BCN Tax Specialist Revenue Tax (OPB)

Would you like to implement fiscal laws and regulations? Do you work effectively with others but can still take your personal responsibility within a team? Then apply for this job.

Higher Professional Education (HBO) | Bonaire | 39.5 hours per week | P&O2021_07_004 | Closing date: 11th of August, 2021

Job description

The activities of the Taxation, supervision and service department include evaluating tax returns, auditing administrations for fiscal interests, imposing tax assessments and processing objections and appeals. The department is also responsible for providing administrative support and reception duties.

As a tax specialist in the field of Opbrengstbelasting (OPB) (revenue tax) you will be responsible for correctly and comprehensively processing tax returns and/or objections concerning all types of taxation, but in the field of OPB in particular. In addition, you will be responsible for auditing OPB-related affairs within annual accounts. In this role, you will serve as a professional interlocutor for private individuals and advisers.

You will offer other colleagues advice about tax-related aspects in a variety of cases. This means you should feel comfortable sharing information, both internally and externally. You must possess the potential needed to conduct appeals procedures. You must think and act in a customer-oriented manner, be consistent, and operate in accordance with applicable processes. Depending on your level of knowledge and experience, you will be given the opportunity to handle, coordinate and/or safeguard increasingly complex cases and sub-processes. When doing so, emphasis will always be placed on output. You will also provide advice and incorporate information into documents.

The activities you perform for the Caribbean Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration will relate to all three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands.

The organisation

The Caribbean Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (B/CN) has 110 employees and is responsible for levying, supervising and collecting national taxes, and for executing Tax, Customs and Excise legislation within the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. These laws and regulations deviate from the European Netherlands and other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.  Offices are based on all three islands. B/CN is part of the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration. B/CN offers a wide range of (online) services in the meantime and is a front-runner in ICT as far as the regional government is concerned.


  • Analytical abilities;
  • Mathematical insight;
  • Ability to form judgements’
  • Result-oriented attitude;
  • Good planning and organisation skills;
  • Team player;
  • Power of persuasion.

Job requirements

  • At least an HBO diploma, preferably in Tax law, Fiscal Economics, Business Economics or Accountancy, or an F diploma within the Tax and Customs Administration;
  • Several years’ experience in a similar position; 
  • Willingness to handle various taxation tools at the same time;
  • Advisory skills;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English; command of Papiamentu would be an advantage.

All in all, the B/CN is looking for a strong personality, who is not easily put out of his or her stride. Due to passion for, and affinity with, the profession, the new tax specialist must be very well aware of the most relevant developments and applicable laws and regulations. The ideal candidate must be committed to a continuous development process. Not only professionally, but also personally.

What we offer

  • Appointment in accordance with the Rechtspositiebesluit ambtenaren BES (BES legal status decree for civil servants);
  • A competitive salary in salary scale 10 (gross minimum salary of at least $2,967) and job scale 11 (gross monthly salary of at least $ 4,460), based on a working week of 39.5 hours. The pay grade will be determined based on knowledge, experience and training;
  • As of the 1st of January, 2022, the working week will amount to 36 hours per week, without loss of salary;
  • Holiday allowance (8.33% of remuneration);
  • A 13th month (8.33% of remuneration, with a minimum gross amount of $ 1,750);
  • A pension scheme with Pensioenfonds Caribisch Nederland (PCN);
  • 184 holiday hours for a working week of 39.5 hours per week (as of the 1st of January, 2022, 168 holiday hours for a working week of 36 hours per week);
  • Temporary appointment for one year, with a view to permanent appointment after effective performance and positive appraisal;
  • A relocation scheme for candidates responding from outside the island.


  • This vacancy has been released both internally and externally. In the event of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates.
  • The procedure may include an assessment or test.

Terms of appointment

  • A Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG).
  • A medical examination to join the pension scheme.
  • Dutch citizenship.

Good to know for potential candidates outside the Caribbean Netherlands

  • The salary is in American dollars; the official currency of the Caribbean Netherlands;
  • The Caribbean Netherlands has its own tax legislation. Income above the tax-free sum ($ 12,575 in 2021) will be taxed at a payroll tax rate of 30.4%;
  • Participation in the pension scheme is compulsory, including the accompanying personal contribution;
  • You are or will become an inhabitant of the Caribbean Netherlands.

More information?

For further information, please contact Ruud van den Bosch, CFO/ Head of management, telephone number +599 781 0269.

Applying online

You can send your Curriculum Vitae, accompanied by a cover letter, via e-mail to: