VAT Advisory Specialist
Overview of role
An exciting opportunity has arisen on Primark's Tax team to join a dynamic and fast paced environment as VAT Advisory Specialist. The purpose of this role is to support the business by advising on all aspects of VAT Advisory.
Key Responsibilities Proactively advising the business on all indirect tax issues, liaising with external advisors where necessary, covering all jurisdictions in which Primark operatesInvolvement in strategic business projects from an indirect tax perspective – Oracle, Point of Sale requirements, New Market entry etcReviewing, testing and inputting in to projects and systems implementations and assessing the impact from an indirect tax perspectiveDeveloping the VAT advisory function together with the VAT Advisory Manager to ensure VAT and indirect tax compliance across all relevant jurisdictions.Liaising with relevant Tax Authorities where necessary and building on good working relationships established by Primark including supporting with and attending tax audits across all jurisdictions, as requiredOversight role of VAT compliance team – acting as an escalation point for the VAT compliance team for queries relating to VAT compliance obligations and senior review function, as requiredProviding VAT technical and practical training and advice to the VAT Compliance team (and the Financial Operations teams, as required) on all aspects of VAT and US SUTOnboarding of new VAT compliance advisor ensuring smooth and timely transition from existing advisorsWorking closely with Legal, Procurement, and FP&A, to review and advise on the structuring of property and other agreements/contracts from a VAT perspective and to conduct analysis where requiredLeading the response to changes in VAT legislation and practice and keeping relevant business partners and management updated on sameIdentifying and implementing improvements to processes and controls from a VAT perspective including involvement in Internal Audit
Essential knowledge, skills and experience Tax qualification (CTA) obtained.Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent), preferred.4+ years relevant experience (preferably in a Big 4 environment).Strong communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business.Self-motivated and proactive - strong planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales.Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.Have strong financial and analytical acumen as well as excellent Project Management and communication skills.
Computer Skills MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPointOracle experience an advantage
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