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General Electric Lead VAT Expert - Spanish speaker in Budapest, Hungary

Role Summary:As a Lead VAT Expert, you'll play an integral part within GE's Global Operations Center in Budapest, Hungary. Supporting GE's affiliates across numerous countries in Europe, this role provides legal, regulatory and tax compliance for multiple GE entities and focuses particularly on critical thinking on W2W VAT process and advise business on issues regarding interpretation and application of VAT laws.

Essential Responsibilities:

Being a stakeholder of the migration of the VAT process from Business to Global Ops Finance (VAT Preparation and/or VAT Review)

Support the migration of VAT preparation processes from the business to Global Operations Center, agreeing and monitoring the migration

Plans to ensure GE meets the necessary VAT processes

Ensure that VAT and associated returns are correct, identify potential errors and propose corrective action

Liaise with the Corporate VAT team to ensure compliance with local regulations

Provide training to improve VAT process together with the Corporate VAT team

Provide training of all users on the GE in-house VAT Reporting Tool

Coordination of VAT review process

Support VAT internal and external audits

Liaise with local experts to ensure compliance with local regulations

Build partnership and trust internally and externally with tax advisors and consultants

Interpret, explain and influence on complex VAT accounting& reporting principles

Provide critical thinking on W2W VAT process impacts on transactional changes.

Facilitate discussions with other finance functions& influence them to optimize data quality

Advise business on issues regarding interpretation and application of VAT laws. Communicate changes & impacts to businesses


Ideally a University or college degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent knowledge or experience

Written and verbal fluency in English, ideally with supported country language knowledge (Spanish)

Proven experience of VAT technical support , preferably in multinational environment or Tax advisory firm/Tax Authority

Excellent communication – proven ability to develop strong professional relationship with auditors, corporate tax and corporate VAT

Comfortable delivering against quantitative and qualitative performance metrics

Strong analytical skills and ability to technically discuss with local/regional business

controllers, country Statutory & Tax leader, local Corporate VAT Leaders and external auditors where necessary

Results orientated and ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines

Flexible approach and self-motivated with strong team spirit

About Us:GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. Locations:Hungary;Budapest;