Indirect Tax Advisor

Robert Walters
Luton, UK
Closing date
27 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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