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Senior German Tax Accountant (m/f/d)

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Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Darmstadt, DE, D-64295

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

With the exponential growth of Ansys in Europe through acquisitions, the development of Ansys business activities has complexified tax-related tasks. Hence the reason why the need of country-specialists in tax has become a priority in Europe. The German tax specialist would have a dual role: managing diverse German tax compliance topics and providing tax support to our operations in Germany as well as managing the quarterly tax provision process for our German entities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Daily tax operations

Tax compliance

  • Manage and review the preparation of annual corporate income tax and trade tax returns (tax compliance services will be provided by an external service provider). Preparation annual VAT return, quarterly withholding tax returns and payroll tax returns
  • Management R&D claim process for the German entities
  • Assistance with the preparation of the annual domestic transfer pricing formalities
  • Tax review of the annual accounts and tax analysis for financial auditors
  • Monitor changes in Tax legislation and international developments impacting the German entities
  • Support group tax team in implementation of tax projects and transfer pricing policies impacting the German entities

Tax administrative tasks

  • Management of cash tax payment and refunds
  • Assistance to the controllers for the withholding processes if needed
  • Tax Residence certificate requests
  • Liaise with German tax administration, manage and support in tax audits


  1. US tax accounting

Quarterly preparation tax provision for the German entities

  • Identification/Update Statutory to tax temporary and permanent differences
  • Computation tax provision in tax software (Longview)
  • Preparation working papers to support current and deferred positions
  • Update tax questionnaire
  • Update income tax accrual table
  • Quarterly update tax cash payment schedule
  • Preparation return-to-provision computation following filing of the tax returns
  • Identification potential FIN 48 positions
  • Quarterly review of the annual effective tax rate and determination of a tax payment forecast schedule


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required Education and Degree Type:  Master’s degree in Tax law or in Accounting or Economics
  • Required Minimum Years of Experience:  minimum of 5 years of experience acquired in the tax department of a US multinational, a Big 4, tax accounting firm etc.…


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualification of tax advisor (Steuerberater) preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with German corporate tax laws, domestic corporate tax filings, US tax accounting as well as US GAAP/IFRS knowledge required
  • Ability to manage relationships with various in- and external stakeholders including German tax authorities
  • IT skills required: extensive use of Microsoft Excel & Word and experience with tax and accounting software preferred (e.g., Longview, Oracle).
  • Soft skills required: good communication and writing skills to interact with various departments, good analytical and organizational skills and detail oriented, full professional proficiency in German and English


Culture and Values
Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

Working at Ansys

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.