VAT Team Lead

Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
01 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
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VAT 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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