Indirect Tax Manager

London, England
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about 2 months ago

Indirect Tax Manager
12 Month Initial Contract
Pay: £560 per day (via umbrella company)

We are seeking an Indirect Tax Manager on an interim basis (12 months) in our London office. This role is part of our Global Indirect Tax team.
This position supports the global indirect tax advisory team in providing accurate, timely indirect tax advice to the business to help them meet their commercial objectives and assist in developing indirect tax structuring opportunities. The role will focus primarily on indirect tax issues in Europe and the Middle East.
This role would suit an individual looking for exposure to a diverse range of indirect tax issues in a multinational insurance business.
The key responsibilities comprise:

  • Providing indirect tax advice to a range of stakeholders, including finance, underwriters and other front office staff, and the Indirect Tax Director.

  • Analysing the impact of changes in indirect tax legislation or practice across the region.

  • Keeping relevant stakeholders informed of indirect tax changes that impact the business.

  • Advising on, and mitigating the indirect tax impact of, business restructuring.

  • Assisting the Indirect Tax Director in developing VAT and IPT mitigation strategies across the region.

  • Assisting in managing indirect tax audits across the region

  • Liaising with external advisors to obtain indirect tax advice.

  • Actively identifying areas for process improvements.

  • Ad hoc support and review for indirect tax compliance teams.

The Indirect Tax Manager should attend tax training and seminars to keep up to date with the latest indirect tax law changes.

Position Requirements
Required Qualifications
* Qualified accountant, tax advisor or lawyer.
Fluent English.

Key Experience

  • At least 5 years of European indirect tax advisory experience in a UK or other European Big 4 FS VAT practice.

  • In house insurance industry or financial services experience is beneficial but not required. * Experience advising on complex indirect tax issues.

  • Experience of negotiating with tax authorities.

  • Experience of operating at a management level.

Key Capabilities

  • Strong knowledge and experience of the principal EU VAT Directive and ECJ case law.

  • Knowledge of insurance premium taxes is preferable but not required.

  • Experience of advising financial services companies - preferably insurers - on indirect tax.

  • Strong financial and commercial acumen.

  • A good communicator, with the ability to explain issues in a simple and concise manner, both orally and in

  • writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with professionals from varying backgrounds and cultures.

  • Resilient and driven.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Flexible and motivated personality.

  • Innovative and always looking for continuous improvement.

  • Strong excel skills.

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