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Regional VAT Manager | Amsterdam (Other locations in EU are also possible)

Position

At the office in Amsterdam the position for a Regional VAT Manager has arisen. You will be a member of Accenture’s European tax team and you will report to the UK based Head of VAT. You will be responsible for providing VAT advice on oversight of VAT compliance and risk management, identification of planning opportunities, and structuring client engagements.  The role requires a proactive approach, seeking out issues and opportunities, analyzing them and implementing proposals from inception to completion.

The Regional VAT Manager will advise and work with regional management, senior finance and legal personnel, treasury, controllership and other Accenture Global Tax Group (GTG) members globally on a full range of VAT matters.  The job has various aspects, ranging from routine consultation and review to the structuring of significant transactions.

The role requires the ability to:

  • Advise on VAT efficient structuring of complex and cross-border client engagements, working with the various internal business stakeholders and external advisors if needed
  • Provide VAT technical support, and work in collaboration with Accenture’s in-house VAT compliance center of excellence to manage and oversee Accenture’s VAT compliance for Europe
  • Manage Accenture’s response to the increasingly digitalized VAT compliance requirements being adopted by tax authorities globally. Plan and drive the projects to ensure the business remains in compliance.  Communication of changes with the wider business stakeholders
  • Provide VAT advisory services to the wider Accenture business including both client facing teams and internal finance, legal and other stakeholders
  • Arrange and manage the input of external professional advisers where support is required
  • Provide VAT technical support on local tax controversy matters such as responding to tax authority queries, managing VAT audits and responding to compliance reviews.
  • Manage Accenture’s VAT Internal Control Framework both in terms of executing the controls and continuous improvement of the Framework to ensure full compliance with VAT law
  • Providing VAT support related to M&A transactions including resolution of VAT issues identified during due diligence, deal structuring and post-acquisition VAT compliance integration

Candidate

You are a  recognized general tax or specialist VAT qualification with a minimum of 4 years VAT experience, preferably with a multinational business.  The job requires a background at least equivalent to a tax manager in a Big 4 tax department, law firm or in-house VAT department.  In addition, the job requires the following attributes:

  • Self starter with the ability to work well in a fluid and challenging environment;
  • Experience in dealing with the highest levels of management;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good organizational and leadership skills;
  • Strong ability to work in group and aptitude to cooperate
  • Commitment to excel as an VAT professional
  • Language skills are an advantage.
  • SAP experience an advantage

Employer

Accenture plc is an Irish-American professional services company specializing in information technology (IT) services and consulting.

Accenture has 699.000 employees worldwide and clients served throughout more than 120 countries, operating in 200 cities with Accenture locations and operations, across 50 countries and 185 partners in their ecosystem. The turnover is 44.5 billion U.S. dollars and they are a fortune 500 company , having  8200 patents and patents pending worldwide.

Apply for this position

Are you interested in this dynamic VAT position, please contact Rogier Ploeger.

Contact:

Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

rogier.ploeger@theresource.nl

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