Job Reference 17165
Job type Permanent
Location Swords (Hybrid)
Salary € 40,000-60,000

The Role

The primary responsibility of this position will be to support with Pan-European VAT compliance obligations. As part of this role, the analyst will prepare and submit VAT returns but also, work on resolving audits in a favorable manner and interface directly with VAT auditors in EMEA. The analyst will support with various compliance, advisory and tax technology projects, such as the set-up of robust VAT compliance processes, the implementation of tax digitization requirements and Oracle R12, the internal VAT audits and supply chain reviews as well as the close monitoring of the new VAT legislative changes and the implementation of the related action plans. The analyst will work closely with the other members of the VAT team based in Brussels and Dublin, as well as other business and finance stakeholders.

Main responsibilities:

  • Full ownership and management of the VAT compliance obligations of a dedicated sub-region in EMEA
  • Preparation and submission of the VAT returns and the Intrastat declarations for EMEA entities, including data and returns to be filed under the tax digitization requirements such as the SAF-T requirements, Control statements, SII, e-invoicing, etc.
  • Preparation and submission of the VAT refund requests
  • Qualitative review, cross check and corrections of the data used for the purposes of the VAT and Intrastat declarations
  • Support with the preparation of the reconciliations between the VAT and the General Ledger on a monthly basis
  • Maintain monthly compliance calendar to ensure the timely reporting as well as the timely submission of the returns and the refund claims or the payment of taxes
  • Support with VAT regularizations in EMEA
  • Assist with the research, the analysis and the set-up of action plans to remediate to any indirect tax issue identified
  • Support with VAT audits, manage and respond to tax authorities’ requests and interact to help resolve issues
  • Assist with the development of robust VAT compliance processes, including the reporting systems and the related process improvement measures and internal controls
  • Assist with the implementation of data analytics
  • Support with the on-boarding of the VAT activities in the Center of Excellence at each go-live of Oracle R12/Vertex from the concerned legal entities in EMEA
  • Support with cross-functional projects involving Direct Tax, Transfer pricing, Trade compliance, the business and other corporate functions (such as Record to Report, Order To Cash, Credit and Collection, etc.) to address a broad range of VAT matters within the region
  • Monitor legislative, case law, and other changes in VAT guidance or practice, determine the impact to the company and support with the implementation

The Person

Experience and skills:

  • Degree in Economics, Finance or Accounting – Preferably with a specialisation in Tax
  • A minimum of 5 years of VAT experience
  • Strong VAT Compliance knowledge required
  • Experience with VAT Compliance process improvement and internal controls
  • Experience with VAT accounting matters (including reconciliations with G/L)
  • Experience with indirect tax technology preferred (Oracle R12, Vertex and VAT compliance tools)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Team player able to interact effectively and independently with peers and management
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Able to work in a high paced environment and under strict legal deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively prioritize, organize, and perform multiple tasks with varying deadlines simultaneously

The Package

Package:

  • Salary €50,000 – 60,000 DOE
  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Hybrid Working (2 Days From Home)
  • VHI Health Insurance for employee, spouse and any dependants up to 18
  • DC Pension Scheme

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