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VAT Compliance Senior Manager

Recruiter
Liberty Global
Location
Bradford, UK (Hybrid)
Salary
Competitive + bonus & benefits
Closing date
1 Jun 2024
Reference
REQ_00036000

Job Details

We’re looking for a VAT Compliance Senior Manager to join us in our Bradford office. This is hybrid working – 2 days in the office, 3 days remote.

Within this role, you will be responsible for leading and developing the in-house VAT compliance function.

You will take ownership for BAU activity across a number of UK and foreign jurisdictions and will also work with the Liberty Global Tax team and Systems Indirect Tax Manager to drive system improvements and embrace the use of technology to create an outstanding in-house function. The role also includes leading the transition of any new VAT compliance activity into LSS.

What will you be doing?

  • Day to day management of the team
  • Coordinating preparation, review and timely filing of returns
  • Operation and evidence of controls over VAT reporting processes
  • First point of compliance contact for Operating Companies
  • Point of escalation for tax coding queries from LSS transactional teams
  • Providing support for data elements of Tax Authority audits and enquiries
  • Onboarding new operating entities into the LSS VAT compliance process
  • Developing capabilities in the team to increase the number of entities supported by team

We tend to look for people with:

Essential

  • CTA (or EU equivalent) qualified
  • UK VAT expertise and prior experience of working with EU VAT principles
  • Strong VAT accounting experience
  • Experience of leading teams
  • Assurance approach – the ability to review accurately, but also to identify risks in processes and reconciliations and articulate/resolve/mitigate these as part of the monthly / quarterly VAT return cycles
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Solution driven

Desirable

  • Financial systems skills (e.g. Oracle; SAP)
  • Accounting qualification

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary + bonus
  • 25 days annual leave with the option to purchase 5 more
  • Access to wellbeing and mental health benefits such as the Calm app, personal medical, critical illness cover and dental insurance
  • Matched pension contribution up to 10%
  • Access to our car benefit scheme
  • Access to our online learning platform to continue to develop and grow your career with us
  • The chance to join an innovative, fast-paced and passionate team

Who we are:

Liberty Shared Services (LSS) acts as a central specialty service supporting both the wider Liberty Global group and external clients with specialisms in areas of Finance, Accounting, People, Legal & Systems. LSS teams support a number of businesses across the Liberty Global footprint including Sunrise, Virgin Media O2, and Nexfibre.

It is an exciting time to join us on our journey as we continue to grow our services; offering a wide range of opportunities to experienced talent who embrace a culture of change & collaboration.

Liberty Global is a world leader in converged broadband, video, and mobile communications services. Our businesses deliver next-generation products through advanced fibre and 5G networks that connect 85 million subscribers across Europe and the United Kingdom. Our businesses operate under some of the best-known consumer brands, including Virgin Media-O2 in the UK, VodafoneZiggo in The Netherlands, Telenet in Belgium, Sunrise UPC in Switzerland, Virgin Media in Ireland and UPC in Eastern Europe.

If you’re the kind of person who embraces change, challenges the status quo and has a “sky’s the limit” attitude, then our place is your place. Come and join us!

Company

Liberty Global is a world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications and an active investor in cutting-edge infrastructure, content and technology ventures.

With our investments in fibre-based and 5G networks we play a vital role in society, currently providing over 85 million fixed and mobile connections and rolling out the next generation of products and services, while readying our networks for 10 Gbps and beyond.

Our global scale enables us to transfer knowledge and expertise across our operations and investments, creating a dynamic family of brands united in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.

And we’re prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and communities, while reducing our impact on the environment. We are using technology as a force for good; for our people, our partners and the planet.

Company info
Location
Bradford
United Kingdom

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