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VAT Manager

Light and Wonder
Brooklands, Sale, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time

Light & Wonder's corporate team is comprised of incredible talent that works across the enterprise, defying boundaries to provide essential services in an extraordinary manner to ensure the success of the organization and the well-being of employees.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Tax Manager for EMEA with a dotted line to the Director of Accounting, the VAT Manager will be responsible for ensuring the Group's adherence to all relevant indirect tax regulations and requirements throughout the EMEA region.

As part of the International Tax Team, the VAT Manager will work closely with finance colleagues across the business and lead relationships with outsourced service providers and local tax authorities.

They will be the subject matter expert for Indirect Tax and play a critical part in maintaining compliance, minimizing tax liabilities and reducing penalties and inaccuracies.

Key responsibilities

VAT Returns & Compliance:
  • Preparation and/or review of VAT returns across multiple EMEA jurisdictions.
  • Reconciliation of VAT accounts, identifying and resolving errors and discrepancies.
  • Monitoring of compliance requirements.
  • Review records of VAT-related transactions, invoices, receipts, and financial documents to support audits.
  • Manage registrations and de-registrations as required.

VAT Advisory & Audits:
  • Stay informed about changes in VAT laws and regulations, advising the business on impacts and future requirements.
  • Provide guidance to internal departments and stakeholders on Indirect tax queries including import VAT, Customs and Duties.
  • Manage communications with external advisors and Tax Authorities in respect of VAT audits, collating information required and drafting disclosures.
  • Provide internal VAT training and guidelines, focussing on implications for each department or stakeholder.

VAT Planning & Projects:
  • Provide input and advice on VAT planning and consideration of VAT implications of proposed business strategies.
  • Consult on systems implementation/migration projects to maximise VAT reporting opportunities and work with IT specialists to new products and services.
  • Conduct analysis/reviews of VAT recovery opportunities.

  • Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA etc.)
  • Excellent VAT knowledge with experience in multiple EMEA jurisdictions
  • Strong personal motivation with the ability to influence others to resolve challenges.
  • Precise communication skills, including discussing and presenting technical topics with non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience of large complex organisation desirable.
  • Experience of dealing with large accounting packages desirable.

What can we offer?
  • Annual performance bonus
  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays'
  • Hybrid working
  • 1 day paid leave to work on charitable projects
  • Half Day for Health (encouraging you to take time away for you & your wellbeing)
  • 5% employer pension contributions
  • A reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Light & Wonder are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from all walks of life regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

If you are invited to an interview, please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, we can make to the recruitment process that will enable you to perform to the best of your ability.

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