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Working with the VAT accountant with shared responsibility for statutory VAT and statistical reporting in an allocated range of countries* while minimising the potential VAT exposure in line with SOX processes.
What you’ll be doing:
Analyse and understanding the reporting requirements, formats and meeting deadlines in each allocated jurisdiction and working consistently to meet requirements
Based upon procedures, extracting data from the system, producing the necessary VAT reporting data and undertaking detailed analysis and appropriate quality control checks
Completion of returns for review by VAT Director
Ongoing critical appraisal of the compliance process and implementation of new controls or procedures
Ongoing updating of procedure manuals
Compliance obligations for B2B and B2C in UK, EU27, NO, CH, TR, AU, NZ, IS, IN, RU, UA, SA, OM, AE, BH, ZA
Assist VAT director with the response by Sony to VAT audits and inquiries and the preparation of voluntary disclosures and appeals as necessary
Operate as a resource for the VAT director as appropriate to assist in:
Analysis, research and provision of effective VAT advice to colleagues in the business on VAT implications for business flows, structuring and other issues as required, including systems implications
identifying and implementing efficiencies in the system to minimise VAT/compliance costs to Sony
delivering training to business divisions with the VAT accountant
internal audits including of subsidiary companies and document retention with the VAT accountant
Act as knowledge resource for, and manage the implementation of, e-reporting and e-invoicing requirements, including but not limited to ViDA, as and when they arise, working with SAP team to ensure compliant implementation under the supervision of the VAT director. Identification and implementation of potential global solution.
Identify, test and implement efficiencies in the system to minimise VAT costs, compliance and exposure to Sony. Provide testing support to new projects in SAP.
Assist and cover for the VAT accountant as and when necessary in areas such as VAT return clearing, journals, account reconciliation and SOX.
What we’re looking for:
Demonstrable practical experience of working with SAP including design and a general appreciation of SAP technical structures and configuration
Proven experience of dealing with and resolving VAT issues, preferably in the UK and EU
Previous experience of working across a European business
Expertise in VAT compliance
Experience of SAP ERP System
Excellent English language (written and spoken) and proven ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
Excellent excel skills
VAT qualification would be advantageous
Discretionary bonus opportunity
Hybrid Working (Flexmodes)
Private Medical Insurance
25 days holiday per year
On Site Gym
Free soft drinks
On site bar
Access to cycle garage and showers
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