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VAT Manager, Europe

  • AB InBev
Leuven, Belgium
  • AB InBev
Leuven, Belgium

As VAT Manager you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with VAT regulations and optimizing VAT processes for the organization. The role requires extensive knowledge of VAT laws, tax accounting, and reporting requirements, as well as strong analytical and communication skills.

At AB InBev, dreaming big is what we do. Brewing the world’s most loved beers, building iconic brands like Bud, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Tripel Karmeliet, Leffe and crafting meaningful moments are what inspire us.

We’re a team of passionate owners who aren’t afraid to dream big because we know that together, we can achieve anything. To build a more sustainable, inclusive and rewarding future. Turning any challenge into an opportunity. So let’s take on the challenge together.

Cheers to dreaming big!


  • Ensuring compliance with VAT regulations across all business areas and jurisdictions and providing guidance to other departments on VAT matters;

  • Managing the preparation, filing, and payment of VAT returns, including managing internal controls and processes related to VAT;

  • Identifying and implementing VAT planning opportunities to minimize the organization’s VAT liability and maximize VAT recovery;

  • Ensuring accurate and timely VAT reporting, including reviewing and reconciling VAT accounts and preparing VAT reports for management;

  • Monitoring changes in VAT regulations and advising the organization on the potential impact of these changes on its operations;

  • Supporting VAT audits and responding to queries and requests from tax authorities and other stakeholders;

  • Providing training and guidance to finance and non-finance staff on VAT matters;

  • Building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including tax advisors and auditors;

  • Develop and implement VAT transformation strategies to optimize the VAT function within the organization;

  • Analyze VAT processes and identify areas for improvement, including automation and streamlining of VAT procedures.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or another relevant field;

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in VAT compliance, preferably in a multinational company or professional services firm;

  • In-depth knowledge of VAT laws, regulations, and reporting requirements across different countries and regions;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and implement efficient VAT processes;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels;

  • English Fluent level is a must.


  • Competitive Bonus;

  • A Flexible Rewards system - (smartphone, bike lease, internet at home, Extra pension Plan, etc.);

  • Quarterly vouchers to taste our delicious beers;

  • Compensation & seniority days in addition to legal holidays (40 Days total);

  • Meal vouchers, allowances, gift per company policy;

  • A unique Parental leave;

  • Competitive Life insurance, disability & medical plan;

  • Learning & Development opportunities (LinkedIn Learning/ Workday Learning/Mentoring);

  • Multiple Physical & Mental Wellbeing support Initiatives.


In this role, you’ll have the potential to transform our business and your career. You’ll get the support and mentor you need to succeed. We’re a meritocracy, with plenty of room for growth and development, so you know your hard work will be rewarded. We encourage you to think big and go after your goals. You’ll get to be creative, work with international teams so you can build a global network and have direct control over your career and where it takes you.

We are building a team that’s more supportive, more inclusive and more collaborative. A team that’s diverse in background, skills and experience.

So if you dream big but are concerned you’re not a perfect fit against the job description, we’d still encourage you to apply. You may just the right candidate to help us create a future with more cheers.

As the leading global brewer, we are committed to bringing people together for a better – and more equal – world. A more equal world starts when everyone can thrive. At AB InBev we value the diversity of cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce, and we strongly encourage women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
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