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Indirect Tax Specialist (1 year contract)

Position Overview

Working as part of our global Tax organization the Tax Specialist supports the various indirect tax activities for our company globally, in general supporting efforts to ensure that the organization is compliant with all indirect tax laws, all filings are accurate and correct, that all processes are documented, and all indirect tax matters are resolved timely, thereby reducing the tax burden to the organization.

This position requires demonstrated indirect tax knowledge, analytical abilities, communication skills, and will be responsible for assisting in various facets of the Global Indirect Tax process, including review of master data, transactional inputs, system design, and controls.

Position Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Working with an outsourced provider, prepare and review Indirect Tax returns for multiple jurisdictions globally;

  • Provide Indirect Tax technical assistance to support the shared services operations;

  • Assist the Indirect Tax Manager in the development and implementation of KPI’s to monitor the VAT processes and performance of the company;

  • Continuously monitor tax process and systems to ensure that that they are efficient, accurate, up to date and comply with current regulatory requirements;

  • Actively identify opportunities to achieve improvements through setting up or participating in group projects;

  • Keep abreast of changes to Indirect Tax legislation and how they impact the company;

  • Share knowledge within the team and assist in achieving team objectives.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance;

  • Ideally minimum of 3 years of experience in a tax function related to indirect taxes;

  • Fluent English required and other language an advantage;

  • Experience working in an organization providing services across multiple markets or geographies;

  • Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive work ethic;

  • Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

Technical Skills Requirements

  • Ability to support Tax research and investigation;

  • Intermediate to Advanced PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required;

  • Experience with tax determination systems (e.g., Sabrix, Vertex);

  • SAP experience desired;

  • Ability to work independently and support a Tax team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness;

  • Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development;

  • Ability to operate independently and navigate through change or uncertainty;

  • Team player with focus on collaboration;

  • Solid communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required.

Physical Position Requirements

  • Prague, Czech Republic

Possible Career Moves

  • Senior Tax Specialist

  • Tax Manager

Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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