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Accounting & Tax Expert Lead

ING Business Shared Services

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 965 EUR/month*By legal requirement we are providing the information about the basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised position. Based on your experience/profile, the final financial conditions will be the subject to discuss and negotiate at the personal interview, however, not less than above mentioned minimum salary component.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Job Description:
As the Accounting & Tax Expert Lead, you ensure the accounting of the IBSS Bratislava branch according to all local GAAP and group standards (IFRS) by functionally managing and developing an expert team while taking into account ING’s needs, the environment and society. You set the standards for your area and take responsibility for developing, innovating and safeguarding knowledge in this area. You lead the process of accounting and reporting financial and regulatory data, oversee the interpretation and translation of (new) regulations, oversee the process of reporting statutory and regulatory data and drive the implementation of the control framework over financial and regulatory reporting to improve and safeguard financial results.

You are combining, in an approximate ratio of 70/30, the role of an individual contributor and people leader in an Agile Way of Working (WoW) organization. You act as a servant-leader instead of a hierarchical top down manager. You are responsible for facilitating, supporting, and motivating your team members to achieve common goals.

As the Accounting & Tax Expert Lead you are a team-player, solution-focussed, and broadly developed, with a positive can-do mind-set, living ING’s Orange Code. Besides helping to develop your team members in your field of expertise, you also perform content-related tasks in the same area of expertise as your team members. Your content knowledge is sufficient to determine the future direction of your team, allows you to lead strategic discussions with business partners, as well as to manage stakeholders in your area of expertise.

Primary Accounting Responsibilities:
Together with your team members you:
- Ensure the accounting of IBSS Bratislava according to local GAAP and group requirements (IFRS compliant); ensure correct accounting information toward controlling to comply with the head-office requirements
- Ensure compliance with external regulations, internal policies and minimum standards in the area of responsibility
- Cooperate or lead on ad-hoc projects (e.g. implementation of new systems according to head-office planning in area of responsibility)
- Secure accounting, tax, statistical reporting in compliance with local (GAAP)/group (IFRS) regulations
- Secure accuracy and completeness of accounting through internal control and review
- Review reasonableness of the monthly balance sheet and local profit and loss account
- Review adequate booking on cost centres
- Manage monthly accrual process securing accuracy and completeness of financials
- Lead the preparation of annual financial statements and internal/external audit
- Lead and coordinate the development and delivery of financial policies, guidelines, and protocols in own area of specialization to ensure the company complies with regulations and good financial practice
- Lead the execution and reconciliation of complex statutory and regulatory reporting, identifying and interpreting complex patterns and trends, and translating those into actionable recommendations. Contribute to the development and refinement of regulatory and statutory reporting templates and guidelines, based on developments in the market and demands from regulators

Primary Tax Responsibilities:
In cooperation with tax officer to ensure:
- Updates and complete tax procedures
- Preparation of annual CIT return and internal/external audit
- Other tax agenda (WHT, VAT, Road tax, act as PIT counsellor)
- Other tax administration (e.g. information sent to tax authorities, tax certificates, written communication, etc.)
- Prepare local transfer pricing documentation
- Review IBSS pricing model
- Manage the process in case of the tax inspection

Also, you are responsible for facilitating, supporting and motivating, as you:
- Continuously enhance our integrated way of working and you coach and support your Expert Team members on their way to self-steering and self-organizing
- Build strong team identity and apply the diverse skills and perspectives of your team members to achieve common goals
- Drive engagement by creating a climate of openness, transparency, and trust where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
- Understand the emotional responses of team members and link self-awareness to action by leading by example and practice informal influence within the teams and organization
- Translate the ING and IBSS Bratislava Strategy into objectives and actions; create and support management messages and develop policies within the framework provided (or contribute to such development of such a framework)

You deliver continuous improvement (CI) and you manage risk as you:
- Become a role model in sponsoring improvement & innovation activities in your Expert Team
- Prove your problem-solving and strategic thinking capabilities
- Create an environment that fosters and supports CI/innovation for strategic improvements on all levels
- Ensure compliance and no reputational damage to ING or IBSS Bratislava
- Ensure changes are aligned with local legislation and global ING policies
- Understand the financial figures, manage cost development and cost savings effectively

Employee perks, benefits

Financial contributions:
• Life events (marriage/partnership, child birth/adoption, work anniversary)
• 3rd pillar retirement saving
• Life insurance
• Salary compensation during illness leave (PN)

Some others:
• Cafeteria benefits
• Extra holiday days
• Fresh fruit at the workplace
• Company events, teambuildings
• Referral bonus, etc.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Finance, Accounting or similar area

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) and Slovak - Proficiency (C2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Education and Experience Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or similar area
- 7+ years of relevant job experience in accounting and tax, with a few years in a senior position, preferably in corporate/banking sector within an international environment
- Demonstrable understating and knowledge of accounting, tax, and supervisory regulations, IFRS knowledge, local GAAP knowledge, tax (CIT, PIT, VAT, WHT) knowledge, experience with statutory audit preparation, tax inspection, experience with local transfer pricing documentation preparation
- Experience in a chief accountant role is a plus
- Experience with core accounting systems
- Knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft is a plus
- Experience in core accounting system implementation is a plus


Brief description of the company

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients over 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 50,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

Number of employees

500-999 employees