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Indirect Tax VAT - Assistant Manager

CHN000BN Requisition #

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 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. Our organization helps companies in business across all industries to identify and capitalize on business opportunities. As a leading professional service organization, 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.

With this 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. Our tax department is growing and our EY GDS Indirect Tax Center is currently looking for an Assistant Manager Indirect Tax/VAT to join our offices:

Tasks & responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager in the EY GDS Indirect Tax Center, you will actively work on the finalized deliverables on projects/services in the domain of Indirect Tax / VAT. Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Manager are:

  • Act as point of contact for the VAT Con

  • troller (Manager) and Process Owner ('Senior Manager')

  • Identify issues and opportunities to continuously improve the VAT compliance processes.

  • Proposing improvement possibilities to raise effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes.

  • Assist the client serving team with resolution of any out of scope activities

  • Maintenance of technology tools so as to ensure all returns are archived at the end of the compliance cycle

  • Support the Reviewer ('Senior') in case of issues encountered during the preparation of the returns

  • Final review of the periodical indirect tax compliance calendar and sending this to client

  • High level knowledge and experience of a local country Indirect Tax Compliance

  • Understanding of Global Indirect Tax Compliance and the associated processes

  • Preparation of update calls with client (agenda of client call)

  • Coordinator between GDS and VAT Controller & Process Owner

  • Understand what opportunities are out there that might be relevant to your clients from a GCR Indirect Tax perspective

  • Fully understand the scope of work on your particular client to identify if anything we do is "out of scope"

  • Seek to get involved in drafting emails to clients for out of scope work

  • Work collaboratively with the VAT Controller in identifying opportunities

  • Be inquisitive about what our clients do, the problems and challenges they have by understanding their business

  • Broaden and deepen your relationship with your client contact

  • Follow up on legislative changes and business changes in order to ensure that the systems and/or processes are updated.

  • VAT compliance advisory and VAT audit support.

  • Understand client's business

  • Final review of indirect tax returns

  • Stay up-to-date regarding market changes and develop a broader knowledge around your client portfolio.

  • Maintain long-term collaborative and profitable relationships with your client and pro-actively identify and inform of possible new missions or opportunities in the existing portfolio

  • Actively participate to the training and coaching session of your development plan and be responsible for the development of your own technical knowledge.

People responsibilities
  • Creates a positive team environment, balancing individual initiative with team collaboration and with EY priorities.

  • Assemble the right teams to achieve goals by creating the right mix of skills and right conditions to work together effectively

  • Nurtures environment where others can communicate openly and honestly, and proactively connects different people in order to come up with better solutions and ideas. 

  • Demonstrates exceptional commitment to team success; making a measurable impact to the experience and development of team members.

  • Able to identify and recommend development activities tailored to each team members needs and learning style          

  • Actively contributes to the retention and recruitment of a high performing, diverse, team.

We are looking for candidates with the following background:

  • A Bachelor/Master degree in economics, potentially with a supplementary degree in fiscal matters.

  • At least 4-5 years of relevant professional experience in European VAT and VAT compliance required

  • Good knowledge of general VAT principles

  • Fluent in English – written and spoken

  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with good communication skills

  • Team player with project management skills

  • Excellent knowledge about functioning/usage of ERP-systems

  • Shows great interest in working with multi-country clients

  • Is capable of working independently

  • Is able to detect potential opportunities where EY could assist

  • Delegation of work

  • Proactively involves all team members in client discussions, particularly around out of scope work and new opportunities

  • Basic knowledge of the other services:

    Direct Tax Compliance

    Statutory Reporting


    Corporate Secretarial

    Service Management


    Investment Products Tax


  • A challenging position within a leading international company with room for personal and professional development.

  • Room for personal development.

  • An interesting salary package with fringe benefits.


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