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Europe VAT Manager

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
31 Oct 2022 00:00

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The successful candidate 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, analysing them and implementing proposals from inception to completion.

The successful candidate 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 sophisticated and cross-border client engagements, working with the various internal business partners and external advisors if needed
  • Provide VAT technical support, and work in collaboration with Accenture’s in-house VAT compliance centre of excellence to lead and oversee Accenture’s VAT compliance for Europe
  • Lead Accenture’s response to the increasingly digitalised 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 partners
  • Provide VAT advisory services to the wider Accenture business including both client facing teams and internal finance, legal and other collaborators
  • Arrange and run 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, leading VAT audits and responding to compliance reviews.
  • Lead 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




  • A recognised general tax or specialist VAT qualificatio.
  • 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, we require the following attributes:

  • Self starter with the ability to work well in a fluid and exciting environment;
  • Experience in dealing with the highest levels of management;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good organisational and leadership skills;
  • Strong ability to work in group and aptitude to cooperate

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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