Team Leader – Indirect Tax Group (Maternity Cover)

Sherwin-Williams
Job Overview
Summary:
  • Maternity Cover up to 12 months
  • Responsible on day to day basis for planning, managing and executing all activities required to ensure accurate and timely preparation and submission of VAT filings, VOC-declarations, Intrastat reports, and EC Sales lists with the competent authorities
  • Co-ordinates activities with internal and external parties, performing data analyses, preparing correction entries, responding to questions and concerns and assisting with Tax Office VAT audits and managing the onboarding of (new) entities at the Shared Service Centre
  • Responsible for the management of the Indirect Tax Group and its team members
  • Tasks performed by applying rules and regulations in effect with respect to VAT, VOC and Intrastat reporting
Responsibilities:
  • To plan and manage all operational activities of the Indirect Tax Group
  • To execute the VAT preparation and submission process - this includes running tax register and sales reports, verifying data, checking invoices and making adjustment entries where required in order to submit accurate VAT filings on time
  • To execute the Intrastat and EC Sales list preparation and submission process - this includes running sales reports, analysing sales data, making corrections where necessary and uploading and submitting the reports the the Competent Authorities
  • Advise the business on matters related to the correct application of VAT rules and regulations and ensuring compliance with Department policies and procedures
  • Assist the business in VAT-recovery operations e.g. in the case of company organised European events and meetings
  • Manage Tax Office audits and queries
  • Planning and managing the onboarding of (new) entities at the Indirect Tax Group - mapping activities currently performed at the company and planning transfer activities to the SSC and executing the actual transfer
  • Play an active role in the implementation of new systems in the field of Indirect Tax such as OneSource, Making Taxes Digital for VAT and similar initiatives
  • Actively follow developments in the field of Indirect Taxation - legal changes, relevant court verdicts, rate changes etc. - and recommend appropriate actions
Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in an indirect tax role or equivalent
  • Qualified (tax) accountant
  • Fluency in both English and one or more major European language(s) preferred
  • Structured worker and planner with an eye for detail while guarding the big picture
  • Able to work under pressure, meeting strict deadlines and targets
  • PC skills; MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other applications as required
  • Experience with ERP systems - preferably Oracle 11i and 12
  • Applying fundamental VAT principles and practices and advising/training the business on such practices
  • Ensuring compliance with department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Inquisitive and eager to learn
  • Organisational sensitivity
 
Job Detail
  • ExperienceMinimum 3 years relevant experience in an indirect tax role or equivalent
  • QualificationsQualified (tax) accountant
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