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Indirect Tax Manager - Maternity Cover

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Why Superdrug

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.

We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

A.S. Watson (Health & Beauty UK) Ltd is the UK Group comprising of Health and Beauty retailers, Superdrug Stores plc, Savers Health & Beauty Ltd

The primary purpose of the role is to manage the VAT compliance and other indirect tax compliance processes and declarations – and general strategy for the UK and ROI companies.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic VAT professional, with a background in indirect tax compliance, who has ideally already worked within the retail sector. The candidate should be looking to progress their career in a fast-paced industry based role within a successful and profitable business.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the AS Watson (Health & Beauty UK) Ltd Tax strategy for both Direct and Indirect taxes, with support from Group Tax, and third-party advisers, where appropriate

Full responsibility for Indirect Tax compliance in relation to the UK and ROI businesses, including VAT returns, European Sales Lists and Intrastat submissions, ensuring that UK & Ireland VAT reporting / payment requirements are met on a timely basis

Identify process and system improvements, and driving process change within the business to enhance the quality of VAT / Intrastat / EC Sales reporting

Lead quarterly meeting of the Tax Committee and co-ordinate the SAO certification process in respect of all taxes including the maintenance of tax risk registers

Working collaboratively with Tax Authorities in relation to Indirect tax matters and dealing with enquiries and audits as they arise with support from the wider Tax team and external advisers

Actively participate and lead in cross functional projects from a VAT / tax perspective from scoping, through to implementation, being the point of contact for queries across the business

Ownership of International Trade compliance processes and customs declarations

Manage and develop a Finance & Tax Analyst

Personal Characteristics

Ability to build strong relationships, influence and communicate cross functionally at all levels

Personality traits of credibility, integrity, initiative, determination, and results-orientated

Ability to understand the “big picture” strategically as well as having an eye for detail

Able to challenge the status quo, and look for creative solutions to issues

Self-starter and able to work independently

Strong people management skills

Experience and skills

Professional UK VAT qualification with extensive experience of indirect tax exposure

Retail experience preferable, either in-house or advising retail clients within a Big 4 or Mid-Tier Accountancy firm

'Hands on' approach coupled with in-depth analytical skills

Strong Excel skills preferable

Educated to degree or equivalent level




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