Syngenta VAT Controller in Budapest, Hungary

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries who have major impact on the health and the wellbeing of the communities all around the world; all dedicated to one purpose “Bringing plant potential to life”. Our purpose inspires and guides our work, aligns our effort across the world, defines our contribution and helps teams achieve something that may seem impossible. Our challenge is to help our customers grow more food with fewer resources in a sustainable way, find new solutions, products and services to meet our customers’ needs. We need to be innovative, ambitious and courageous . Working for us provides plenty of opportunities to participate in a wide variety of projects, tackling important issues at the cutting edge of our industry.

For the expansion of our Center of Excellence of the Regional Finance Operations for EAME in Budapest we are offering exciting careers opportunities in Accounting to Reporting, Financial Compliance, Credit Management, Tax & Statutory Compliance, Service Delivery Operations and Controlling.

By working together, we make a difference

VAT Controller

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Manage VAT processes for countries in the EAME region, and the correspondent EU registrations.

  • Check VAT returns for all assigned legal entities

  • Manage and reconcile VAT general ledgers accounts and ensure accurate and timely VAT reporting including the review of outsourced VAT work

  • Monthly sample check in SAP for Sales / Vendor invoice bookings, check correct use of VAT codes / deductibility / documentation

  • Collaborate with local tax authorities and agents in respect of VAT registrations and provide assurance of compliance in VAT treatment of transactions

  • Liaise with the finance frontline organization to understand operational changes and to ensure correct VAT reporting.

  • Assist the compliance program to provide assurance that VAT is accurately accounted for and reported in relation to business activities and SAP programming

  • Actively participate in VAT audits

  • Ensure that business activities are performed in a VAT compliant manner and business changes are recognized correctly for compliant VAT reporting


  • Solid accounting knowledge

  • IFRS, USGAAP knowledge

  • Experience in tax matters (ideally VAT) affecting multi-national company

  • Fluent English is a must, knowledge of other European languages is advantage

  • 3-5 years of experience in similar roles

  • Good SAP knowledge (or other leading ERP system)

  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Excel including macros

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to meet deadlines and quality requirements

  • Good communication skills both written and oral

  • Excellent team player


  • Challenging and motivating role within a market leading international agricultural company

  • An environment where team work and collaboration are core values

  • A fast paced, dynamic, innovative, future focused and evolving workplace

  • Development opportunities within the organization (national and international)

  • An attractive compensation package

  • Shape the future organization together

Job: *Finance Services

Title: VAT Controller

Location: HUN-Budapest-Budapest

Requisition ID: 1801717