Working as part of a Global Tax organisation the Indirect Tax Specialist will assist the Global Indirect Tax Compliance leads to support the various indirect tax activities of the company globally. In general, this will involve assisting in managing the efforts to ensure that the organization is compliant with all indirect tax laws, all filings are accurate and correct, that all processes are documented, and all indirect tax matters are resolved timely, thereby reducing the tax burden to the organization.
This position requires demonstrated indirect tax knowledge, analytical abilities, communication skills, and will be responsible for assisting in various facets of the Global Indirect Tax process, including review of master data, transactional inputs, system design, and controls.
Prepare and review VAT returns for the EMEA region to ensure accurate and timely preparations, completing and filling of submission.
Ensuring VAT SOX and internal audit controls are adhered to.
Act as key liaison between indirect tax and non-tax departments to raise VAT compliance profile, remedy tax issues at source and proactively manage risk.
Actively monitor tax processes and systems to ensure that that they are efficient, accurate, up to date and comply with current regulatory requirements.
Identify and communicate opportunities to achieve end to end process improvements and coordinate implementation as needed.
Keep abreast of changes to Indirect Tax legislation and potential impact on the company.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a MNC tax function related to indirect taxes.
Strong understanding of VAT rules and basis accounting principles.
Fluent English required and other language an advantage.
Track record demonstrating high standard of communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills required.
Microsoft Office, Ariba & SAP experience with tax determination software an advantage.
Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive work ethic.
Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
History of successful role and process optimisation results
Strong attention to details
Strong interest in data analytics.
Advanced PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Spotfire) required.
SAP experience desired with tax determination (Sabrix, Vertex) experience an advantage.
Comfortable in a high volume, deadlines driven environment with emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy.
A willingness to generate and share ideas with a continuous improvement focus.
Ability to operate independently and navigate through change or uncertainty.
Demonstrate flexibility in working roles, providing assistance to other colleagues in busy periods, by proactively making themselves available to support when required.