Job Description

Job Title:                            VAT Senior Analyst
Reporting to:                    Tax Team Lead
Department:                     Services – BPO
Level:                                  Level 10
Start Date:                         November 2019
Location:                            Client Site, Dublin
Accenture provides integrated finance and accounting services to a large global technology corporation, across six global delivery locations. The engagement spans 110 countries and includes over five hundred individual roles worldwide incorporating thirty-six languages. In Dublin, a local thirteen-person team supports the client operation with Record to Report processes.
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.  This role is a tax accountant position.
Reporting to the Tax Lead, the Tax Analyst will work as part of a four-person team (two onshore and two offshore) supporting the tax objectives (primarily VAT and Withholding Tax).
  • Management: Support the team lead with all tasks and collaborate with the offshore resource as needed. Be back up to Tax team lead, with goal of being successor.
  • Process Improvement: Help identify area of potential improvement and indicate to the team lead. Assist where possible in projects to improve process efficiency and effectiveness, reducing costs to the company.
  • Tax Audits: Assist team lead during possible VAT Audits in countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Control and Compliance: Manage Internal Audit queries related to all work performed by the Team.
In addition to the above, the senior analyst is responsible for:
  • Preparation and reviewing VAT & WHT Reconciliations and Journals in line with the fiscal calendar to ensure backup documentation is SOX Compliant.
  • Gathering, analysing and reconciling VAT data from client financial systems and data received from client outsourced vendors.
  • Support to third party advisor to facilitate preparation and submission of VAT returns in multiple geographies (Ireland, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy etc)
  • Preparation and submission of Intrastat and VIES reporting in accordance with legislation
  • Reconciliation of VAT liabilities to VAT returns made.
  • Supporting query resolution including follow up on exception items from Third Party Return preparation
  • Assisting in compilation of supporting schedules where required for VAT queries or audits.





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  • Third Level degree in Business, Finance, Law or equivalent
  • Part qualified AITI, ACCA or similar qualification
  • Experience in VAT Returns & WHT claims is an advantage. Training will be given
  • Minimum 2 years work experiences working in similar 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
  • 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
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