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Vat Compliance Specialist

Country : Ireland Ireland

Region : Dublin

Town : Dublin

Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Role: VAT Compliance Specialist

Purpose of role: Responsible for co-ordination and review of all VAT Returns, Intrastat 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 VAT 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 VAT and SUT 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 VAT Advisory Manager in any local VAT/SUT audits.
  • Involvement in specific VAT project work e.g. new entity/jurisdiction roll-out. On-boarding of VAT compliance in all jurisdictions to Primark's VAT Compliance tool.

  • Responsible for ensuring all VAT is posted accurately.
  • Responsible for VAT accounting balance 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 VAT returns across multiple jurisdictions and co-ordinating the process.
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 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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