Sonja Stotz-Brand

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Sonja Stotz-Brand

Graduate Economist
Certified Tax Consultant

Born 25.03.1964
2 adult children

Friedensstr. 2/1
72224 Ebhausen

+49 176 472 484 25

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04/2013 to 03/2021

Mercedes Benz AG

Tax Process Manager

  • Focus on Value Added Tax worldwide
  • Process responsibility for interdisciplinary tax and customs processes

SAP OneERP (S4Hana)

  • Development End-2-End VAT process for introduction of OneERP (concept to customizing)
  • Close cooperation with SAP developers on the use of strategic products

SAP cbFC (ERP ECC6.0) - 
Rollout und Support

  • Daimler production companies in Mexico, South Africa, Russia, USA, Japan, India, China, Brazil
  • Tax process responsibility, in particular VAT
  • Sales Tax und GST
  • Change projects and subsequent support (e.B. tax reform in India)

Rollout und Support

  • Daimler production companies in Romania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic
  • Implementation of regional requirements and changes (accounting and tax law)

Mercedes Benz AG, Daimler Trucks AG and Daimler AG

  • Responsible for tax processes
  • Presentation of business transactions for multiple VAT registrations in Europe
  • Close cooperation with the tax department

10/2011 to 03/2013

Mercedes Benz Regensburg Branch

Head of Business Administration and Controlling

  • Member of the Extended Executive Board
  • Disciplinary and professional responsibility for 11 employees
    • Corporate planning in cooperation with division executives
    • Budget management and control (investments/maintenance/material overheads)
    • Purchasing/invoice processing
    • Supplier-selection and -evaluation, contract negotiations, conclusion and implementation

05/2008 to 09/2011

AutomotiveTraining GmbH  (100% subsidiary Mercedes Benz AG)

Head of Finance, Controlling and Cross-Sectional Functions

  • Member of the Executive Board,
  • Disciplinary and professional responsibility for 4 employees
    • Accounting and controlling
    • Development of reporting system, balance sheet analyses
    • Systematization of the planning process
    • Quality management officer, development, and reorganization of the quality management system
    • Internal and external audits

07/2006 to 04/2008

Häussler Group, Stuttgart

  • Independent accounting of various companies of the Häussler Group;
  • Tax and corporate law structuring
  • Tax optimisation of the group of companies
  • Preparation of tax returns
  • Balance sheet analyses for reporting to management, banks and external investors

03/2005 to 06/2006

smart GmbH Boeblingen

Series Controlling Model Forfour

  • Material cost controlling in cooperation with purchasing and development
  • Monthly reports to the purchasing director smart; forecast and plan-actual comparisons
  • Participation in strategic and operational planning
  • Restructuring smart
  • Management of supplier receivables in a cross-sectional function between purchasing, accounting, and finance
  • Development, coordination, and balance sheet implementation of approval processes

03/1999 to 02/2005

Independent tax consultant
Small and medium-sized clients (up to approx. 10 million turnover)

  • Financial statements, consolidated accounting, consolidation; tax returns
  • Client support in contact with tax office, tax audit, banks; business analysis and consulting
  • Tax reports, focus on VAT
  • Ongoing payroll and financial accounting

03/1999 to 06/2001


  • Lecturer for VAT law - Berufsakademie Stuttgart
  • Lecturer for Tax Consultant Training - Akademie für Steuerrecht Neufang, Calw
  • Preparation of tax law expertise