Otico Software, founded in 2014, represents a unique collaboration between senior international tax & legal professionals and experienced software developers.
We believe in developing software solutions for the unique challenges faced by tax & legal professionals, whether in-house or in practice. We are passionate about the potential for user-friendly automation within tax & legal departments to generate transformational benefits in terms of time-savings and improved outcomes.
Everyone recognises that technical analysis by seasoned professionals lies at the heart of all good tax and legal work. There is no substitute for this human element. However, too often, valuable professional resources are tied up with routine collection, sharing, and filing of quantitative and qualitative data, rather than value-adding analysis, interpretation, and action.
Whilst finance departments have made significant use of technology in the task of controlling their data in recent years, tax & legal professionals are still over reliant on inefficient, semi-automated, or manual approaches, to data storage, retrieval, control & analysis. Where efficiency is impeded, so is transparency, creating a fertile ground for risks and missed opportunities.
Otico Software was founded to address a clear market need for practical and user friendly time saving IT solutions. Our initial range of products focuses on "Time Saving Tax Solutions". We are also developing a range of Legal Solutions and Professional Practice Solutions.
Our first licensed solution, TP Controller, was developed by senior transfer pricing specialists and coded by experienced software developers in response to the OECD BEPS initiative. TP Controller enables corporates to automate and maximise efficiency in the storage, sharing, control & analysis of their global TP data and generate on a "one-click" basis their country-by-country report in the OECD approved format. Additional licensed solutions from Otico Software are currently in development.
Stephen Alleway is a Managing Director of Otico Software and has been working in the field of international tax for the past 16 years, with a specialisation in transfer pricing. Stephen has held a number of senior transfer pricing positions within the consultancy profession including national and regional leadership roles within Big 4 and boutique consultancy firms. Stephen is currently a Partner at Questro international. Stephen holds a B.Soc.Sc. Hons degree in Economics (1st Class) from the University of Birmingham.
Peter Andersen is a Managing Director of Otico Software and has more than 20 years experience in the field of international tax and transfer pricing. Peter has gained significant experience in the design and implementation of tax systems and has held several senior positions within the consultancy industry, including as COO of a large well know firm of tax advisors. Peter is currently a Partner at Questro International. Peter holds an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Exeter and an LLM in Law from the University of Copenhagen.
Joris Aarts is a Director of Otico Software and has been over 15 years in IT, as trainer, developer, and specialist in database applications such as FileMaker Pro, MS Access and MS SQL Server. In addition to his extensive IT experience, Joris brings acute and probing analytical skills to bear on each project he is involved with and understands the importance of the "human factor" to the success of an IT project". Joris is a FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 certified and is also a founding partner at the firm Clickworks, one of the few Platinum Alliance Business Partners of Filemaker.
Alan FitzGerald is the Australia & New Zealand Sales Manager for Otico Software, and brings with him more than 15 years of accounting and corporate software experience working with corporates on tax technology vendor selection and implementation projects. Alan is well known in the tax technology community in Australia, and publishes widely on the subject. Alan provides a range of direct consulting and vendor selection services covering the tax and financial software industry through his own company PracticeConnections. Alan is the local contact point for TP Controller including its CBCR reporting module.
We believe that creativity is the undercurrent that drives all progress, however, "execution is what differentiates great ideas from great businesses". Otico Software helps tax and legal professionals improve their execution with a suite of time saving solutions.
We believe a unique combination of practical topic experience and technical IT expertise differentiates our firm and our solutions. On the topic experience side, seasoned tax & legal professionals who were frustrated by the lack of well-designed, efficient, user friendly IT solutions available for themselves and their clients. On the IT expertise side, professionals who are recognised amongst their peers as leading developers with respect to the Filemaker software platform. All of our solutions are developed collaboratively to maximise this combined advantage of topic experience and IT expertise.
We believe the best software needs no complex instruction manual and relies upon user-friendly intuitive interfaces with "on screen" prompts.
FileMaker is more than a database. It’s a complete platform on which you can design and code bespoke applications for use in both Windows and Mac operating systems.
