Eaton Corporation Tax Manager – Special Projects in Budapest, Hungary

It is is a unique position that supports the Tax group with various compliance and international tax planning projects that directly impact shareholder value. The Manager will support the Hungary Tax Manager & EMEA Direct Tax COE Lead.

The Manager will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic Direct Tax COE (Center of Excellence) team responsible for almost 40 countries within the EMEA region (14 countries prepared internally by the COE, with the remainder outsourced and monitored).

Essential functions:

  • Review and analyze Direct Tax Returns

  • Manage the day to day operations of the COE

  • Ensure the tax return preparation process is properly documented with a clear audit trail

  • Assist the Hungary Tax Manager & EMEA Direct Tax COE Lead with the ongoing development of the COE team

  • Partner with Regional Tax Managers, Hungary Tax Manager & EMEA Direct Tax COE Lead, and the Senior Director, International Tax Strategy

  • Manage development, implementation, and post implementation review of critical tax projects


  • Minimum of 5-7 years Direct Tax Compliance experience gained in a professional firm, or multi-national company

  • Fluent in English and German or French

  • Good organization and time management skills

  • A focus on continual improvement of processes

  • Self-starter, able to work effectively with minimal supervision

  • A willingness to take ownership of issues and to drive solutions into businesses

  • Experience with various ERP systems and implementations

  • Commercial awareness

  • Multi-country direct tax compliance experience recommended

  • Thomson Reuters Workflow Manager experience would be advantageous

  • SAP/Oracle experience would be advantageous

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time