Indirect Tax Advisor

Robert Walters
Bedfordshire, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Indirect Tax Advisor - Manufacturing - Luton - £40k-£55k + 10%-15% bonus

Robert Walters are hiring for an Indirect Tax Advisor for a leading international manufacturing business based in Luton.

This position comes with a salary in the region of £40k-£55k +10%-15% bonus, private healthcare, 7% pension contributions and flexible working.

The Indirect Tax Advisor will form part of a small in-house indirect tax team based in Luton, together responsible for the VAT and Customs affairs of the business across Europe.

The role contains compliance but also a good amount of advisory/project work as well.

Responsibilities include:


Manage regular VAT compliance
Compile a number of EU VAT returns
Review and approve all European VAT returns and payments for registrations held by the UK Principal company
Manage the process to recover input VAT on travel expenses and purchase cards, working with an external partner (and complete the project implementation)
Manage moves to digital VAT reporting, as and when this occurs in relevant countries
Manage and support other regulatory changes relating to any Europe VAT registrations held.
Manage the design and implementation of a Framework to control and check VAT
Manage and maintain key processes and controls
Play a key role in the design and implementation of a planned European VAT reporting tool to prepare and audit Ball Europe VAT returns.
Roll out a process for applying the correct VAT to gross margin invoice adjustments
Management and control of VAT standing data across Ball registrations in Europe
Maintain sales flows in SAP and Word, ensuring they are set up accurately
Maintain customer VAT Master Data and tax codes
Update flows and codes for new registrations or changes in VAT treatment.
Assist external customers and suppliers with VAT implications of sales/purchases.
Manage and support other VAT issues and projects.


Support all Customs regimes and authorisations held
Ensure local plants understand obligations
Manage customer and supplier requirements for EU-origin declarations (i.e. Supplier's Long-term declarations)
Support applications for new regimes/authorisations.

The company is looking for someone with good VAT and/or Indirect Tax experience. International/European experience would be great, but UK experience is sufficient.

The ideal candidate will be qualified (ACA / ACCA / ICAS / CTA) and will have experience in both advisory and compliance work
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