J.P. Morgan

EMEA VAT Oversight

J.P. Morgan
London, UK
Highly competitive compensation package
14 Jun 2024
14 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

JPMorgan’s leading position in the FS sector across EMEA is supported by a network of offices across the region. As JPMorgan continues to strengthen its position in the region the Indirect Tax team within our Corporate Tax department continues to invest in managing VAT risk, compliance and process across EMEA.  Ensuring compliance and managing the financial impact of VAT in the various offices is important to the smooth operation of the business.  This role within the Indirect Tax team will be an important part of overseeing and managing VAT risk and compliance for the firm. 

As an EMEA VAT Oversight role in the Indirect Tax team you will cover tax risks for a wide range of businesses including; investment banking, markets (trading) businesses, private banking, asset management, payments and securities services. 

In this role you will be given an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of an FS business and a to play a part in helping to continually evolve compliance processes.  You will be part of an experienced and deeply knowledgeable VAT team working with that team and with colleagues across the bank. This includes partnering with our VAT technology focussed team, as well as our product focussed VAT experts, broader tax department and location based finance and other colleagues.  Your focus will be on covering location oversight and submissions, including advising on local VAT implications such as restructuring and business developments; alongside this will be improving consistency of process and feeding into strategic technology programs from the prospective of local processes.

Job responsibilities

  • Analyses the operating model in several EMEA locations 
  • Understands, reviews, and updates tax compliance procedures 
  • Provides input into the strategic technology programme to ensure it will facilitate a robust filing process in locations 
  • Reviews tax compliance submissions
  • Develops a high level understanding of the products of the relevant lines of business relevant to the locations.
  • Develops knowledge of local VAT regimes applicable to the relevant jurisdictions and transactions / products (both tax technical and practical).
  • Advises/trains internal stakeholders.
  • Communicates VAT risks succinctly and clearly to non-tax colleagues.
  • Escalates risks internally within the team as appropriate.
  • Works with external tax advisors, as well as partnering internally with global Corporate Tax colleagues (including colleagues covering directs taxes) and non-tax colleagues (such as the Business, Legal, Finance, Operations etc.).   

Required Qualifications, Skills and Capabilities

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree. 
  • Accounting or Tax qualification, e.g. CTA indirect tax route,
  • VAT advisory experience (Big 4 or equivalent in-house) for financial services sector work experience
  • A detailed understanding of UK/EU VAT principles, with knowledge/experience of VAT issues
  • A knowledge of VAT compliance requirements and processes.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Capabilities

  • Strong communication and structured written skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to formulate commercially sound solutions.
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude and professionalism.
  • Being able to work independently, managing own workload and projects. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Functional knowledge of VAT technology systems an advantage
  • European language knowledge an advantage


J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world’s most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs. Visit our FAQs for more information about requesting an accommodation.


Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

Global Finance & Business Management works to strategically manage capital, drive growth and efficiencies, maintain financial reporting and proactively manage risk. By providing information, analysis and recommendations to improve results and drive decisions, teams ensure the company can navigate all types of market conditions while protecting our fortress balance sheet.

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