Senior Manager Tax (all genders)


Who we are:
The charitable Hasso Plattner Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies through science and education, improve access to art and culture, and support environmental conservation. Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP, an enterprise software company, and has been chairman of its supervisory board since 2003. After signing the Giving Pledge (initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet), he established the Hasso Plattner Foundation in 2015.
The endowment of the Hasso Plattner Foundation is managed by its investment team – with the ultimate goal of funding existing and new philanthropic initiatives of the Hasso Plattner Foundation. The investment team aims to generate high, risk-adjusted returns and invest capital in global public equities, leveraged buyouts, venture and growth capital, hedge funds and real assets. It invests with trusted external partners and selectively via direct ownership of businesses, especially in enterprise software and digital health.
A career at the Hasso Plattner Foundation can offer you:

Purpose – You will be working for one of the worlds largest foundations (by endowment) in Europe with global impact and will have the opportunity to actively shape our philanthropic activities and operations 
Personal growth – We are a fast growing organization looking for excellent talent. You will be working directly with high level executives and  various stakeholders at our projects and across the Foundation’s ecosystem,  with plenty of opportunities to learn 
Agility – Our organization is characterized by flat hierarchies, motivated and driven teams and a non-bureaucratic environment
This role is based in Hasso Plattner Foundation's main office in Potsdam, Germany


The position:
We are looking for a Senior  Manager Tax (all genders) to join our Potsdam office. In this role you will be exposed to a unique variety of topics and act as point of contact for internal stakeholders, tax authorities as well as external service providers.  With your tax experience and business acumen, you will be a trusted advisor to our investment team and a driver of continuous improvements for our tax compliance system. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Advising our investment team in all relevant tax matters including tax structuring
  • Managing our tax compliance
  • Support of tax audits
  • Designing and implementing new processes, guidelines and software for efficient tax compliance management
  • Coordination of external tax advisors 

Your experience & qualifications:

  • Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberatereaxamen) with at least 5 years of professional experience in (international) tax consultancy or in a similar inhouse-position
  • Excellent degree in economics, law, business administration or a related field 
  • In-depth knowledge of German and international tax law
  • Experience in tax structuring and investment tax law would be beneficial
  • Basic knowledge of chartitable tax law would be beneficial
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Hands-on approach and a problem-solving mentality  


What else do we offer you?

  • Working in a motivated team with flat hierarchies  
  • A competitive compensation package 
  • Support to pursue professional training 
  • Public transport ticket 
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment
  • Multi-day team events and training opportunities 
  • Working in a beautiful office that offers free lunch, fruits, drinks, excellent coffee, and opportunities for outdoor sports activities

To apply: 
We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV, diplomas & transcripts of records, references) compiled as one PDF document with your salary expectations and earliest entry date.