• Indirect Tax Manager

    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Limerick Ireland
    Cook Medical Europe Ltd
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The Indirect Tax Manager will be based in Cook Medical's European Shared Service Centre in Limerick, Ireland and will have responsibility for VAT compliance and reportng within EMEA.


    • Responsibility for all Indirect Tax Compliance (VAT, VIES, Intrastat etc.) obligations for Cook Medical entities within EMEA.
    • Responsibility for European foreign VAT re-claims including preparation, filing, reporting and analysis of the foreign VAT re-claim process and liaising with external advisors.
    • Responsibility for ensuring consistency in financial systems and reporting set-up for European VAT.
    • Responsibility for ensuring the appropriate rate of VAT is applied to Cook Medical's products including the co-ordination of VAT rate ruling applications as required.
    • Manage the cross border movement of goods from a VAT and Customs perspective with the relevant internal departments.
    • Manager VAT implications of inter-company and domestic transactions.
    • Manage relationships with external Indirect Tax advisors.
    • Support and manage Indirect Tax audits / enquiries with local Tax Authorities across EMEA.
    • Serve as the subject matter expert on Indirect Tax matters for financial reporting during the financial year close process.
    • Provide expert guidance to the business on the Indirect Tax implications of various transactions to minimise risk and ensure compliant processes.
    • Monitor, interpret and understand the compliance implications of European Indirect Tax legislative and / or reporting changes as applicable.
    • Provision of VAT support and training to European Shared Service Centre business groups and other functions to ensure understanding of and compliance with evolving VAT legislation.
    • Serve as the Indirect Tax lead on strategic projects and systems / process changes within the EMEA Finance function.
    • Research, understand and implement new tools and systems to improve Indirect Tax compliance processes.
    • Ensure that Cook's Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook's behalf.


    • Experience of working in a multinational environment with colleagues located around the EMEA region.
    • Qualified Chartered Tax Advisor (AITI CTA) and or Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in an Indirect Tax role.
    • Excellent working knowledge of Indirect Tax compliance processes, from data extraction to return submission and experience of implementing any VAT real-time reporting, SAF-T filings in any EU countries a distinct advantage.
    • Strong understanding of EU VAT legislation, particularly in a cross-border environment and working knowledge of customs desirable.
    • Excellent PC skills.
    • Understanding of Microsoft Navision, SAP, Oracle or other similiar Accounting / ERP systems and data management. In particular familiarity with SAP Business Intelligence would be a distinct advantage.
    • Proven experience of reporting in a multi-national environment with the demonstrable ability to extract, analyse and review data and to make appropriate recommendations with minimal supervison / guidance.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of management.
    • Ability to work effectively with the other team members of the EMEA tax team as well as the EMEA SSC and the Global tax team.
    • Proven ability to work in a fast paced team environment, as a result of strong organisational skills, creative problem skills and adaptability.
    • Availability and willingness to travel on company business. 



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