Tax Specialist - VAT
BNP Paribas
Lisbon, PT
há 6 dias

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history.

It has a presence in 71 countries, with 200 000 Employees including more than 150 000 in Europe and 6 000 in Portugal alone.

BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its businesses, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients individuals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large corporates, institutional investors and community organisations with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success.

BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions : Domestic Markets and International Financial Services for retail banking and specialised financial services, and Corporate & Institutional Banking for corporate and institutional clients.

Tax Department : Our mission is to cover all aspects related to tax which may have an impact on any of the BNP Paribas Group entities present in Portugal (which are associated to banking and insurance sectors, vehicles’ renting activity, real estate, among others), working in respect of the Tax policies and recommendations issued by the Group Tax Department in Paris.

Naturally, the local tax team works in compliance with the Portuguese legislation, as well as with international tax law, providing support for management decisions.

Besides the local business of the branch, we provide a dedicated support to all the hosted services in Portugal.

The Tax Department is in charge of all Portuguese taxes (except for those associated to employees) therefore a transversal profile is requested.


The candidate will join the Tax Department and will report to the Head of Tax in the territory, having as main responsibilities :

  • Contribution to monitoring tax risk in Portugal
  • Liaising with Group Tax Department (and other relevant departments) for purposes of discussing Value Added Tax (VAT) and other topics
  • Closely monitoring and actively contributing / assisting to VAT related topics transversally within the Group (VAT pro-rata, new rulings / jurisprudence to be analysed and implemented)
  • Contribution to Tax opinions requested in Portugal (other departments, other Group entities) and abroad (Group Tax Department or others)
  • Contribution to supervision of tax aspects related to intragroup and client transactions (standards for current transactions, validation of new products and activities, specific transactions)
  • Handling relationships with tax authorities / accompanying tax inspections
  • Review of initiatives which may require deep VAT analysis
  • Assistance, on a consulting basis, to questions from Finance / Accounting department (when submitting VAT statements)
  • Other tasks inherent to a Tax Expert position not VAT exclusively related (including involvement in projects launched based on evolution of tax legislation in Portugal and for which we need to adapt the Group’s systems).
  • The candidate we are looking for will be more focused on related topics, however will also handle some other (transversal) topics


  • 5 years’ experience in a Tax firm (Big 4 preferred) or in the Tax department of a Multinational enterprise
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting, Management or Economy, Finance or Law, with experience in VAT
  • Fluency in English mandatory (spoken and written)
  • Strong knowledge in Computer Science (as user), namely Excel proficient
  • Strong analysis capacity and interpretation of the tax legislation, problem solving, autonomy, organization and responsibility
  • Pro-activeness
  • Capacity to work under pressure and commitment with deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal working relationships and team spirit
  • Able to adapt to a fast pace and multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge on banking and insurance products
  • French is a plus
  • Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

    In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

    BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

    Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity.

    We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

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