Indirect Tax Manager

06 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Country Tax Manager you will be responsible for Indirect Tax matters for ABB in the UK and Ireland. The role will have a significant advisory focus but will also be responsible for overseeing indirect tax processes carried out by the Global Business Service Centres

Tasks:• Management of all VAT and indirect tax compliance processes carried out by Global Business Service (GBS) team (both domestic and overseas)
• Review of VAT and indirect tax filings prepared by GBS team
• Manage VAT audits in front of the tax authority
• Internal VAT audit of UK/IE businesses
• Implementation and continuous improvement of VAT processes – VAT risk management to support the SAO submission
• Active participation in the ABB Indirect Tax Practice Group (Global CoE) and contribute to the Group’s projects and initiatives
• Advising the businesses on the indirect tax implications of projects and complex order routes
• Provide training to the businesses and finance community on VAT and indirect tax matters
• Prepare appropriate documentation and evidence to support ICoFR Controls
• Keep up to date with changes to domestic and international VAT regulations and communicate these as appropriate
• Advising Country Management on any impact that Brexit might have on the UK/IE business. Maintaining a strong relationship with HMRC
• Support business transformation and implementation of new business models

• Professional Tax / Accounting Qualification – CTA, ACA, ACCA, CA
• Minimum 1-2 year post-qualified experience working within an “in house” indirect tax role or for a top 10 professional firm
• Expertise in UK/IE VAT and Customs matters
• Expertise in international VAT matters in EU and Non-EU countries
• Good understanding of international supply chains, in particular in movement of goods
• Communication with both finance and non-finance teams is critical and must be able to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise manner
• Flexible, self-confident individual who is able to work autonomously and deliver results

• A genuine interest in broadening tax expertise beyond indirect tax to provide wider advisory input to projects
• Practical experience of implementing business change to support an Indirect tax cost or process improvement
• Understanding of indirect tax issues for ‘Digital’ business models
• Previous experience of using SAP

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