EMEA VAT Accountant / Manager

23 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
EMEA VAT Accountant / Manager


£45,000 to £55,000

We are seeking applications for a newly created role of VAT Accountant (EMEA) or VAT Manager (EMEA).

Our client is a leading services company based in Stockport and due to projected growth plans and the overseas activities and nature of the business a challenging but interesting role has been created in the tax department for VAT Accountant / Vat Manager (EMEA).

As the VAT lead you will report into a talented and highly experienced Senior Tax Director and be responsible for the VAT compliance and advisory services for Operations in EMEA (currently 23 countries including the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Poland). Supporting the corporate tax accounting and compliance function you will advise the business on a wide range of UK, EU, and international tax matters, and liaise with external advisors, HMRC, and other tax authorities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage all indirect tax compliance obligations and filing requirements for the EMEA legal entities, including handling of any audits, enquiries and foreign VAT refund claims.
  • Provide VAT advice in relation to global projects including ERP system changes, business restructuring and day to day operations.
  • Build and maintain the VAT control framework for EMEA, ensuring VAT processes are working effectively, and implementing solutions where appropriate.
  • Identification and implementation of VAT opportunities and process improvements, in line with regional strategies and the commercial objectives of the Company.
  • Support the accounting and audit process in regard to VAT liabilities/receivables for EMEA.
  • Support the supervision and training of the Tax Associate assisting with indirect tax compliance.
  • Support other adhoc tax projects as needed including due diligence activities for potential acquisitions and new territory VAT registrations.
  • Ensure adherence to SOX 404 and internal control requirements of the Company.

This role will suit either someone already working in-house in a VAT role looking for career progression or someone from practice looking to make their first move. The organisation prides itself of having created a work environment that is results driven whilst working as a team and individuals are valued. You will be self motivated, have the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally and possess excellent analytical and organisational skills.

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