VAT Specialist

Location
Bucharest (City) (RO)
Posted
11 Aug 2017
Closes
12 Sep 2017
Job category
Tax
Industry sector
Automotive & Aviation
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
None

Primary Purpose of the Position
The VAT Specialist is part of the VAT Team and gives VAT advice to several GY entities in Europe. Also, the VAT Specialist will participate in tax audits in different jurisdictions and will support the monthly/quarterly/annual VAT compliance processes for GY entities in the VAT registration countries, under the guidance of the VAT Team Lead and with the support of our external service provider.
Some of the activities will include:
1. deliver internal VAT advice to GY group entities
2. SAP data extraction, review of VAT related entries posted in SAP, perform adjustments to SAP data in order to ensure correctness of VAT returns and communicate such adjustments to external provider
3. review of VAT related entries and provide support to our external services provider in relation to VAT data required for returns preparation
4. perform monthly reconciliations of VAT accounts
5. maintain the VAT settings in SAP, implement changes due to regulatory or business processes changes in reporting countries and keep informed on VAT updates in EU and in different jurisdictions 6. communication with external services provider, as well as with AP, AR, Customs and Business departments
7. support tax inspections in various reporting countries
8. perform high level review of draft VAT returns provided by our external services provider and draft payment requests

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Maintain the VAT settings in SAP, implement changes and keep informed on VAT updates in EU and in different jurisdictions
  •  Escalate complex issues faced and track the resolution process accordingly
  • Support the monthly/quarterly/annual VAT compliance processes: provide the required data for the preparation of VAT returns, calculate required VAT adjustments for the preparation of the returns, support the VAT function by reviewing entries and submissions by the local finance team(s)
  • Perform high level review of draft VAT returns provided by our external services provider and draft payment requests
  • Perform account reconciliations for the accounts assigned and monthly VAT postings

To join our team you will need:

  • Education:
    • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Diploma holder who is currently pursuing professional qualifications
    • Desired: Previous VAT advice and compliance experience in a multinational company/advisory firm
  • Experience:
    • 2-3 years minimum experience in Romanian VAT reporting and advice
    •  preferred previous experience with ERP system (SAP);
    •  Ideally experience with EU VAT
  • Knowledge & Skills:
    • Strong communication skills
    • Technical knowledge (local VAT, EU VAT)
    •  Competency with computer systems: database, spreadsheet; competency in ERP system preferred
    •  Ability to comprehend and communicate financial information to various audiences
    •  Demonstrate high reliability and self-motivation
    •  Drive accountability and results
    • Fluent in English, spoken and written
    •  Analysis skills
    •  Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills

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