In House VAT Manager, Oxford

Posted 8 months ago by Lawrance Alexander
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £Competitive Salary, Benefits Package & Bonus
Sector Compliance, Indirect Tax, International Tax, Tax Risk
Hours Full Time
Job Type In House
Recruiter Type Recruitment Consultant
Posted 8 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 15 July 2018

This is a newly created role within a FTSE 250 manufacturing group, with global operations and sales in excess of £3billion.

The Group has built a reputation for innovative technology, leading to the creation of outstanding products in their market area.

They are one of the recognised market leaders in their field and having had significant investment ploughed back into the business, these are exciting times to be a part of this organisation.

Reporting to the Tax Director, the role requires an experienced Indirect Tax specialist to manage the VAT compliance responsibilities for the Group and suggest planning opportunities.

Suitable applicants will be practical and hands on, able to combine tenacity with tact, with a positive and proactive attitude, skilled and technically capable in the field of indirect tax.

You will also be familiar with managing VAT work across a range of territories and cultures.

The role in brief:

Manage all aspects of UK and International VAT compliance

Determine when overseas registrations are appropriate and supervise external advisers

Develop an internal VAT audit program in order to review the VAT accounts/returns for certain companies

Manage EU 8th directive/13th directive refunds

Provide awareness of VAT issues and effectively communicate the tax issues to management

Design and execute a review for current VAT processes to identify areas of improvement where necessary, including the application of technology in the VAT process

Manage VAT audits where appropriate

Identify possible areas of indirect tax savings

Provide guidance notes and training to finance teams and business when appropriate

About you:

Experience of UK, EU and non-EU regimes in both a compliance, planning and advisory capacity

A professional qualification, such as the CTA

Commercially astute and risk aware

Ability to interact effectively with tax authorities and external advisors

Ability to work autonomously

Ability to interact and communicate with financial controllers, commercial teams and senior management

Some understanding of VAT technology applications

While primarily Oxford based, this position will require some global travel in order to implement and achieve the aims of some of the projects. Therefore, the successful candidate will need to be willing and able to undertake business trips when required.

The benefits:

In return for your efforts and achievements, this exciting, newly created VAT Manager opportunity offers a competitive basic salary, a benefits package which includes pension, healthcare insurance, car allowance, discretionary bonus and the chance to take on a responsible – and very rare – in house VAT role in Oxford.


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