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.