Job Description


Tax Accounting Team Lead
 
Accenture provides integrated finance and accounting services to a large global technology corporation, across six global delivery locations. The engagement spans ninety five countries and includes over five hundred individual roles worldwide incorporating thirty six languages. In Dublin, a local fifteen-person team supports the client operation with Record to Report processes.
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE
 
Working in conjunction with the client as part of the outsourcing agreement, the Accenture VAT & Withholding Tax (WHT) accounting team is responsible for the preparation and submission of VAT returns for 40+ countries across EMEA and the performance of related accounting entries.  The team is also responsible for submitting Intrastat and VIES, handling general VAT enquiries and assisting with VAT audit requests.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES/OBJECTIVES OF THE ROLE
 
Reporting to the Service Delivery Lead, the VAT & WHT Accounting Team Lead is responsible for leading a three-person Team in support of the tax objectives (primarily VAT and Withholding Tax).
 
  • Management: Lead a team of 3 personnel across a number of functions within the Tax environment (1 onshore; 2 offshore). Be responsible for managing and mentoring 3 direct reports, performance management, team motivation and retention.
  • Process Improvement: One of the main objectives of the role is to initiate, manage and get involved in projects to improve process efficiency and effectiveness, reducing costs to the company. Work with AFC and SDL to identify areas of improvement and those to move to the offshore team to drive efficiencies.
  • Tax Audits: Liaise with Microsoft Tax Managers during possible VAT Audits in any of the several countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Internal Audits: Manage Internal Audit queries related to all work performed by the Team.
 
In addition to the above, the VAT & WHT Team Lead is responsible for:
 
  • Reviewing VAT & WHT Reconciliations and Journals in line with the fiscal calendar to ensure backup documentation is SOX Compliant.
  • Making sure that the activities in the VAT & WHT Team are accurately performed within the deadlines previously agreed with the client and filings are made within the statutory deadlines set by the local Tax Authorities.
  • Reviewing/Manage all WHT claims prepared by the team to ensure the client is meeting the requirements stipulated by the local Tax Authorities.
  • Dealing with miscellaneous tax queries from the business and auditors.
  • Engaging in the training, coaching and development of team members.
  • Achieving SLA & Metric targets in line with SLA agreements.
  • Planning for areas that will impact the operational running of the business to ensure that there is sufficient cross training to cover eventualities (such as vacation, Exam leave, absenteeism, natural attrition).


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Qualifications

 
 
 
 

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Third Level degree in Business, Finance, Law or equivalent
  • AITI, ACCA or similar qualification
  • Clear understanding of EU Taxation environment in Valued Added Tax (VAT) & Withholding Tax (WHT) is a must
  • Experience in VAT Returns & WHT claims is a must
  • Minimum 5 years work experiences working in similar Tax environment
  • Prior team management experience and advantage
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office package including but not limited to Excel, Power Point and Visio
  • Working knowledge of SAP is an advantage
 
 
COMPETENCIES
  • Excellent team management skills: be able to lead with passion and purpose
  • Action oriented: pursues work with energy, drive, and a strong accomplishment orientation
  • Strong communication skills: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively to the team, client and the wider Accenture organisation
  • Drive for results and timelines: continually focuses on achieving positive, concrete results contributing to client’s and Accenture’s business success
  • Planning / co-ordinating: ability to prioritise tasks to achieve primary objective within tight deadlines
  • Decision making: Ability to make timely decisions on tax treatments using technical knowledge to ensure compliance & controls are not compromised
 
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 specialized 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. 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
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Please also note that 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.

 

 


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