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GDS Tax - VAT Senior Manager

The Opportunity

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Our organization helps companies in business across all industries to identify and capitalize on business opportunities. As a leading professional service organization, EY is present in over 150 plus countries worldwide and employs around 260,000 people with 700+ offices. We offer our clients, which are small, medium-sized companies and international corporations, a broad array of services in audit, tax and advisory.

With this breadth of service offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a variety of experiences, mentoring and formal learning to ensure our employee value proposition - Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime - is a reality.

Our tax department is growing and our Tax Center is currently looking for a Senior Manager VAT to join us:

Your key responsibilities

As a manager in the Tax Center, you will actively work on the finalized deliverables on projects/services in the domain of Indirect Tax / VAT. Your main responsibilities as senior consultant are:
  • Being a central point of contact - liaise with your international clients and colleagues with respect to APAC VAT and VAT compliance.
  • Fully understand scope of each client engagement so as you understand what is out of scope and thus a "win" or additional work.
  • Capture all out of scope work on your clients and record on Pipeline spreadsheet or share with Process Owner to do so
  • Organizing and coordinating the client serving team during the resolution of any out of scope activities.
  • Monitoring the quality of the indirect tax data and reports of your clients.
  • Final review and sign-off of indirect tax returns.
  • Follow up on legislative changes and business changes in order to ensure that the systems and/or processes are updated.
  • Act as point of contact for the process owner ('Senior Manager') and client.
  • Support the Assistance VAT Controller ('Assistance manager') in case of issues encountered during the preparation of the returns.
  • Proposing improvement possibilities to raise effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes.
  • Organizing the annual desktop review.
  • Final review of the periodical indirect tax compliance calendar and sending this to client.
  • Act as point of contact for local EY offices/SMO-teams and other EY parties involved in a project.
  • Managing the completion of the full cycle for an indirect tax return.
  • Managing the set-up of new technology tools.
  • Updating the engagement documentation (desk procedures).
  • Managing contractual agreements with local EY offices.
  • Identify opportunities to bring to clients based upon their footprint and issues.
  • Broaden your own internal networks within the sub service line but also across sub service lines.
  • Support RFP activity with Process Owners and Partners.
  • Proactively share opportunities that you have been successful in selling to your clients with other VAT Controllers (i.e. sharing wins and success).
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing with other sub service lines around what we do and how we can support clients.
  • Broaden the relationship network with existing clients and participate in commercial initiatives together with senior executives or partners.
  • Staying up to date on all relevant changes in the international tax landscape and actively share this knowledge in order to support the continuous development of your colleagues.

Skills and attributes for success:
  • Is always open to different perspectives and takes the time to actively listen and encourage ongoing dialogue between all members of the team.
  • Communicates proactively and often with counselees and team members to drive open and honest development and career conversations for the purpose of building trust, authentic meaningful relationships and exceptional career experiences.
  • Actively uses their network to further advance their team members and counselee
  • Drives the retention and recruitment of a high performing, diverse, team.
  • Promotes flexibility and provides support to enable our people to achieve both their personal and professional goals.
  • Provides ongoing, quality support to team members and/or counselees in order to help them maximize their performance and achieve their potential.

To qualify for the role, you must have:
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in APAC VAT and VAT compliance required.
  • Fluent in English - written and spoken.
  • Team player with project management skills and focusing on organizing a team to work in the most efficient way.
  • Good knowledge of general VAT principles.
  • Excellent knowledge about functioning/usage of ERP-systems.
  • Shows great interest in working with multi-country clients.
  • Is capable of working independently.
  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with good communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of the other services:
    • Direct Tax Compliance
    • Statutory Reporting
    • Bookkeeping;
    • Corporate Secretarial
    • Service Management
    • Pricing
    • Investment Products Tax
    • Payroll.
  • Is able to detect potential opportunities where EY could assist.
  • Proactively involves all team members in client discussions, particularly around out of scope work and new opportunities.
  • High level knowledge and experience of a local country Indirect Tax Compliance.
  • Understanding of Global Indirect Tax Compliance and the associated processes.

What we look for

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the ability to work in a collaborative environment to provide exceptional client service across global sites. You'll be a confident team player developing strong people management skills and picking up new skills which will help you solve complex problems. If you're ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

• Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

• Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

• The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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