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Indirect Tax Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Tax & Treasury
  • Date posted: 06/04/2018
  • Job reference: J382780A

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My client, a well-known insurance company based in the City of London, is seeking an indirect Tax Manager on an interim basis to work in their London based Global Indirect Tax team. We will only consider candidates who come from a Big4 practice VAT background, having worked in the Insurance or FS sectors.

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 VAT issues in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
This role would suit an individual looking for exposure to a diverse range of indirect tax/VAT issues in a multinational insurance business.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 Insurance Premiuim Tax mitigation strategies across the region
  • Assisting in managing indirect tax audits across the region
  • Liaising with external advisors to obtain indirect tax advice

Key Experience

  • Qualified Accountant or Tax Advisor
  • At least 5 years' European indirect tax advisory experience in a Big 4 VAT practice, ideally focusing on financial services or insurance industries.
  • Experience of operating at a management level
  • Experience advising on complex indirect tax issues
  • Experience of negotiating with tax authorities
  • In house insurance industry or financial services experience is beneficial

Key Capabilities

  • Strong knowledge and experience of the principal EU VAT Directives
  • Knowledge of insurance premium taxes is preferable
  • Experience of advising financial services companies - preferably insurers - on VAT matters
  • A good communicator, with the ability to explain issues in a simple and concise manner, both orally and in writing
  • Strong Excel skills
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