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Senior VAT Analyst - Biotechnology

Goodman Masson
Cambridge, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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As a Senior VAT Analyst, you will be joining a leading Biotechnology business, supporting on all VAT compliance matters, as well as assisting with ad hoc advisory work for the group.



  • Ensure periodic VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales compliance reporting including ensuring the group fulfils its filing and payment obligations in all indirect tax matters. This will be a mixture of in-house completion as well as working with outsourced providers.
  • Drive process improvements, including automation of compliance and ensuring best use of existing or new technology solutions where possible and appropriate.
  • Perform root cause analysis for any errors and then mitigate this cause. This may include designing or amending systems or processes and/or providing training to colleagues.
  • Dealing with indirect tax audits, correspondence, and notices from tax authorities.
  • Reviewing changes in the legislation and indirect tax matters to ensure the business correctly reports indirect taxes.
  • Understand the structure of the business in the region and work with the Regional Tax Team to advise and educate colleagues on VAT matters.
  • Contribute indirect tax comments as part of any overall tax advice provided to stakeholders
  • To manage risk by maintaining good working relationship with tax authorities
  • Advise and partner with wider teams on indirect tax matters

Skills & Experience required:

  • Good experience with SAP (or equivalent ERP system) and tax engine (Vertex or equivalent) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of VAT and indirect tax regulations and requirements, ideally in multiple EMEA jurisdictions
  • Excellent ability with Microsoft Excel
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