Tax/Compliance Manager

Sporting Goods
Hartmannsdorf , Germany
16 / 12

Trek Bicycle is a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration.

Full description

Our mission is to create products we love and take care of our customers. We value our team, making sure the best is on the field. We value new ideas from anywhere, inspiring others with our positive energy, dealing with reality to make the tough calls, and getting things done fast- turning ideas into reality.

TREK has several offices in the United States, Asia and Europe. Our Factory for the European market is in Hartmannsdorf Germany, our Sales office for the G/A/S countries is located in Dübendorf Switzerland, and we will expand our European Distribution Center with a new location in Halle Germany.

For our G/A/S business we are currently looking for a Tax/Compliance Manager

1. Financial processing

  • Monthly close activities
  • Timely reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts
  • Presentation of financial results to business stake holders
  • Strong relationship with the external accountants and leading the interim and year-end audit
  • Budgeting departmental expenses
  • Periodically updating the rolling forecast for the various departments

2. Compliance

  • Continuous focus on process improvement
  • Ensure accounting policies meet the requirements of HGB, IFRS and US GAAP
  • Expert in VAT, Intrastat and other regulatory processes for Germany
  • Ensure transfer pricing and international tax requirements/documentation are addressed

3. Control

  • Improve VAT, Intrastat and other regulatory reporting processes
  • Internal control compliance and drive for improvement
  • Train non-financial staff on company financial procedures

4.Business partnering

  • Process improvement including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports as an interface to internal departments such as Sales and Marketing

Ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Strong knowledge of German VAT processes
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Cross-border experience and familiarity with intercompany processes
  • Familiarity with international businesses operating on ERP systems; JDE experience is preferred
  • Good understanding of internal control and financial reporting
  • Flexible, accurate and strong analytical skills with strong influencing skills
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills in German & English
  • Hands-on approach
  • A great team player who enjoys communicating with colleagues in an informal way.

Trek offers:

An informal, challenging and motivating company culture, where initiative and pro-activity are highly valued. We provide you with a stimulating work environment with enthusiastic colleagues, responsibility, and independence. We will compensate you with a competitive salary and benefits package and flexible working.

​​​​​​​Come, join us, and help us transform the world, the bike and have a blast while doing it!


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