Job Description

Role: Regional VAT Senior Manager
Location: Flexibe
Salary: up to £86,000 dependent on skills and location + excellent benefits
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
What responsibilities will you have?
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 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 centre of excellence to manage and oversee Accenture’s VAT compliance for Europe and the Middle East
  • Manage 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 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, in coordination with the Accenture’s in-house Tax Controversy Group.
  • 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


What skills & experience are we looking for?
Someone with 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 organisational and leadership skills;
  • Strong ability to work in group and aptitude to cooperate
  • Commitment to excel as an VAT professional
  • A recognised general tax or specialist VAT qualification
  • Language skills are an advantage.
  • SAP experience an advantage


What’s in it for you?

All our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
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.]
Closing Date for Applications 31/03/2020
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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