Senior Tax Specialist (f/m/d) - Mergers & Acquisitions Tax

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The Senior Tax Specialist (f/m/d) Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax will be dealing with complex tax matters within such task framework and will be reporting to the Head of German Tax, Group Tax Reporting & M&A Tax. Possible SAP locations for this role are Walldorf (close to Heidelberg), Berlin, Ratingen (close to Düsseldorf) or Eschborn (close to Frankfurt). This position does not include people management responsibilities. 


  • Providing tax advice in the field of national and international M&A activities (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, Joint Ventures)
  • Providing tax advice in the field of post-acquisition integration processes or group-internal restructurings (including IP consolidation aspects, business model changes etc.)
  • Internal and external contact for international tax projects and M&A activities at SAP (including coordination / managing of external tax advisors)
  • Managing legal entity consolidation efforts in conjunction with other SAP tax and finance functions and driving such projects for execution 
  • Preparation of tax due diligence reports or analyses of external tax due diligence reports, initiation of measures for risk reduction and consideration of group tax accounting aspects
  • Assistance regarding M&A transactions in the tax field audit cycle 
  • Preparation of tax opinions for cross-border transactions in the field of M&A or tax planning activities
  • Supporting SAP’s private equity / venture capital activities from an international tax perspective


Required skills

  • Several years working experience in an international tax consulting firm or tax function of a multinational company with a focus on international M&A tax matters
  • Certified German Tax Advisor or comparable qualification 
  • University degree (or comparable) in business studies
  • A positive Team player with good interpersonal and high communication skills
  • Experience/Specialization in international M&A tax matters
  • Fluent in English and German


Preferred skills

  • Familiarity with (group) tax accounting (IFRS/German GAAP)
  • Experience in leading Corporate / M&A tax projects in an industrial environment
  • Solid expertise in international taxation including transfer pricing and financing aspects
  • Familiarity with business valuations around corporate restructuring projects
  • Interested in innovation and technology (e.g., SAP solutions)

The Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Team is part of the Global Tax Team at SAP’s headquarter in Walldorf. The evaluation of M&A tax strategies, the mitigation of tax risks in M&A contracts, as well as the post-acquisition legal integration process and tax planning strategies are key tasks of the M&A Tax Team.


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Requisition ID: 385804  | Work Area: Finanzen  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Berufserfahren  | Employment Type: Vollzeit, unbefristet   | Additional Locations:

Ausschreibungsnummer:  385804
Ausschreibungsdatum:  18.05.2024
Funktionsbereich:  Finanzen
Karrierestatus:  Berufserfahren
Anstellungsverhältis:  Vollzeit, unbefristet
Voraussichtliche Reisetätigkeit:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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