Europe VAT Manager

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.
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Job Description – Regional VAT Manager

Position: Associate Manager/Tax Manager

Reporting: The successful candidate will be part of the European tax group and will report to the UK based Head of VAT.

Location: The role can be based at any Accenture location in Europe

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for providing VAT advice on oversight of VAT compliance and risk management, identification of planning opportunities, and structuring client engagements. The role requires a proactive approach, seeking out issues and opportunities, analyzing them and implementing proposals from inception to completion.

The successful candidate will advise and work with regional management, senior finance and legal personnel, treasury, controllership and other Accenture Global Tax Group (GTG) members globally on a full range of VAT matters. The job has various aspects, ranging from routine consultation and review to the structuring of significant transactions.

The role requires the ability to:

  • Advise on VAT efficient structuring of complex and cross-border client engagements, working with the various internal business stakeholders and external advisors if needed

  • Provide VAT technical support, and work in collaboration with Accenture’s in-house VAT compliance center of excellence to manage and oversee Accenture’s VAT compliance for Europe

  • Manage Accenture’s response to the increasingly digitalized VAT compliance requirements being adopted by tax authorities globally.  Plan and drive the projects to ensure the business remains in compliance.  Communication of changes with the wider business stakeholders

  • Provide VAT advisory services to the wider Accenture business including both client facing teams and internal finance, legal and other stakeholders

  • Arrange and manage the input of external professional advisers where support is required

  • Provide VAT technical support on local tax controversy matters such as responding to tax authority queries, managing VAT audits and responding to compliance reviews.

  • Manage Accenture’s VAT Internal Control Framework both in terms of executing the controls and continuous improvement of the Framework to ensure full compliance with VAT law

  • Providing VAT support related to M&A transactions including resolution of VAT issues identified during due diligence, deal structuring and post-acquisition VAT compliance integration

Qualifications: A recognized general tax or specialist VAT qualification with a minimum of 4 years VAT experience, preferably with a multinational business. The job requires a background at least equivalent to a tax manager in a Big 4 tax department, law firm or in-house VAT department. In addition, the job requires the following attributes:

  • Self starter with the ability to work well in a fluid and challenging environment

  • Experience in dealing with the highest levels of management

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Good organizational and leadership skills

  • Strong ability to work in group and aptitude to cooperate

  • Commitment to excel as an VAT professional

  • Language skills are an advantage.

  • SAP experience an advantage

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Application process

We believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit. Please connect with our recruiters in case of questions.

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Found a fitting vacancy or role? Great! Apply by sending in your CV and cover letter and let's get started. Contact our recruiters in case of questions, they are here to help and guide you.

First Interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions and past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role.

Second Interview

In the second interview, our senior management would love to get to know you. We will continue to discuss your ambitions, past experiences and we can answer any question you have about the position and work at Accenture.

Offer

If we are all happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!

Onboarding

We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the other new joiners and continue your career at Accenture.

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