Tax Lead - Indirect - VR/29675

Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Aberdeen
Rate: Available Upon Request

TMM Recruitment is partnering with a global E&P business to appoint an Indirect Tax Lead. In this key role you will be responsible for the management of the indirect tax position of the Group (VAT and Customs Duty) and will have direct responsibility for the UK indirect tax position and assurance over the international position.


Professionally qualified (ICAS/CTA) you will have specialist experience in dealing with indirect taxes in the UK and internationally and will have worked in a global advisory firm or an operator at a senior level.  The preferred candidate will have strong systems experience, preferably SAP4 Hana and will be an effective communicator and presenter. 


This role presents an exciting opportunity to join a business that promotes continued learning and development. 


UK Responsibilities


  • Reviewing monthly UK VAT returns prepared by UK VAT Accountant and assisting the UK VAT accountant with VAT technical points.
  • Ensuring ledger reflects the correct reconciled indirect tax balances, reviewing account reconciliations in that regard.
  • Commercial and procurement contract reviews to ensure indirect tax risks minimised.
  • Ad-hoc advice on the correct application of indirect taxes to a wide range of business situations and projects often in short notice situations.
  • Ensuring robust systems and processes to manage the UK VAT position and that effective controls are in place over risks.
  • Maintenance of the UK VAT Group.
  • Understanding the VAT architecture within the system, working closely with the different business units to ensure that a) the system correctly captures the required VAT treatment as far as possible, b) the system is as automated as far as possible; and C) the system is properly configured.
  • Providing tax technical advice to the different business units (e.g. Finance/Treasury/Trading/Supply chain/Operations and commercial) that process the various VAT positions within the business and guide the business in it’s dealings on VAT with third party suppliers and third party customers and where necessary dealing with them directly.
  • Taking ownership to ensure that the VAT requirements are embedded in the business processes that sit outside of the Tax Department business processes, including working closely with the various business units to ensure that they are implementing the VAT treatment in a correct manner.
  • VAT advisory – where the business looks to undertake any structural changes to the way that it conducts it’s business, taking ownership for the VAT position in each initiative, to ultimately ensure that the VAT requirements are understood and met in the deliverable.
  • Delivering training and guidance to the various business users in an understandable manner order to ensure that the VAT requirements are adhered to by the business.
  • Owner of the VAT Team business processes.


Customs Duties

  • Working closely with the Customs Team to ensuring maintenance and alignment of appropriate authorisations for Customs purposes.
  • Working closely with the Customs Team to ensuring robust systems and processes to manage the UK Customs position and that effective controls are in place over risks.
  • Assurance over day-to-day customs management undertaken by the company Supply Chain Team.


UK General

  • Answering enquiries from HMRC and managing any HMRC indirect tax audits.
  • Working closely with relevant Tax Team members on ensuring the indirect tax, interacting at senior government level to frame legislation or guidance in the best manner for the business.
  • Representing the company on UK Oil Industry Taxation Committee VAT Indirect Tax plus attending any relevant subgroups.


International Responsibilities

  • Assurance over indirect taxes management within the business units.
  • Working with advisors ensuring appropriate registrations made and compliance completed in respect of cross border activities (including cross border marketing and trading activities).


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