International Tax Specialist (in house)

Job description

Why you’ll love working here 


We live in a world where everything is changing – from the way we travel to how we study, live and work. But one thing remains constant: our need to connect. We believe in creating a fun, creative and inspiring environment where everyone can live, work, play and grow. How do we achieve it? Through our exceptional international team of lively, smart and motivated people that embrace the student spirit and bring it to life every day. 


We have big plans. By 2023, we aim to have 65 locations across Europe. That’s 26,000 rooms and almost one million square metres of shared spaces. Beyond bricks and mortar, our new TSHLife app and digital platform is also ready to connect nearly a million current and former co-living and co-working guests.

In 2019, we’re in a phase of hyper growth. After opening 12 operational hotels in our scale-up phase, we’re evolving into an industry-leading company – redefining the concept of a hotel as the world knows it. 


What you’ll be doing to make it happen


You will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Corporate Services (CCS) and you will perform the following functions that include, but are not limited to:


1. Tax structuring:


You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a tax efficient corporate structure. Within that framework you will:

Review and optimise current corporate/tax structure (tax planning)

Set up new structures for new jurisdictions

Support in M&A and Development projects (the company is growing and doing a lot of acquisitions, so there is a lot of interesting acquisition and post-acquisition tax work)

Incorporate and maintain a tax efficient intercompany funding framework

Advice on appropriate debt equity levels throughout the various jurisdictions

Implement, update and maintain our transfer pricing policy in various jurisdictions

You will be working closely together with the finance, legal and treasury & banking teams 

Furthermore, you will have the support of international law firms and tax advisors and are expected to project manage and review their work in order to meet deadlines and come to smooth closings.


2. Tax compliance:


You will be responsible for global tax compliance of The Student Hotel group. Within that context you will:


Monitor and coordinate tax global compliance process (a.o. CIT, VAT, city tax, property tax, withholding tax, etc)

Support the operations as well as the HQ departments with day-to-day questions

Contribute to the tax awareness and activities within the group

Review tax positions and tax returns and provide input with respect to potential optimisations

Support on tax audits and tax policy efforts

Review of quarterly and annual income tax provisions

Maintain an overview of (legislative evolutions in) applicable taxes for TSH (e.g. CIT, VAT, city tax, property tax, etc.).

Prepare a tracking system to ensure company-wide tax returns (VAT, CIT, W/T, payroll taxes, etc.) are filled timely by the regional

Formally review/ audit regularly on sample basis, company tax returns to validate their accuracy.


Who are you?

  • You’ve read all above bullet points and thought “no sweat, I’ve got this”
  • Ownership is not only important to you, but you know how to use it to influence your business colleagues getting their facts and figures right
  • You are the number cruncher and you know how to connect, share and learn in a team.


  • University degree in (Dutch) fiscal law or fiscal economics
  • About 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in tax advisory obtained within a general international tax practice and/or as an in-house tax specialist of a multinational
  • Good overview of international tax landscape and specific understanding of the Dutch participation exemption, interest deduction rules, fiscal unity regulations, city tax, withholding taxes, tax treaties
  • Proficient level of financials and ability to read financial statements
  • Strong computer skills: proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point
  • You are proactive and biased to action: pro-active, “hands-on”, and “can-do” attitude with a rigorous and precise attitude capable to adapt to fast paced environment – we are a lean team and many times responsibilities may fall out of one’s exact job description; we are looking for folks that are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent planning skills and the ability to work with deadlines with little supervision
  • Ability and enjoy working in an international team
  • Native level of English is essential, other European languages are an advantage

What do we offer you?

  • An amazing work environment with a fantastic vibe and lots of positive energy
  • The opportunity to work at a dynamic, young, international organisation; we’re a real game changer in the hospitality industry
  • TSH cares and gives you access to facilities including a great canteen, gym and awesome regular events
  • Ready, set, grow! You’ll get the chance to learn and grow in your role, collaborating with other talented people that will challenge you every day
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary and all the tools you need for your job


We want everyone to feel welcome and respected, and we go the extra mile to create a complete connected community. Our teams are diverse, representing more than one nationality, gender, religion, age, culture and personality. That’s what makes our team so special.

Did we get you excited? We’d love to receive your application! Just click the ‘apply now’ button below, answer a couple of questions and send us your CV/LinkedIn profile.