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Senior Manager Indirect Tax Compliance - VAT (EMEIA Tax Center)

BEL001K9 Requisition #

The GCR team is part of EY’s EMEIA Tax Center (ETC). The ETC is unique to EY: we are the only Big 4 professional services firm with a dedicated center of excellence focused on delivering exceptional client service across borders. Our 570+ talented ETC professionals are based in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and work with clients across the area, regardless of our location or theirs. We provide specialist tax, business and technology expertise to address clients’ most pressing challenges in an exciting, dynamic tax and business environment, through a broad range of innovative service offerings. 




The GCR team comprises over 225 dynamic individuals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices.  We have specialist tax and finance skill sets spanning the areas of Indirect Tax Compliance, Service Management, Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Statutory Reporting, Finance BPO, Funds Tax Management, and Payroll. We focus on supporting our clients in managing their compliance and reporting requirements, centrally and locally, and delivering on their transformation agendas. We are a team which embraces diversity and inclusion with a mix of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We believe this makes us perfectly suited to the global environment in which we work.




Our indirect tax compliance professionals support large multinational clients with their indirect tax obligations in EMEIA and globally. Dealing with the indirect tax compliance requirements is the heart of the operations but this goes hand in hand with VAT advisory and technology support which we provide or coordinate with our specialist teams. We apply a client centric approach meaning that our professionals are organized per client, and not per country or region, to maximize the knowledge of our client’s business.




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 fast growing Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team as a Senior Manager and you will have the opportunity to work on EY’s largest multi-country client engagements within our EMEIA Tax Center. We deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines, with major hubs in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania and Poland.   

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Manager in the EMEIA Tax Center, you will be managing a portfolio of clients where you are the process owner for the VAT/GST compliance outsourced to EY, including:

  • Act as single point of contact towards our client’s tax manager or director in EMEIA and report to the responsible director/partner in EY
  • Lead and coach the central client serving team and manage the relationship with our other teams/offices involved supporting this client

  • Set-up and drive standard processes and monitor global metrics

  • Oversee day-to-day operations, manage financials and coordinate services

  • Review progress of operational and continuous improvement targets.

  • Review end-to-end process improvement suggestions; integrate and track agreed-upon process changes

  • Report service performance and escalation status; develop corrective action plans

  • Conduct monthly update calls and meetings




In addition, you will participate in commercial initiatives, together with a director or partner, in order to attract new clients or to broaden scope of services at our existing clients. Finally, you will be leading 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

  • Innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Team player with project management capabilities.


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in EMEIA VAT compliance, either in industry or other service providers.
  • Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting and corporate tax compliance.

  • Basic understanding of IT-systems and VAT/GST reporting solutions

  • Fluent in English – written and spoken. Any additional European language is an asset

  • Excellent communication across cultures and within a virtual working environment


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


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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