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EY Senior Consultant Indirect Tax Compliance - EMEIA Tax Centre in Belgium

Senior Consultant Indirect Tax Compliance - EMEIA Tax Centre


Requisition # BEL00245

Post Date Feb 09, 2021

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The opportunity

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Join our fast growing Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) Indirect Tax team in Diegem as a Senior Consultant and you will have the opportunity to work on EY’s largest multi-country client engagements within our EMEIA Tax Center. We deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines, with major hubs in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania and Poland.

Our tax department is growing and our EMEIA Tax Center is currently looking for a Senior Consultant Indirect Tax/VAT to join our offices in Belgium .

Your key responsibilities

As a senior consultant in the EMEIA 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 European VAT and VAT compliance.

  • Monitoring the quality of the indirect tax data and reports of your clients.

  • Review and approve indirect tax returns.

  • Follow up on legislative changes and business changes in order to ensure that the systems and/or processes are updated.

  • Identify issues and opportunities to continuously improve the VAT compliance processes.

  • VAT compliance advisory and VAT audit support.

  • Report to the client’s Process Owner at EY (senior manager or above).

  • Stay up-to-date regarding market changes 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.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Team player with project management capabilities.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A Bachelor/Master degree in economics, potentially with a supplementary degree in fiscal matters.

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in European VAT and VAT compliance.

  • Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting and corporate tax compliance.

  • Fluent in English – written and spoken. Any additional European language is an asset.

  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Team player with project management capabilities and good IT and Excel skills.

What we look for

  • Experienced professionals who want to join our fast growing team and accept the challenge to provide high quality service to our clients and to continuously improve.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

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