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The Role / Position Overview

We are looking for an Indirect Tax Analyst to join our tax team based in London. As FT is currently registered for indirect taxes globally, with new e-services registrations on the horizon, the successful candidate will ideally have a broad understanding of UK, EU and global indirect tax technical matters and have practical, hands-on compliance experience gained in an in-house position, to play an integral role in our indirect tax compliance function and assist with risk management process controls.


Key responsibilities
•    Prepare country-specific monthly indirect tax related reports, using Oracle ERP system and other billing and revenue applications;
•    Ensure data preparation is complete, accurate and timely for monthly indirect tax compliance obligations; 
•    Request approval for payments of indirect tax in a timely and accurate manner;
•    Liaise with external compliance advisors and provide data to them by agreed deadlines in an agreed format; 
•    Involvement in reviewing external advisor prepared draft returns and reconciling to internally generated data;
•    Assist in providing indirect tax support to the commercial side of the business and communicating with non-tax finance team members;
•    Provide assistance for any indirect tax audits arising, as required;
•    Preparation of indirect tax accounting balance sheet reconciliations;
•    Ad hoc assistance and support provided to Indirect Tax Manager and Indirect Tax Assistant Manager as required.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
•    Hands on VAT compliance experience, gained in an in-house role;
•    Sound understanding of UK and EU VAT technical issues plus an awareness of global indirect tax principles;
•    Ability to work under time pressure to meet deadlines;
•    Ability to prioritise and work self-sufficiently;
•    Excellent organisational skills as well as a high attention to detail;
•    Enquiring mind, with analytical and problem-solving skills;
•    Strong Excel skills, including pivot tables and look-ups, etc;
•    Willingness to develop new skills;
•    Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

 

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