VAT Manager

OPR Associates Limited
Basildon, UK
Closing date
10 Oct 2020

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OPRA are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced VAT Manager on behalf of a global organisation based in Basildon. My client is offering a direct route to progression.

The Tax Manager, EMEA will be responsible for the complete end to end VAT compliance process for all EMEA entities. You will join a global in-house tax team and get involved in a wide variety of projects around compliance, supply chain and process improvement. You will manage 3 Tax Analysts who are responsible for the day-to-day preparation of the VAT returns.

Your role will focus on the following key activities:

* Review of VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, Intrastat returns for all EMEA entities ensuring that returns are prepared on an accurate and timely basis

* Review annual adjustment calculations for all required entities

* Proactive identification / appraisal of VAT issues and opportunities in all key business areas including opportunities to maximise input VAT recovery

* Work with local finance teams to ensure VAT reporting is complete and correct

* Provide practical and timely advice to EMEA business colleagues on VAT impact of specific business transactions e.g. new client contracts, new products and services

* Work closely with the Global Transfer Pricing team to advise on VAT treatment of intercompany transactions and ensure that the intercompany supply chain is efficient from a VAT perspective

* Assist with management of VAT audits around Europe, including liaising with local advisers as required,

* Monitor tax law changes around EMEA and assess impact on the business.

* Assist in the review of and implementation of VAT processes to increase efficiency

* Manage the tax analysts and provide staff development training for the team

* Work on projects as part of a cross functional team

Basic Qualifications for Consideration:

A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role in an accounting practice and/or industry with detailed knowledge and understanding of EU VAT regulations in respect of financial services and partial exemption.

* Accounting qualification essential - ACA / ACCA / CIMA

* CTA qualified tax professional desirable

* Good understanding of accounting and its implications on VAT

For more information, please apply today
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