BCN Collector

Do you like working on collection processes? Are you a specialist in recovery? Respond now!

University education | Bonaire | 39.5 hours per week | Vacancy number: P&O2021_07_003 | Closing date: 4th of August 2021

Job description

As a collector you do not only focus on collection and (enforced) recovery of tax amounts due, but you also work on many recovery-related tax subjects. The collection and (enforced) recovery process of the Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland  has much common ground with the various other working processes of the Tax and Customs Administration BES.

As a collector you have insight into the relationships between the various processes of the Belastingdienst  as well as knowledge of the organisation and the relationships with the various stakeholders. You ensure that your specific knowledge concerning tax recovery legislation is and remains up to standard. Also your knowledge concerning other legal fields, such as the Belastingwet  BES, bankruptcy law, and legal action is of the right level.

In this position, frameworks are set and boundaries explored, and it is an innovating position too. On behalf of the Belastingdienst CN, you negotiate with various organisations and interest groups, but especially with tax debtors and their representatives where appropriate.


  • You independently handle complex collection and recovery matters with a high risk factor for the Belastingdienst , companies, and citizens;
  • You act as an advisor and supervisor with respect to addressing complex collection and recovery issues;
  • You develop (innovative) instruments, methods, techniques, and systems in collection and recovery expertise;
  • You initiate and render advice on collection and recovery processes. You also have consultations with various parties and negotiate in situations which are complex and specific from a process-technical perspective;
  • You act as a project manager for the implementation of new collection and recovery processes;
  • You decide on complex recovery measures and apply these, and you have insight into the various aspects of holding a party liable about which a standpoint needs to be adopted or in respect of which a policy needs to be developed;
  • You asses new recovery and collection processes;
  • You translate complex matters into concrete data for the management and MT members to steer on;
  • You give external organisations (companies) and citizens information on tax matters; 
  • You proactively inform the Management and MT members on bottlenecks;
  • You evaluate your own working method, you learn from this, and you transfer new insights to the Management, MT members, and employees.


The  Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland  (B/CN) is responsible for levying, supervision  and collection  of  the national taxes and for the execution of the Tax, Customs, and Excise Duty Legislation on Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba. All three islands have B/CN offices. . B/CN is part of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. A wide range of (online) services of B/CN is operational and is leading in ICT for the government in the region.

Job requirements

  • A completed university education, preferably in Tax Law/Civil Law;
  • Three to five years’ relevant work experience in your field of expertise;
  • Specialist knowledge of (enforced) recovery and collection processes for the Belastingdienst;
  • Expert and highly experienced in project management and research;
  • Conceptual insight into the relationship between various parts of tax legislation;
  • Influencing capability to achieve results;
  • A keen sense of the rule of law;
  • Presiding over meetings with internal and external parties.


  • Organisational sensitivity;
  • Analytical capability;
  • Power of persuasion;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Situation awareness;
  • Planning and organisation.

What we offer

  • An appointment in conformity with the Rechstpositiebesluit Ambtenaren BES (BES Legal Status of Civil Servants Decree);
  • A salary according to market norms, at preliminary scale 11 and job scale 12 between USD 3,429 and USD 5,056 per month, based on a 5-day working week of 39.5 hours (pay grade based on knowledge and experience);
  • As of the 1st of January, 2022, a working time of 36 hours per week, without loss of salary;
  • An end-year bonus (a so-called 13th month) of 8.33% of the remuneration, at least equalling $1,750.00 gross;
  • A holiday allowance based on 8.33% of the remuneration;
  • A proper pension plan administered by PCN;
  • 184 hours of annual leave based on a working week of 39.5 hours (as of the 1st of January, 2022, 168 holiday hours based on a work week of 36 hour;
  • A temporary appointment of one year, with the prospect of a permanent position in case of good performance, and a favourable evaluation;
  • A relocation package if you apply from abroad.


  • An assessment or case study may be part of the procedure.

Terms of appointment

  • A Certificate of Good Conduct (in Dutch: Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG));
  • A medical examination for admission to the pension fund;
  • Dutch citizenship.

Important information for interested applicants living outside the Caribbean Netherlands

  • The salary is paid in American dollars, the official currency in the Caribbean Netherlands;
  • The Caribbean Netherlands has its own tax regulations. Income exceeding the basic allowance (in Dutch: belastingvrije som; $12,575.00 in 2021) will be subject to a rate of 30.4% in loonheffing (payroll taxes);
  • Participation in the pension fund is mandatory, including a personal contribution;
  • You are or will become a resident of the Caribbean Netherlands.

More information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Tania Boezem, Team Leader Recovery, telephone number +599 781 0272.

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