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Senior Manager - FSO Indirect Tax - Open to flexible working

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.  Visit us at https://www.ey.com/uk/en/careers.


Our organisation helps companies in business across all industries to identify and capitalise on business opportunities. As a leading professional service organisation, EY is present in 140 countries worldwide and employs over 160 000 people. We offer our clients, which are small, medium-sized companies and international corporations, a broad array of services in audit, tax and advisory.

Market leading growth in our Financial Services Indirect Tax (VAT) team has created an opportunity for a strong VAT accounting professional, at Manager level, to join the team to strengthen the team’s capabilities in our compliance and technology solutions offering. You will be able to own and lead client deliverables, develop work on indirect tax compliance and technology offerings and work with the management and leadership team to further identify develop business opportunities. You will have the support of a strong team with proven expertise in this area and the opportunity to progress, learn and accelerate your career.
You will have the opportunity to work with clients in the Financial Services industry as part of a globally integrated network of specialists with high quality economics, tax authority, legal, and commercial and technology backgrounds.  The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients’ businesses.


The opportunity

With our breadth of service offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a variety of experiences, mentoring and formal learning to ensure our employee value proposition – Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime – is a reality.

Join our Indirect Tax team as a VAT Manager in the UK and you will have the opportunity to work on some of EY’s largest multi-country client engagements. 

Your key responsibilities


As a VAT Senior Manager focused on our compliance and technology solutions, you will be responsible for the delivery of our compliance outsource service offering across FSO.   As well as client delivery you will be involved in helping to grow our business and to define our go to market and solutions strategy.  As a VAT controller on our outsourced accounts your responsibilities include:

  • Act as central point of contact – liaise with your international clients and colleagues with respect to European VAT compliance
  • Monitoring the quality of the indirect tax data and reports of your clients
  • Review and approve indirect tax returns
  • Follow up on legislative changes and business changes in order to ensure that the systems and/or processes are updated
  • Identify issues and opportunities to continuously improve the VAT compliance processes
  • Coordinate VAT compliance, advisory, technology, and audit support
  • Coordinate with other VAT controllers and report to the client’s Process Owner at EY (senior manager or above)
  • Supervise, coach and lead junior and senior team members
  • Broaden the relationship network with existing clients and participate in commercial initiatives together with senior executives or partners
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with other sub-service lines and identify and facilitate cross-selling opportunities
  • Proposing improvement possibilities to raise effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes.

In addition, you will get a chance to work on one or more strategic initiatives we define in terms of:

  • Process: standardization, centralization, design new services, legislative updates, etc.
  • Technology: automation, data analytics, dashboarding, etc
  • People: training program, career development, recruitment, etc.
  • Go to market: position new services, marketing of existing services, etc.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Analytical mindset with a strong attention to detail
  • Team player with project management capabilities 
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • A desire to learn and develop into the role
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Substantial relevant professional experience in EMEIA VAT compliance, either in industry or with other service providers.
  • Strong understanding of VAT accounting principles and processes
  • Ability to run engagements and to lead a virtual team operating across jurisdictions
  • Experience in the Financial Services Sector is beneficial but not required.
  • Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting and corporate tax compliance.
  • Basic understanding of IT-systems and VAT/GST reporting solutions

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Fluency in English – written and spoken. Any additional European language is an asset
  • Excellent communication across cultures and within a virtual working environment

What we look for


Experienced professionals who want to join our fast-growing team and accept the challenge to provide high quality service to our clients and to continuously improve

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • A challenging position within a leading international company with room for personal and professional development.

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please apply and attach a cv and cover letter in English.

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