PPG Industries VAT Compliance Specialist in Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company that protects and beautifies the world. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).

VAT Compliance Specialist (location: Brno)

At the PPG Brno Shared Services Center a position for a VAT Compliance Specialist is open. The VAT Compliance Specialist will report to the VAT Compliance Manager of the VAT Team located in Brno (Czech Republic). The team is currently part of PPG’s Global Tax Organization and is responsible for supporting tax compliance in more than twenty countries in the EMEA region. The Brno VAT team consists today of fifteen people, it has been steadily growing in the last six years and is expected to continue to grow further into the future.

The position is an excellent full time job opportunity for a professional interested in gaining tax experience in an international company and in being part of interesting projects conducted in close cooperation with both other teams in Brno as well as with local finance people in different EMEA locations.


  • Extract reports, analyze the data and prepare VAT, EC Sales/Purchase Listings, control statements and Intrastat returns;

  • Review the data and perform standardized checks and ad-random checks to find potential issues;

  • Perform reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for VAT;

  • Sustain an excellent relationship with local finance, tax advisors and other relevant stakeholders to ensure an efficient and effective cooperation;

  • Support VAT Compliance Manager on ad-hoc projects if needed, trainings and internal advice to the business;

  • Cooperate effectively with accounting teams;

  • Assist local finance teams on (tax) audits;

  • Maintain the central archive of all VAT related compliance data;

  • Prepare and maintain VAT compliance process documents/manuals;

  • Support in taking actions to solve issues, improve, standardize and automate processes;

  • Support VAT advisory team in updating tables and VAT parameters for the accounting systems and other satellite systems.


  • Basic tax awareness / tax knowledge (based on local or EU legislation) depending on experience; at least half a year of tax work experience or more for Junior position , the period may include also previous VAT/tax internships or tax related projects at the university); Senior - 1,5 year

  • University degree in Tax, Accounting, Law or Economics or almost finished;

  • Fluent English written and spoken (B2 level or higher);

  • Second foreign language (German, Spanish, Italian will be an asset but not required);

  • Good knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel);

  • Strong sense of responsibility and ownership, pro-activeness, ability to introduce own ideas and process improvements;

  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, Oracle) will be an asset but is not required;

  • Ability to build and effectively manage relationship with other team members and stakeholders;

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;

  • Readiness for occasional travels abroad. Benefits of working at PPG:

  • Full time employment contract;

  • Challenging work in multicultural environment of a multinational company;

  • Attractive remuneration package;

  • Excellent additional benefits;

  • Friendly atmosphere promoting a culture of diversity, inclusion and learning


Organization: *Country Shared Service Centre

Title: VAT Compliance Specialist

Location: Czech Republic-Jihomoravsky kraj-Brno

Requisition ID: 1700003350