VAT Senior Accountant

Heredia, Provincia de Heredia, Costa Rica
Market-competitive pay and benefits
20 Feb 2024
14 Mar 2024
JR - 123392
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
VAT Senior Accountant

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.

About Baxter

Our products and therapies touch the lives of millions of people around the world every day, which is why we are passionate about ground-breaking innovations that bring a more personalized care to all of us. For 87 years and counting, we have been at the critical intersection where the ideas that save and sustain lives meet the providers who make it all happen. And now, we are determined to realize our boldest opportunities to transform global healthcare for years to come.

There has not been a better time to join Baxter. We are in the midst of a transformation that’s building an outstanding finance organization. Baxter Business Services is a group providing centralized service to many of Baxter’s core business processes. Now we need you. From day one, you will have the opportunity to develop your career through a variety of jobs and experiences and to collaborate with people all over the world. When you join us, you can also expect access to training and mentoring in an encouraging environment.

Purpose of the Position

  • This role is part of Regional Controlling organization and is essential in ensuring compliance with VAT regulations and US GAAP requirements for VAT accounting.
  • The role requires understanding of sophisticated VAT and accounting matters, quick problem-solving skills and strong collaboration with other finance and non-finance teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As part of the regional VAT team, ensure compliance with VAT requirements in countries in scope.
  • Ensure timely and accurate filings of VAT returns, as well as VAT related reporting.
  • Support VAT related internal and external audits and, if vital, work with the regional tax team on preparing audit defense strategy.
  • Respond to ad-hoc VAT related questions from local authorities and other departments.
  • Monitor indirect tax legislation and its impact on the organization and processes for entities in scope.
  • Leverage relationships with all internal teams, as well as external providers, to support VAT process compliance and process improvements.
  • Ensure adherence of processes to company's policies and procedures, internal and external audit requirements and local rules and regulations; support strengthening of financial processes and controls.
  • Support local, regional, and global projects, as required; provide financial expertise in such projects.
  • Be an activate advocate of finance function.
  • Maintain focus on continuous process improvement.


  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
  • Experience in a multinational environment and/or audit.
  • Experience in indirect taxes.
  • Understanding of US GAAP.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, encouraging, flexible and “can do” mind-set.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Strong reporting tools including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting or part qualified /qualified ACCA/CIMA.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally as the need arises.
  • Experience in JDE, Blackline and W-Desk is an advantage.
  • Additional hours at critical times (e.g., month-end) may be required. Also, and on an outstanding basis, the role may require work on public holidays.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

This is where you make a real impact!

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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