VAT Advisory Specialist

Dublin, Ireland
03 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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 operates
  • Involvement in strategic business projects from an indirect tax perspective – Oracle, Point of Sale requirements, New Market entry etc
  • Reviewing, testing and inputting in to projects and systems implementations and assessing the impact from an indirect tax perspective
  • Developing 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 required
  • Oversight 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 required
  • Providing 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 SUT
  • Onboarding of new VAT compliance advisor ensuring smooth and timely transition from existing advisors
  • Working 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 required
  • Leading the response to changes in VAT legislation and practice and keeping relevant business partners and management updated on same
  • Identifying 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 PowerPoint
  • Oracle experience an advantage

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs