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Posted on 10 Jun, 2024

Indirect Tax Advisor (Manager)

Our client, a leading financial services company, is seeking an Indirect Tax Advisor to join their team.

Based in the London office and reporting to the Head of International Tax, this role offers an exceptional opportunity for professional development through exposure to diverse indirect tax issues within a large, diversified financial services company.

Job Description

The successful candidate will support the International Tax team, focusing on indirect tax compliance, reporting, and advisory work. This includes involvement in various projects and the review and coordination of indirect tax work under the guidance of the EMEA Indirect Tax Lead.

The ideal candidate will have experience with indirect tax issues, be a self-starter, and communicate effectively with all levels of management. They should demonstrate the ability to work independently and proactively with business lines, legal entities, and functional support groups.

Responsibilities

  • Primary reviewer of EMEA indirect tax returns, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, and France.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of ongoing input tax claims for various entities across EMEA.
  • Support internal and external indirect tax audit queries across multiple legal entities.
  • Implement enhanced controls for indirect tax, including updating and maintaining process notes and identifying review enhancements.
  • Serve as a point of contact for finance, providing proactive and pragmatic indirect tax advice and compliance support.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the UK VAT return process through appropriate review and testing.
  • Advise Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable on VAT treatment for invoicing and billing.
  • Ensure compliance trackers are up to date and appropriately filed.
  • Deliver advice on ad hoc business queries to various lines of business.
  • Assist in preparing and delivering training and quarterly updates to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Controllers, and senior stakeholders.
  • Support key indirect tax projects to ensure timely completion.
  • Provide key VAT metrics for internal management reporting purposes.
  • Assist in preparing and delivering the UK VAT manual, documenting the process for preparing and reviewing the UK group return.
  • Monitor EMEA legislative indirect tax developments and escalate changes to the Head of Indirect Tax as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in Accounting or equivalent, demonstrated through work experience, training, military experience, or education.
  • Relevant accounting or tax qualification (ACA / ACCA / ATT / CTA) with in-house VAT compliance experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in developing and managing process improvements and project management.
  • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, and stakeholder management skills.

Desired Experience

FS Indirect Tax

Key Elements of the Role

Primary reviewer of EMEA indirect tax returns, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, and France. Assist in the preparation and review of ongoing input tax claims for various entities across EMEA. Support internal and external indirect tax audit queries across multiple legal entities. Implement enhanced controls for indirect tax, including updating and maintaining process notes and identifying review enhancements. Serve as a point of contact for finance, providing proactive and pragmatic indirect tax advice and compliance support. Identify opportunities to improve the UK VAT return process through appropriate review and testing. Advise Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable on VAT treatment for invoicing and billing. Ensure compliance trackers are up to date and appropriately filed. Deliver advice on ad hoc business queries to various lines of business. Assist in preparing and delivering training and quarterly updates to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Controllers, and senior stakeholders. Support key indirect tax projects to ensure timely completion. Provide key VAT metrics for internal management reporting purposes. Assist in preparing and delivering the UK VAT manual, documenting the process for preparing and reviewing the UK group return. Monitor EMEA legislative indirect tax developments and escalate changes to the Head of Indirect Tax as needed.

Location

City Of London
Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher

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