(Senior) Manager Charitable Tax Compliance (m/f/x)

(Senior) Manager Charitable Tax Compliance (m/f/x)

We contribute to education, culture and environmental protection. 

The 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. In 1998, Hasso Plattner founded the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering (HPI), marking his first significant philanthropic contribution. After signing the Giving Pledge (initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet), he established the foundation in 2015. The Hasso Plattner Foundation’s main office is in Potsdam, Germany, with additional offices in San Francisco, USA, and Cape Town, South Africa. 

A career at the Hasso Plattner Foundation can offer you

  • Purpose – You will be working for one of the world’s largest foundations (by endowment) and will have the opportunity to actively shape our philanthropic activities and operations.
  • Personal growth – We are a fast-growing organization looking for excellent talents. You will be working directly with high-level executives and senior stakeholders at our affiliates, projects as well as with the foundation’s bodies.
  • Agility – Our organization is characterized by flat hierarchies, motivated and driven teams, and a non-bureaucratic environment.


We are looking for a (Senior) Manager Charitable Tax Compliance (m/f/x) to support our team in Potsdam. In this role, you will oversee the charitable tax law (Gemeinnützigkeitsrecht) topics of the foundation, its affiliates, and charitable projects. You will liaise with our charitable affiliates and project partners worldwide to ensure a diligent and compliant charitable tax law controlling. You will take care of the tax return preparation process with the help of external advisors and further develop the foundation’s tax compliance system. You are in close contact with other departments on charitable tax law-related topics. Suitable candidates are self-starters who feel comfortable in a dynamic team, can familiarize themselves quickly with new topics, and understand how to set priorities.

Your main tasks

  • Ensure (charitable) tax law compliance of the foundation and its charitable projects, especially through involvement in the preparation of tax returns and ancillary statements typical for a charitable organization (i.e. capital preservation, timely funds, etc.)
  • Consulting on charitable tax law questions arising from the foundation’s operational business, in particular with regard to the structuring of internal and external projects
  • Further develop a charitable tax law compliance framework for the foundation and its affiliates in Germany and the United States

Your Experience & Qualifications

  • Very good academic degree in business administration or similar subject
  • German tax advisor certificate
  • 2-4 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in the field of charitable tax law with a recognized company
  • Excellent rhetoric and writing skills and fluency in English and German
  • Mastery of MS Office especially Excel and PowerPoint

You are

  • An analytical head and self-starter with a getting-things-done attitude
  • Structured and self-dependent in your working style
  • Reliable

What else do we offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Support to pursue professional training
  • Multi-day team events
  • Public transport ticket
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment
  • Working in a beautiful office in Potsdam with a lake view 

To Apply

Please send your complete application (CV, diplomas, references) compiled as one PDF document with your salary expectations and earliest entry date via e-mail to career@plattner.com. Only suitable applications will be contacted.

We look forward to receiving your application!