Structure is a plus


  • Competitive salary based on experience;
  • Access to discounts through employee shop
  • Attractive benefits packages;
  • A healthy, fresh and sustainable lunch for a discounted price;
  • A brand new building in the business area of Amsterdam-Zuid. The office is designed to maximize your performance, based on the new ways of working.


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