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Senior Consultant - Indirect Tax VAT

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.

We hire and develop the most passionate people in their field. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The opportunity

Within EY our VAT department provides companies with support and advice on VAT in relation to their entire business. Our focus is on on VAT advisory in our client's daily activities. Next to that, we are seeking operational efficiencies for our clients as well as measures for improving their working capital.

Examples include VAT optimization of their real estate, setting up VAT groups, reviewing and automating the VAT set-up in their ERP systems, implementing electronic invoicing and archiving solutions, tax effective supply chain management, ... Equally so, the team assists companies in their dealings with internal VAT procedures and exposures. We have clients in all industry sectors as well as in the governmental and not for profit sector.

We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant to join our VAT department in Antwerp, Brussels or Ghent.

Your key responsibilities

As a senior consultant in the Indirect Tax department, you will actively work on the finalized deliverables on projects/services in the domain of Indirect Tax. Your main responsibilities as senior consultant are:
  • Assist and advise clients regarding VAT matters, both nationally and internationally.
  • Dealing with a variety of assignments, including participating in meetings allowing you to start building trusted relationships with our clients.
  • Stay up-to-date regarding market changes, upgrade your VAT technical expertise and develop a broader knowledge around your client portfolio.
  • Maintain long-term collaborative and profitable relationships with your client and pro-actively identify and inform of possible new missions or opportunities in the existing portfolio
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with your colleagues of the team and supervise work (quality, workload, ...) of juniors and escalate observation to the executive
  • Actively participate to the training and coaching session of your development plan and be responsible for the development of your own technical knowledge

To qualify for the role you must have
  • Master's degree in law or economics, commercial engineer or a comparable background.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in another big four, in a tax law firm in Belgium or in the VAT authorities.
  • Fluent in Dutch or French and good knowledge of English.
  • Able to work autonomously in the delegated responsibilities and translate your technical skills in practical solution-oriented advice creating added value for our clients.
  • Market and client focused, ambitious with a positive attitude and you feel that the success of the team is equally important as your individual success.
  • Team player with sound communication skills.

What working at EY offers
  • A challenging position within a leading international company
  • An experience that will last a life-time
  • An environment to enrich both your personal and your professional life.
  • Coaching and training facilities to further develop your technical and soft skills.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

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

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