Tax Manager (VAT) - FTSE 100

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£75,000 to £80,000 per annum
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My client is a leading international events, intelligence and scholarly research group.

Listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries.

Job Description

Key responsibilities

The VAT compliance manager is expected to assume the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:

* Management of the VAT compliance for all legal entities and returns within the remit of the EMEA SSC.

* Review and submission of VAT returns in accordance with statutory deadlines.

* Ensuring the timely payment of all relevant VAT liabilities

* Oversight and reviewing of VAT Balance Sheet Reconciliations by set deadline, ensuring appropriate back up and issues resolved in a timely manner

* Review and submission of annual VAT returns

* Oversight and reviewing of monthly EC Sales lists and Intrastat declarations

* Preparation and delivery of VAT training where necessary to Tax & Financial Accounting Team or other SSC teams/business

* Ensure clear and concise working papers are maintained and suitable for audit purposes

* Advise other Teams within SSC on VAT compliance issues and queries, offering support on invoice complexities and coding

* Management of setting up new VAT registrations

* Liaising with UK and overseas Tax Authorities on issues or audits

* Managing relationships with external Tax Advisers on VAT submissions and queries

* Complete system testing for new VAT rule changes/projects

* Ensure systems are up to date for VAT rate changes, liaising with relevant system teams

* Maintaining a record of VAT rules by both country and type of supply

* Assist with the relevant project work where required (e.g acquisitions, divestments, restructuring etc)

People Management Responsibilities

* Oversee, motivate and manage your team

* People development to ensure the effectiveness of all staff within the department concentrating on both performance and soft skill development

* Planning and prioritising the work within the department ensuring resource management is considered

* Preparation and reporting of specific performance metrics within agreed deadlines

* Ensure a robust communication structure is in place across the team to ensure all key messages are communicated

* Participate in Recruitment & Selection processes

* Provide assistance in identifying career development opportunities for direct reports

* Actively support a culture of team engagement

* Escalates team admin issues to the EMEA Tax & Financial Accounting Lead

* Act as a role model to others

* Work closely with HR to ensure all people management processes and policies are being adhered to


Skills & Abilities

* Ability to lead, oversee, motivate and manage people in a Tax environment

* Excellent communication skills at all levels including a wide range of senior stakeholders within the business

* Improves processes & systems

* Problem solves within tight deadlines

* Be pro-active and take initiative and encourage teams to do the same

* Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems

* Act with integrity

* Excellent influencing skills

* Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail and the ability to maintain these skills whilst working under pressure

* Strong presentation skills

* Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential

* Proven ability to work to stringent deadlines

* Demonstrable success in improving Tax service levels

Knowledge & Qualifications

* Professional tax qualification (e.g. CTA) and/or accounting qualification e.g. (ACA/ACCA) desired.

* Excellent knowledge and understanding of all Tax processes including best practice in Tax, people, processes and technology

* Significant knowledge of SAP, Oracle and relevant sales order processing systems

* Excellent knowledge of leadership, coaching and people development

* A track record of continuous professional and management development

* Knowledge of dealing with acquisitions and disposals

* Knowledge of lean, Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies preferred

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