Tax Lead- Indirect

  • Competitive
  • Scotland Scotland Aberdeen
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Tax Lead - Indirect
Description:   Purpose of Role:  
Management of the indirect taxes position of our client (Vat and Customs Duty).  Direct responsibility for the UK indirect tax position and assurance over the international position.
•           effective systems and process for management of obligations;
•           compliance with obligations; and
•           minimisation of the cost and administrative burden of indirect taxes where possible.

Areas of Accountability, Responsibility and Competence:
UK Responsibilities
•           Review of monthly UK VAT returns prepared by UK VAT Accountant and assist 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 EMS 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.  C) the system is properly configured.
•           Provide 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 3rd party suppliers and 3rd party customers and where necessary deal with them directly.
•           Take 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, take ownership for the VAT position in each initiative, to ultimately ensure that the VAT requirements are understood and met in the deliverable.
•           Deliver 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 within BMS.

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 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 our client on UK Oil Industry Taxation Committee VAT Indirect Tax plus attend 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 group’s cross border activities (including cross border marketing and trading activities)

•           Training the business on the legal requirements for indirect taxes and the impact the taxes can have if not managed correctly.
•           Engaging with external professional advisers.
•           Any other reasonable duty as per instruction by your manager.

Critical Skills, Qualifications, Experience, etc.:
•           Educated to university standard.
•           Professional qualification in taxation preferably indirect taxes
•           Specialist experience in dealing with indirect taxes in the UK and internationally.
•           Proven experience in the tax arena either from a Big 4 accountancy firm or another Operator at indirect tax manager level.
•           Strong analytical and IT skills.
•           Strong systems experience preferable with SAP4 Hana
•           Ability to step outside known skills and learn about new tax developments as required.
•           Ability to communicate effectively at all levels with excellent interpersonal, team working and presentation skills.
•           Results focused with a commitment to the delivery of excellent service to the business.
•           Willing to challenge existing practices and implement initiatives.
•           Willingness to travel to other offices locations as needed.
•           Awareness of our HSEQ Policies and Business Management System (BMS)
•           Awareness of our Values & Business Principles
Site:   Aberdeen

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