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EMEA VAT Manager

Hays Senior Finance
Surrey, England
GBP80000.0 - GBP100000.0 per annum
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

Job Details

Your new company
A well known and growing organisation based in North Surrey, offers hybrid working (2 days a week in the office) to a very experienced EMEA VAT Manager with significant experience gained in a business involving cross-border movement of goods.

Your new role

  • Manage and lead the VAT team in EMEA.
  • Manage and support the team in preparing and reviewing VAT returns in-house
  • Management of external advisors
  • Supporting on VAT account reconciliations
  • Working with the business, giving technical advice and finding solutions, applying knowledge on the VAT implications around the movement of goods cross-border across the EMEA region
  • Being part of project teams to support the VAT workstreams on mergers and other change projects
  • VAT Advisory support

What you'll need to succeed
You will need strong knowledge of VAT on the cross-border movement of goods and have excellent problem-solving skills as many situations encountered in this role will be unique.

  • Qualified tax professional or accountant specialising in VAT, with excellent knowledge of indirect tax rules across the EMEA,
  • 10+ years' experience in European VAT and applying this in a highly commercial environment;
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and accounting systems
  • Strong communication skills – both internally and externally to communicate messages on tax improvements and changes
  • Experience of Team management and support

What you'll get in return
This is a varied, interesting and challenging opportunity
Hybrid working 2 days a week in the office (North Surrey)
Salary £80-100,000 + bonus and bens

What you need to do now
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