A senior VAT specialist is required to enhance and support a leading VAT team based in a law firm. Joining a well-established team you will be responsible for providing technical advice and contributing to business development activities. The client work is primarily technical in nature, so a competent and confident technician is required.
The VAT team advises a blue-chip client base, typically in the technology, digital and financial services sectors, and much of the work is international. You will work with their dedicated global VAT network, providing the technical expertise to deliver a complete international VAT and tax advisory service. You will also work closely with the London and global international tax network on a wide range of tax advisory and deal based projects. Working in this team also involves providing VAT support to the firm's clients on corporate and commercial transactions, including M&A, restructurings, joint ventures, real estate and outsourcing.
In particular, the role will involve:
International VAT advisory and business structuring
• VAT advice on international / cross border business arrangements
• VAT and Customs advice for global product supply chains
• VAT advisory as part of international global business restructuring
VAT dispute and contentious work
• Management of UK and pan-European VAT disclosures audits
• Tax authority negotiation and dispute resolution
• VAT litigation and appeal support
• Advising on the VAT impact of:
o M&A and corporate transaction activity (UK and cross-border)
o financing deals, corporate restructuring and reorganisations
o multi-jurisdiction sourcing/outsourcing deals
o a wide range of real estate and commercial transactions
Key skills required:
Graduate - ideally degree educated or comparable.
Further qualifications desirable: ATT / CTA / Legal qualifications or equivalent.
Strong VAT experience, at least part-obtained from a professional services organisation (i.e. Big Four or law firm).
Excellent technical abilities and development potential.
Proactive and flexible, with an emphasis on reliability, responsiveness and delivery
First class communicator - both strong verbally and orally - and able to develop relationships with key internal stakeholders and clients with ease.
Strong team player with a "client first" mentality.
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