EMEA VAT Compliance Manager, UPS, Dublin


Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $51.5 billion corporation by focusing on enabling commerce for its customers around the world. Today, UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialised transportation and logistics services. Every day, UPS delivers more than 15.5 million packages and manages the flow of goods, funds and information for its customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Globally, UPS employs 425,000 people, utilizes a delivery fleet of approximately 100,000 vehicles and operates the 9th largest airline in the world. The company can be found on the web at www.ups.com UPS first entered Europe in 1976 when it established domestic small package operations in Germany. UPS has since developed a comprehensive European service portfolio, combining local expertise in each market with UPS's international strength and high quality standards. Headquartered in Brussels, UPS in Europe currently employs 40,000 people across the EMEA region and is an Equal Opportunity Employer (m/f/d/v).  

EMEA VAT compliance manager

This position would be based in the Global Accounting Center, Dublin 24. Direct report to EMEA VAT manager

Main responsibilities:

• Manage the timely submission of all VAT returns together with other VAT compliance related matters (e.g. Intrastats, EC Sales Lists) for the EMEA entities of the group
• Manage the timely VAT payments and/or VAT recovery
• Manage the process for EMEA compliance activities including foreign VAT registrations and compliance with all European VAT laws and regulations and minimize group risk and exposure
• Monitor the quality of the data/reports prepared internally (by the SCC)
• Identify system issues and opportunities to continuously improve the VAT compliance processes
• Actively participate in projects to transition entities and countries into the SSC
• Train the responsible teams where necessary
• Act as the central point of contact between the local finance manager and the SSC and towards the external service providers for the VAT compliance activities
• Follow-up on and review the monthly VAT reconciliations for the VAT accounts
• Assist with refund claims under EC 8th and 13th Directives as appropriate
• Assist with VAT inspections and audits, including gathering information and responding to information requests


• Academic background with tax qualification
• 4 to 6 years’ experience in VAT compliance (preferably combined big4 and shared service center)
• Strong understanding of VAT and regulatory compliance processes in Europe
• Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting
• Understanding of internal control processes in a large corporate environment
• Profound knowledge of common software (MS office, Excel, Access) & company/business-specific software applications
• Experience with VAT compliance software e.g. Avalara
• Appreciation of complex (non-integrated) business system interactions and control issues arising
• Fluent in English, additional languages recommended
• Ability to work in a structured, independent and result-driven way along with having strong analytical capabilities


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