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Senior Manager - Indirect Tax (VAT) - Global - Compliance and Reporting - EMEIA Tax Centre

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18 Jan 2022

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Senior Manager - EMEIA Indirect Tax Compliance

The GCR team is part of EY's EMEIA Tax Center (ETC).The ETC is unique to EY: we are the only Big 4 professional services firm with a dedicated center of excellence focused on delivering exceptional client service across borders.Our 570+ talented ETC professionals are based in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and work with clients across the area, regardless of our location or theirs. We provide specialist tax, business and technology expertise to address clients' most pressing challenges in an exciting, dynamic tax and business environment, through a broad range of innovative service offerings.

The GCR indirect tax team comprises over 525 dynamic individuals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices. We also have specialist tax and finance skill sets spanning the areas of Service Management, Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Statutory Reporting, Finance BPO, Funds Tax Management, and Payroll. We focus on supporting our clients in managing their compliance and reporting requirements, centrally and locally, and delivering on their transformation agendas. We are a team which embraces diversity and inclusion with a mix of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We believe this makes us perfectly suited to the global environment in which we work.

Our indirect tax compliance professionals support large multinational clients with their indirect tax obligations in EMEIA and globally. Dealing with the indirect tax compliance requirements is the heart of the operations but this goes hand in hand with VAT advisory and technology support which we provide or coordinate with our specialist teams. We apply a client centric approach meaning that our professionals are organized per client, and not per country or region, to maximize the knowledge of our client's business.

The opportunity

With our breadth of service offerings you have the opportunity to develop your career through a variety of experiences, mentoring and formal learning to ensure our employee value proposition - Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime - is a reality.

Join our fast growing Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team as a Senior Manager in the UK and you will have the opportunity to work on EY's largest multi-country client engagements within our EMEIA Tax Center. We are particularly looking for individuals to support financial services (FS) clients. We deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines, with major hubs in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania and Poland.

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Manager in the EMEIA Tax Center, you will be managing a portfolio of FS clients where you are the process owner for the indirect (VAT/GST) compliance outsourced to EY, including:
  • Act as single point of contact towards our client's tax manager or director in EMEIA and report to the responsible director/partner in EY
  • Lead and coach the central client serving team and manage the relationship with our other teams/offices involved supporting this client
  • Set-up and drive standard processes and monitor global metrics
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, manage financials and coordinate services
  • Review progress of operational and continuous improvement targets.
  • Review end-to-end process improvement suggestions; integrate and track agreed-upon process changes
  • Report service performance and escalation status; develop corrective action plans
  • Conduct monthly update calls and meetings
  • In addition, you will participate in commercial initiatives, together with a director or partner, in order to attract new clients or to broaden scope of services at our existing clients.
  • Finally, you will be leading one or more strategic initiatives we define in terms of:
    • Process: standardization, centralization, design new services, legislative updates, etc.
    • Technology: automation, data analytics, dashboarding, etc.
    • People: training program, career development, recruitment, etc.
    • Go to market: position new services, marketing of existing services, etc.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Team player with project management capabilities.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in EMEIA VAT compliance, either in industry or other service providers.
  • Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting and corporate tax compliance.
  • Basic understanding of IT-systems and VAT/GST reporting solutions

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Fluent in English - written and spoken. Any additional European language is an asset
  • Excellent communication across cultures and within a virtual working environment
  • Experience and knowledge of Indirect tax compliance within the Financial Services (FS) sector would be an advantage.

What we look for

  • Experienced professionals who want to join our fast growing team and accept the challenge to provide high quality service to our clients and to continuously improve.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please apply and attach a cv and cover letter in English.

Build your legacy with us.

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