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Indirect Tax Compliance Specialist

Country : Ireland Ireland

Region : Dublin


Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Indirect Tax Compliance Specialist

Purpose of role: Responsible for co-ordination and review of all sales tax/VAT returns and other indirect tax compliance within Primark Group

Location: Dublin Head Office

Reports to: Indirect Tax Compliance Manager

Key Responsibilities:

This role creates an opportunity for a proactive, ambitious, and commercially aware Indirect Tax Compliance Specialist at Primark Headquarters, Dublin.

Indirect Tax Compliance
  • Responsible for co-ordinating and reviewing indirect tax returns and statistical returns across all markets.
  • Responsible for ensuring all sales tax/VAT payments/refunds are paid/received in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with external advisors in ensuring timely and accurate completion of all indirect tax compliance obligations.
  • Regular review of team processes to identify efficiency opportunities and implement improvements.
  • Prepare for and assist the Indirect Tax Advisory manager in any local sales tax audits.
  • Involvement in specific indirect tax project work e.g., new entity/jurisdiction roll-out. On-boarding of indirect tax compliance in all jurisdictions to Primark's compliance tool.
  • Responsible for ensuring all sales tax/VAT is posted accurately.
  • Responsible for sales tax/VAT balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Support the Indirect Tax Compliance manager in leading the Indirect Tax Compliance team of up to 6 people.
  • Support with the training and development of the Indirect tax compliance team.
  • Working with Primark colleagues and external advisors to enhance systems to meet compliance requirements.
  • Ad hoc involvement with Indirect Tax planning and advisory projects for the Primark group.
Education and Training:
  • Have accounting and/or tax qualification (CTA, ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) - Preferred requirement.
  • Experience reviewing and preparing sales tax/VAT returns across multiple jurisdictions and co-ordinating the process.
  • US indirect tax experience a plus
Skills and Aptitudes:

- Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.

- Strong people skills - who can day to day support the management of the team.

- Interest in keeping up to date with changes in sales tax/VAT law & practice.

- Excellent analytical skills required.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

- Experience working with Oracle, an advantage.

- Project management skills.

- Ability to multitask.

- Ability to work under pressure and to work to deadlines.

- English is essential.

Computer Skills and Software Used:

- Windows operating system

- MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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