VAT Expert - Leading insurance business, Brussels

Specialism:
VAT/GST/Customs/Sales Tax Jobs
Job Title:
In House Tax Jobs, Tax Accountant Jobs, Tax Manager Jobs, Senior Tax Manager Jobs
Region:
Europe, Middle East & Africa Tax Jobs
Location:
Belgium Tax Jobs
City:
Brussels Tax Jobs, Rest of Belgium Tax Jobs
Salary:
£75,000 to £100,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Comepetitive salary offered
Posted:
14-Jun-18
Job Ref:
CPINBR02374

I am currently supporting a leading multinational insurance business that are looking to make a key hire within their expanding tax group in Brussels. The team has experienced rapid growth as the group expand their European operations and they are now looking for a VAT specialist to join them.

Key Responsibilities:

- Accurate preparation and timely submission of the company's VAT return, including any annual adjustments.
- Ensure the business is compliant with partial exemption method and statutory requirements.
- Review of monthly accounts payable and general ledger transactions
- Monitor and updating, where appropriate, the risk matrix and controls.
- Liaise effectively to maintain a consistent approach to ESL and VAT obligations across the EU.
- Carry out ad-hoc project work across the groups European businesses .
- Keep up-to-date with legislative changes involving tax.
- Provide technical support to finance team and brokers and agents on VAT and premium taxes, and broader corporate tax issues as required
- Management of outsourced service providers in conjunction with the CFO

Required:

- Advanced Excel knowledge and excellent attention to detail
- Strong communication skills and ability to liaise closely with professional advisors and tax authorities
- Ability to work independently with and organise and prioritise own work
- Ability to work as part of a team and liaise with other departments and manage external relationships
- Confidence to challenge information provided and to use initiative especially in dealing with areas of ambiguity

Nice to have:

Existing knowledge or the ability to develop the knowledge of the following:
- insurance and the role of brokers and underwriters
- Corporate taxation
- The legal, regulatory, and accounting environment of the insurance sector
- Premium tax regimes in the EEA

This is an opportunity to join one of the worlds leading insurance groups as they go through an exciting time of change and transformation, if your a VAT specialist looking to make a move then please get in touch. +44 (0) 203 195 1954 or email chrispurwin@integralsearch.com

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