We chose FileMaker as the platform for our licensed solutions because of its stability, long track record, and flexibility to store and manage different file formats. FileMaker is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Some of the biggest companies in the world, as well as governmental and educational customers rely on FileMaker every day for data critical processes.
FileMaker Inc., a subsidiary of Apple Inc., has won a raft of awards as the best database solution for companies and individuals and is regularly the cited by professional developers as their database platform of choice. For more information on FileMaker click here.
Product Development Professionals
To support the continuous development of new and existing products, Otico is looking for experienced tax & transfer pricing professionals with a passion for "tax technology". To be considered, you must have 8-15 years experience in tax or transfer pricing. Since our software solutions are designed to meet complex technical challenges, a strong conceptual understanding of tax and transfer pricing is a pre-requisite in order to be successful in this role. A (partial) research background would also be considered.
Your initial focus will be the on-going development of our transfer pricing solution, TP Controller, with responsibility for monitoring worldwide regulatory developments in the area of transfer pricing, to establish new product specifications for our software development team. You will also be involved in beta product testing. You are attentive to detail, have an ambition for product development excellence, and understand the importance of "user-friendly" applications. We offer unique opportunities for content-oriented professionals to be part of a young and dynamic team that has already been recognised by customers and peers for developing a market leading transfer pricing software solution with unique functionality and features. Significant growth in the coming years allows for rapid career progression.
In this role, you will report to the head of product design, development and testing. All product development roles are based at our office in Amsterdam and could be structured on a part-time basis for strong candidates.
Please contact Peter Andersen at email@example.com or +31 20 205 10 46 for further information.
European Sales Managers
Early 2016 Otico Software launched its software solution for transfer pricing, TP Controller, which is now being rolled out in Asia Pacific and Europe. To further develop our sales in Europe, we are now looking for European Sales Managers to be based in Amsterdam or Zurich.
As a sales manager you must have an understanding of the main compliance issues for corporates in the area of transfer pricing in combination with several years of software sales experience. Your sales experience should ideally be gained in tax and transfer pricing software or other tax technology products. Since our sales focus is on Corporates headquartered in the larger European countries, you must be a native speaker of French, German, Italian or Spanish. Fluency in English is also must. You must have an outgoing and pleasant personality and be able to manage sales trails of 1-6 months for each prospect.
You will work in a small team with a close interaction between the sales professionals and the software design and development team, and will also be involved in marketing and sales for some newly established global sales channels. Follow-up with existing customers to ensure they are getting the benefits expected from our software solution is also a critical task of this role.
You will report to the global head of marketing and sales, who is based in Zurich. Attractive compensation packages are available for successful candidates.
Please contact Stephen Alleway at firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 20 205 10 47 for further information.
Framework agreement for the establishment of a tax & legal software solutions company signed by 4 co-founders.
TP Controller designed in terms of "user experience", "functionality" "user interface", and "product graphics".
Incorporation of Otico Software B.V.
Coding and backend architecture of TP controller complete. Testing of functionality and design of dashboard and report formats.
Launch and stability testing of TP Controller with a closed set of users and multiple data uploads/downloads.
Otico Software Announces Market Launch of OECD BEPS Compliant Tax Software (TP Controller) and books 1st corporate sales.
TP Software Sales advance in Europe with sales to a Global Commercial & Industrial Products Group with customers in 70+ markets and a large European Real Estate Fund.
Alan FitzGerald appointed as Sales Manager for Otico Software clients in Australia & New Zealand given strong product demand from both markets.
A number of refinements of the user interface the important new features rolled-out to new and existing users of TPC.
Refined CbCR interface, options, and improved analytics.
Refined interface, enhanced performance and updated XML Schema for several countries.
Ongoing development work on version 1.4 to include new functionality in respect of Legal Agreements incl. their use for CUP analysis.
Storage of 3rd party agreements as potential CUPs and easy migration to Benchmarking section of TPC.
New option to generate XML in-line with recently published Swiss tax authority requirements.
On-going updates across a number of modules in-line with client feedback.