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Senior VAT Consultant

Location:  Bucharest
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  18 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1479461

Senior VAT Consultant


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.



Responsible for managing multiple client engagements and supporting the development of tax practice in EY Romania.  Also responsible for building a team of tax consultants working under him/her on these assignments.


Your key responsibilities

  • Stays abreast of general business and economic developments and demonstrates an understanding of the client’s business and industry by recognizing business trends and emerging tax practices and policies relevant to clients.
  • Works with the client and engagement team to understand the client’s business and tax/VAT needs, provides practical implementable solutions and supports and takes ownership for the implementation of these recommendations.
  • Works with the tax team to develop marketing/sales strategies and implementing them and also to develop and customize relevant/practical methodologies in the tax area for the Romanian market.
  • Utilizes and encourages the application of firm wide methodologies and tools including computer based software solutions.
  • Prepares memoranda, working papers, and other documents in conjunction with serving the client (e.g., proposals, engagement letters, presentations, final reports).
  • Provides guidance to assist staff in reaching their full potential (e.g., willingly addresses questions, contributes constructive on-the-job feedback and training, conducts meaningful and timely performance reviews) and assists them in designing and implementing individual development plans. Develops and coaches people as his/her primary leadership style.
  • Ensures proper approval and sign-off of the contracts within the firm by the Partner/Manager and with the client before beginning any engagement; escalates any quality issues to the practice and engagement partners and managers proactively and ensuring these issues are addressed at the earliest.
  • Demonstrates functional expertise esp. in the area of indirect taxes.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Understanding of Romanian accounting standards and rules
  • Very good technical and practical understanding of VAT (both at a Romanian and EU level, including cases of the European Court of Justice with respect to VAT)
  • Very good analytical skills and attention to detail


 To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Economics (e.g. Accounting/Finance)
  • At least 3 years of experience working as a consultant or as a tax professional in the industry


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Excellent language skills in Romanian and English.  Additional language skills nice to have.
  • Skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint


What we look for

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude
  • Desire to constantly exceed expectations


What we offer

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 

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