YOUNG PROFESSIONALS & PROFESSIONALS
"At CHG-MERIDIAN, everything starts with the team. Flat hierarchies and open dialog are basic principles and motivating factors. Motivating in the sense that we don't succumb to the illusion that we are perfect. We are successful together and we believe in our potential to learn," says Murat Oguz of the corporate culture.
My name is Murat Oguz, I am head of the Tax department at CHG-MERIDIAN and have worked at the company since March 2008. I was born and grew up in Ravensburg. Even before starting my career, I decided on the region and, shortly thereafter, the big „glass box“ between Ravensburg and Weingarten. Even during my apprenticeship and later during my degree, the headquarters of the company was always an eye-catcher on my way to work.
CHG-MERIDIAN WAS AND IS AN ABSOLUTE HIT FOR ME
The alternative to my career at CHG-MERIDIAN would have been the classic „apprenticeship“ as a tax advisor or auditor. After finishing school, I completed my apprenticeship as a tax accountant assistant and then went to the cooperative high school in Villingen-Schwenningen to study "taxing and auditing". Even during my apprenticeship it was clear to me that the creation of company tax returns over the past years would not be the challenge that I wanted to continuously set myself. It was and is my goal to play an active role in an international environment. To have an influence on the creation of businesses and to help with optimization. CHG-MERIDIAN is one of the few globally leading manufacturer and bank-independent providers of efficient technology management in the areas of information and communications technology, industrial goods and healthcare. The opportunity to join CHG-MERIDIAN was therefore an absolute hit.
FROM TAX CONSULTANT TO DEPARTMENT HEAD
I enjoyed a very good, in-depth and professional apprenticeship in a tax accountancy and auditing company in Ravensburg. I am proud to have been a part of that team and thankful for six great years. The decision to change my career was not a decision against my employer at the time, but a decision to do something new and for CHG-MERIDIAN. Today I can look back and say that I did all the right things.
19 FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES REQUIRE AND SUPPORT A GOOD KNOW-HOW FOR INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW
It is particularly the challenges in the international environment that make my day-to-day life exciting. CHG-MERIDIAN is now represented across the world with 19 foreign subsidiaries. Along with the national tax topics, it is also increasingly important to develop a good know-how of international tax law, to assess transactions and, if necessary, optimize them.
TO US, TEAM MEANS: WE WIN TOGETHER AND NOBODY HAS TO PROVE THEY ARE PERFECT
„One world – one vision - one company“ – this is not only an internal advertising slogan. We live by this motto every day. At CHG-MERIDIAN everything begins with the team. Short paths and an official communication are our basic principles and motivators. Motivators because we are not under the illusion that we are perfect. We win together and we stand by our learning potential. This is what the word "team" means to us, and we find our motivation from this every day. If you have this openness, then you will fit in well at CHG-MERIDIAN and should definitely get to know the company.
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