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Senior Consultant Global Compliance and Reporting EMEIA - Sector focus Industries

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  4 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1518655

At EY, our Tax professionals are dedicated to helping clients navigate complex tax regulations and optimize their financial strategies. We provide expert guidance to businesses and individuals, ensuring they remain compliant and achieve their financial objectives in a constantly evolving tax landscape.

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

The Opportunity: Your Next Adventure Awaits? 

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career with a global scale, an inclusive culture and up-to-date technology. 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.


The GCR (Global Compliance and Reporting) team is part of EY EDGE. EDGE is unique to EY: we are the only Big 4 professional services firm with a dedicated center of excellence focused on delivering exceptional client service across borders. Our 570+ talented EDGE professionals are based in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and work with clients across the area, regardless of our location or theirs. We provide specialist tax, business and technology expertise to address clients’ most pressing challenges in an exciting, dynamic tax and business environment, through a broad range of innovative service offerings.  


The GCR team comprises over 225 dynamic individuals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices.  We have specialist tax and finance skillsets spanning the areas of Indirect Tax Compliance, Service Management, Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Statutory Reporting, Finance BPO, Funds Tax Management, and Payroll. We focus on supporting our clients in managing their compliance and reporting requirements, centrally and locally, and delivering on their transformation agendas. We are a team which embraces diversity and inclusion with a mix of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We believe this makes us perfectly suited to the global environment in which we work.


Our Indirect Tax Compliance professionals support large multinational clients with their indirect tax obligations in EMEIA and globally. This starts with the indirect tax compliance and goes hand in hand with VAT advisory and technology support, the delivery of which we coordinate through close collaboration with EY specialist teams. We apply a client centric approach and our team members work on a client engagement basis – not on a per country or region basis – which maximizes business and sector specific knowledge.

Join our fast growing Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team as a Senior Consultant in Belgium and enjoy the opportunity of working on EY’s largest multi-country client engagements. We deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines, with major hubs in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Romania and Hungary.  


As a member of our dynamic team you will have the opportunity to develop your career through a variety of experiences, formal learning and mentoring. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime – and this experience will be your reality. 


Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant, you will be working on a range of different client engagements in the role of VAT Controller. Within this role you will manage the VAT/GST compliance for the entities/countries assigned to you, including:

  • Acting as a single point of contact – liaise with your international clients and colleagues regarding European VAT and VAT compliance.
  • Monitoring the quality of the indirect tax data and reports of your clients.
  • Review and approve indirect tax returns.
  • Follow up on legislative changes and business changes and the potential impacts on systems and processes.
  • Identify issues and opportunities to continuously improve the VAT compliance processes.
  • Coordinate VAT compliance advisory, technology and audit support.
  • Working with fellow VAT controllers, reporting to your engagement Process Owner (Senior Manager or above).
  • Supervise and coach more junior team members – both on and offshore.
  • Actively participate in training and coaching sessions as a part of your personal development plan to ensure continuous development.


Your Profile

  • A Bachelor and/or Masters degree in economics, tax law, accounting or equivalent – a specialism or supplementary degree in taxation is a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in EMEIA VAT compliance, either in industry or with other service providers.
  • Basic understanding of other compliance activities such as statutory accounting and corporate tax compliance.
  • Basic understanding of IT-systems and VAT/GST reporting solutions as well as the changing legislative landscape and the impact on VAT compliance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Dutch or French. Next to that, you are fluent in English. Any additional European language is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills across different cultures and within a virtual working environment. 


What’s In It For You 


•    EY Family – you become part of the EY Family providing you with all the necessary skills, training and opportunities; enabling you to grow to your fullest potential. 
•    Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and charging card, iPhone plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, and eco vouchers.  Thanks to our flex plan it is possible to choose what you value most. 
•    Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible.
•    Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment that allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
•    Learning & personal growth - You will benefit from an onboarding program, receive extensive training and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills with necessary guidance.   
•    Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, and companywide events and enjoy a drink during our monthly after-work drink.  
•    Sustainability - We have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for you to choose the most sustainable option for you. You can also opt for a train subscription or lease a bike. 
•    Diversity & Inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status. 
•    Location - All of our offices are easily accessible by public transport and/or by car and have parking space. They all have parking spaces and charging stations are provided. 
•    Best Workplace – You will be part of the 2023 number one rated Best Workplace (Great Place to Work).


Here at EY, you’ll have the chance to build a truly exceptional experience. We’ll empower you with the latest technology, surround you with high-performing teams, and provide the global scale and diverse and inclusive culture you need to discover your full potential. Through our coaching and training programs, you’ll develop the skillsets you need to stay relevant today and in the future – all while building a network of colleagues, mentors, and leaders who will be on the journey with you at EY and beyond. 




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