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Tax Manager M/F

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General information


Shurgard is the largest self-storage provider in Europe. We have over 200 self-storage centres in 7 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. We help people store their belongings – often at times of big life changes. At Shurgard, we live and breathe our values of service, security, reliability, flexibility, convenience and cleanliness – to provide the best storage experience. Shurgard currently cater for the storage needs of more than 140.000 customers, employs over 700 people and is partly owned by Public Storage – the world's largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities with thousands of stores in the United States.  

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Job details


Finance - Tax

Job title

Tax Manager M/F

Job description

Purpose of the job

The Tax Manager provides support on international and domestic tax issues to the Group. To accomplish his/her tasks, 10% of travelling may be required.

He/she reports to the Senior Tax Manager.


Tax advisory responsibilities

  • Identifying and mitigating tax risks.
  • Managing and coordinating local country tax audits.
  • Delivering a full range of support to the other departments in compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Handling all information tax data requests.
  • Participating with the Senior Tax Manager on real estate, corporate acquisition and tax projects.

Tax compliance responsibilities

  • Managing tax compliance process.
  • Reviewing complex income tax returns and VAT returns.
  • Maintaining tax balance on general ledger.
  • Preparing and managing tax documentation on a regular basis.

Tax accounting responsibilities

  • Managing tax provision process.
  • Preparing/analyzing tax related financial reporting under IFRS.
  • Coordinating with external stakeholders.

Process and systems

  • Improving processes by developing or implementing best practices.


  • Building relationships and interacting with other departments (i.e. finance and legal department) for efficient tax management.

Profile (ex. Education, experience, competencies, etc)


Master Degree in Economics or Law, with tax specialization or similar through experience.


  • Proven work experience of minimum 6 years in tax within an international context.
  • Excellent knowledge of tax accounting and tax compliance.
  • Experience in IFRS is a strong asset.


  • Coordination and management skills.
  • Good at meeting deadlines and solving problems.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent in communicating both verbally and in writing.
  • Analytical skills with detail orientation.
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information properly.
  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the tax and accounting area.
  • Actively seeks opportunities for self-development and learning.
  • Support change to achieve business growth.
  • Demonstrates market and business awareness in a broader area.

Language skills

  • Fluent knowledge of English.
  • Dutch is a strong asset.
  • Other European language skills are considered as a plus. 

Other skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • An advanced level in Excel.
  • Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.

Contract type


Full Time Equivalent %


We offer

Shurgard offers you the opportunity to join the market leader in self-storage, and a dynamic team environment. In addition, we offer a competitive salary and generous extra legal benefits.

Job location

Job location

Belgium, Brussels European Support Center


Brussels (Groot-Bijgaarden)