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Indirect Tax Manager

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Indirect Tax Manager - Birmingham (up to 4 days per week remote working) - FTSE Listed Company - Circa £55,000-£65,000 plus bonus and benefits package

Robert Walters are hiring for an Indirect Tax Manager for a leading FTSE listed company based in the Birmingham area (but supporting up to 4 days per week remote working).

This is a permanent role paying circa £55,000-£65,000 plus circa 15%-25% bonus and a great benefits package.

The Indirect Tax Manager will form part of a best-in-class in-house tax team, reporting into the Group Head of Indirect Tax and with 3 direct reports.

The Indirect Tax team look after a mix of indirect taxes (VAT / customs / sugar tax etc) both for their UK and International Operations.

This role stands out as it is largely compliance-free, with the 3 direct reporting preparing all the returns and this person just having to review - This means the Indirect Tax Manager can instead focus on tax advisory, tax business partnering, team management and tax project work.

The other stand-out feature is the possibility of progression - This person will deputise for the Head of Indirect Tax and would be earmarked to move into that role in the next few years.

Responsibilities include:

Advisory and Compliance
● Produce the detailed analysis behind the Indirect tax returns including VAT, sugar levy and plastic packaging tax across UK, Ireland and Netherlands.
● Review the Indirect tax return for technical final approval.
● Monitor and manage areas of indirect tax compliance risk.
● Oversee the posting and reviewing indirect tax journals.
● Review balance sheet reconciliations over indirect tax [and duty] accounts.
● Oversee the preparation and submission of the Intrastat returns across Northern Ireland, Ireland and Netherlands.
● Forecast VAT and other indirect taxes in GB, Ireland, Holland.
● Supports Head of Indirect on key project and advisory work.
● Supports the business on customs compliance and advice.

Processes and control
● Identify opportunities and own the delivery of process improvements to improve efficiency and control.
● Lead the provision of supporting materials for external audit of indirect tax returns.
● Responsible for providing additional material for any required indirect tax and customs audits.
● Perform user acceptance testing during system upgrades or changes.
● Support the provision of ongoing training on Indirect Tax across Finance.


Team Management
● Line management of three indirect tax analysts and responsible for their performance and development.

This is an excellent opportunity for a VAT / Indirect Tax professional who is looking for a greater % remote working, more flexibility, a role moving away from compliance and a position that offers opportunities for progression and development.

Apply now to view the full job description and to find out more.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Tax

Focus: Indirect Tax

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Solihull

Job Reference: 51028153/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: James Coxhill

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