Finance Team Lead

Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
21 Jun 2019
10 Jul 2019
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager, Tax
Contract type
Full time

Indirect Taxes Team Lead

Key Responsibilities:

Indirect Tax Compliance

  • Responsible for managing the timely preparation of Indirect Tax returns and statistical returns across all EU countries and sales and use tax ("SUT") returns for certain US states.
  • Responsible for ensuring all VAT and SUT 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.
  • Liaise with relevant Tax Authorities where necessary and build on good working relationship established by Primark with the Tax Authorities.
  • Ensure proper books and records are held for VAT and SUT purposes in all jurisdictions and are in accordance with local tax requirements.


  • Responsible for ensuring all VAT is posted to accounts.
  • Responsible for ensuring that VAT posted is accurate and in line with expectations.


  • Manage and lead a VAT compliance team of up to 6 people
  • Responsible for training and developing the VAT compliance team together with reviewing their work
  • 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 qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) or be part qualified and working towards a fully qualified Accountant.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.
  • Excellent analytical skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Project management skills required
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work to deadlines
  • English is essential and German, Spanish, French, Dutch or Portuguese would be an advantage

Environment and Physical:

  • Work in busy fast paced environment

Computer Skills and Software Used:

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

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