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VAT Accountant

Requisition ID:  10383
Category:  Finance
Career level:  Specialist/Team leader
Contract type:  Permanent


VAT accountant


SKF is the world leading supplier of products and solutions in the rolling bearing

business. In addition, we are one of the leading players in seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring and training. The inherent skills and competence of our around 40 000 employees help us to fulfill our objective of creating more intelligent, sustainable and innovative customer solutions. SKF is a truly global company with presence in more than 130 countries, serving an extensive range of industries and customers worldwide.


SKF are establishing a Finance Shared service center organization supporting all SKF units globally. We have an exciting future ahead of us towards a clear Finance strategy road map. Finance will have a powerful role related to a lean, efficient and digital environment, and we are aiming to be in the frontline of next generation Business Finance.

The Finance Function at SKF in Poland includes Accounting & Reporting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Controlling, Internal Control and Finance Processes.



Your day-to-day work 

  • responsibility for VAT reporting for 2 Polish legal entities – preparation of declarations based on data in the system, sending to tax offices (VAT-7, JPK-VAT, VAT UE)
  • execution of internal controls referring to tax risks (incl. obligatory split payment, VAT codes on the posted documents, date of tax obligation, etc.)
  • reconciliation of VAT accounts
  • answering inquiries from tax authorities, handling VAT controls
  • cooperation with Accounting departments (P2P, O2C, R2R) referring to VAT obligation to optimize the process and minimize the risks of errors
  • monitoring of changes in VAT law, tax interpretations, rulings published by Ministry of Finance
  • preparation of requests for tax refund from foreign VAT (VAT REF)
  • providing internal VAT trainings for other departments, preparing instructions for accountants regarding VAT obligations
  • cooperation with VAT Accountants from other countries
  • support Tax controller in other tax related tasks


We expect you to have/be   

  • at least 2 years of working experience in the accounting/finance area with the VAT declaration responsibility
  • good working knowledge of MS Office Programs (Excel and Outlook)
  • language skills: Polish - fluent, English - communicative in speaking and writing, German – would be an asset
  • professional interest in taxes, good knowledge/experience in accounting allowing to prepare the reconciliations, extract data for tax reporting
  • close attention to detail
  • keen to show initiative and eager to learn

You will enjoy working here if you 

focus on teamwork, own initiative, independence and accuracy in action, very good organization of working time and meticulousness, care for communication with employees and maintaining good relations, the ability to work with an extensive database and under time pressure


We offer   


  • A job in an international environment 
  • You will be a part of a diverse workforce where you get to face exciting challenges and varied tasks
  • very competitive salary and benefits
  • contract of employment
  • benefits: private medical care, sport programs, social fund benefits
  • a chance to be a part of a diverse workforce where you get to face exciting challenges and varied tasks



Additional information for you 

Location: Poznan, Poland. Local contract in SKF POLSKA.

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Monika Gertig, HR Business Partner at SKF Group Recruitment Center, +48 693 205 157 or 



About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.