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Join this free online course to learn about different tax types, global developments, the business relevance, and the importance of technology with a focus on SAP S/4HANA and SAP solutions for global tax management.

April 30, 2024 - June 5, 2024
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

Tax transformation is now a standard practice in business and is crucial for a successful digital transformation journey for enterprises. With rapidly evolving standards, legislation, and technologies, tax has become a crucial factor in making business decisions. Therefore, it is essential for businesses to on-board the right resources for a successful tax transformation.

This openSAP course aims to help you prepare for and become a valuable member of a tax transformation project. In a unit-by-unit approach, you’ll learn about the different tax types, such as indirect tax, direct tax, transfer pricing, and withholding tax. For each of these tax types you’ll learn about the global developments, the business relevance, and the importance of technology with a focus on SAP S/4HANA and SAP solutions for global tax management.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Setting the Scene and Indirect Tax
Week 2: Direct Tax
Week 3: Transfer Pricing
Week 4: Other Tax Types and Tax Transformation Business Case
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • IT and business implementation consultants for tax transformation projects
  • Tax technology managers
  • IT managers and tax managers
  • SAP S/4HANA presales
  • Students of economics, tax, and IT
  • Anyone interested in a holistic overview of tax management and tax transformation

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Further Learning

About Further Content Experts

Svetlana Vasilyeva

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Svetlana Vasilyeva is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Tax Technology Consulting team. She specializes in tax and accounting process design, optimization, and automation, and her current focus is on direct tax and transfer pricing. Svetlana has experience in full-cycle methodological finance and tax support of ERP implementations in all project stages (from system selection, design workshops, and gap analysis to testing, user acceptance, and QA).

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Patricia Gutierri

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Patricia Gutierri has been involved with tax since before her graduation in accountancy in 2002. She has around 20 years of experience focusing on global transformation projects in the finance and tax area, in roles such as design authority, solution designer, and solution architect. Considering tax as the outcome of the main transactions in a company, Patricia’s strengths lie in SAP end-to-end process knowledge and exposition of the VAT and excise duty rules applicable in many countries in Europe and the Americas. She enjoys delivering projects and empowering a client’s employees to grow and develop their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to drive better business performance.

Andrew Dalah

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Andrew Dalah is a CTA-qualified director in the Indirect Tax group at Deloitte, working in the Compliance & Technology Team. 

Andrew has worked in the Indirect Tax group for over 17 years and has considerable experience in advising on a range of domestic and international VAT-related matters including VAT liability reviews, making tax digital readiness assessments, automation of compliance processes, and source system implementation.

Jeroen Tilleman

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Jeroen Tilleman is a manager in Deloitte’s Tax Technology Consulting team. Svetlana specializes on tax and accounting process design, optimization and automation with current focus on direct tax and transfer pricing.

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Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Setting the Scene and Indirect Tax
  • Week 2:

    Direct Tax
  • Week 3:

    Week 3: Transfer Pricing
  • Week 4:

    Other Tax Types and Tax Transformation Business Case
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    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Niels Zuurbier

Niels Zuurbier is a manager in Deloitte’s Tax Technology Consulting team. He focuses on direct tax technology and advises clients on topics such as transfer pricing, tax provisioning, and process optimization. He has been involved in several global SAP S/4HANA implementations where he took responsibility for both the design and the configuration. Niels is a member of the specialist section Tax Technology within the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB).

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Tyas Tatipata

Tyas Tatipata is a manager in Deloitte's Tax Technology Consulting practice, operating in multiple industries. He joined Deloitte in 2014 and specializes in optimizing transfer pricing and direct tax operations for multinationals. Alongside this, he is active in sustainability and ESG reporting for tax. Tyas is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) and holds a master’s degree in Tax Law from Leiden University. Follow Tyas on LinkedIn

Erika Buson

Erika Buson leads solution initiatives for global tax management at SAP. In her role, she is responsible for formulating solution strategy and driving go-to-market for SAP solutions for global tax management. Erika has many years of experience in tax transformations enabled by technology. Over these years, she has worked across industries and geographies consolidating a deep understanding of legal trends, business requirements, challenges, and how technology can be leveraged to re-think compliance and unlock business value. 

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Stephen Jamieson

Stephen Jamieson is global head of Circular Economy solutions at SAP. In this role, he leads the creation and development of digital solutions to design-out waste, keep products in use, and regenerate natural systems. In this capacity he works closely with global businesses on their transformation roadmaps, helping them move from linear take-make-waste approaches to the implementation of circular systems and sustainable business processes aligned to global impact.

As founder of the SAP Plastics Challenge, Stephen has been working collaboratively with industry, NGOs, and regulatory stakeholders to develop design-led solutions aligned to SAP’s 2030 Clean Ocean Vision.

Thomas Boerner

Thomas Boerner is the global product owner of SAP Profitability and Performance Mangement. In this role, he drives the product strategy of PaPM for both the business capabilities of the no-code modeling environment and content packages for supported use cases such as the new global minimum tax, domestic corporate income tax, transfer pricing, and profitability and cost management.   

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Atsuko Eguchi

Atsuko Eguchi is the lead for global tax management at SAP Globalization Services. In this role, she drives the holistic tax management innovations, supporting customers going global while managing local compliance. Atsuko has over 20 years of experience in localization. Over the last years, her career has been dedicated to global tax management and digital tax transformation.

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Vinod Jadhav

Vinod Jadhav is a product manager for Taxes at SAP, spearheading the development and execution of tax-centric features and functionalities across the SAP product suite. His dynamic role entails close collaboration with multifaceted teams spanning engineering, legal, and compliance, to guarantee SAP products align with tax regulations while delivering optimum value to customers. With over 10 years of expertise in financial consulting, Vinod seamlessly transitions into product management, bringing a wealth of experience to the forefront. He thrives on crafting a holistic product strategy that seamlessly integrates tax considerations into the SAP product roadmap, ensuring innovation and compliance go hand in hand.

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