Indirect Tax Compliance Specialist

Dublin, Ireland
17 May 2023
17 Jun 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Indirect Tax Compliance Specialist

Purpose of role: Responsible for co-ordination and review of all sales tax/VAT returns and other indirect tax compliance within Primark Group

Location: Dublin Head Office

Reports to: Indirect Tax Compliance Manager

Key Responsibilities:

This role creates an opportunity for a proactive, ambitious, and commercially aware Indirect Tax Compliance Specialist at Primark Headquarters, Dublin.

Indirect Tax Compliance

  • Responsible for coordinating and reviewing indirect tax returns and statistical returns across all markets.
  • Responsible for ensuring all sales tax/VAT payments/refunds are paid/received in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with external advisors in ensuring timely and accurate completion of all indirect tax compliance obligations.
  • Regular review of team processes to identify efficiency opportunities and implement improvements.
  • Prepare for and assist the Indirect Tax Advisory manager in any local sales tax audits.
  • Involvement in specific indirect tax project work e.g., new entity/jurisdiction roll-out. On-boarding of indirect tax compliance in all jurisdictions to Primark's compliance tool.


  • Responsible for ensuring all sales tax/VAT is posted accurately.
  • Responsible for sales tax/VAT balance sheet reconciliations.


  • Support the Indirect Tax Compliance manager in leading the Indirect Tax Compliance team of up to 6 people.
  • Support with the training and development of the Indirect tax compliance team.
  • Working with Primark colleagues and external advisors to enhance systems to meet compliance requirements.
  • Ad hoc involvement with Indirect Tax planning and advisory projects for the Primark group.

Education and Training:

  • Have accounting and/or tax qualification (CTA, ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) - Preferred requirement.
  • Experience reviewing and preparing sales tax/VAT returns across multiple jurisdictions and coordinating the process.
  • US indirect tax experience a plus

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.
  • Strong people skills - who can day to day support the management of the team.
  • Interest in keeping up to date with changes in sales tax/VAT law & practice.
  • Excellent analytical skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience working with Oracle, an advantage.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work to deadlines.
  • English is essential.

Computer Skills and Software Used:

  • Windows operating system
  • MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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