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Senior Manager, VAT

Employer
Amazon
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job summary
Amazon is seeking an Indirect Tax Senior Manager to join the Tax team based in London to support its Digital & Devices businesses, focusing on VAT Advisory.
The ideal candidate will be able to work with a high level of collegiality and independence, and be comfortable directly liaising with various business teams within the company and with other members of the tax department.
The role will allow the candidate to be exposed to many jurisdictions in EMEA, as well as a variety of topics, including ESS, telecommunications, training, movements of goods, launch of new products and subscriptions, etc. The team works closely with tax authorities and Policy teams relating to public consultations and workshops about new laws and ESS developments.
Key job responsibilities
Primary duties include:
• Owning and advising on advanced international tax issues, working with outside advisers as necessary, as part of a tax team involved in supporting EMEA business initiatives
• Leading and evaluating business initiatives and expansions from an indirect tax perspective, and providing advice to the business as appropriate
• Producing written materials and analyses for both business and tax audiences
• Coordinating and providing support across the tax team as needed with other relevant sub-teams, such as tax compliance and reporting and transfer pricing
• Maintaining and developing relationships with key business and functional contacts, such as legal, accounting and finance
• Assisting with implementation of agreed-upon tax strategies and projects, closely partnering with Tax Engine and Finance Operations teams
• Assisting with audits, and policy consultations
• Maintaining and communicating knowledge of past, present and potential future European tax laws, regulations, rulings, procedures and court decisions
About the team
The Digital and Devices VAT team supports multiple business lines within Amazon including Alexa (subscriptions and Alexa-enabled devices), Kindle, Prime Video, Amazon Music, Amazon Prime, Ring, Audible, Twitch. The team also supports Project Kuiper, a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite system designed to provide fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world.
Basic qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or alternative relevant business qualifications (e.g. Chartered Tax Adviser, ACCA, CIMA, etc.) or relevant experience / qualification with Tax Authorities
• Demonstrable experience in indirect tax, preferably in the EU (experience gained in advisory, rather than compliance)
• Experience gained working in a business involved in multinational activities (i.e. not just domestic) within an indirect tax function or a legal or accountancy firm, or tax authorities with exposure to multinational taxpayers / cross-border transactions in both a B2C and B2B context.
• Fluent English language.
Preferred qualification
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand processes and systems
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects - including the ability to work effectively across cross-functional teams.
  • Strong understanding of or practical experience with tax laws in other countries.
  • Detail-oriented individual who takes ownership of projects, is organized, possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and able to deliver on tight deadlines.
  • Highly motivated, hard-working, and able to work in a fast-paced, informal, and often ambiguous environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and oral communication skills
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