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Senior Consultant - Indirect Tax VAT

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  28-Jul-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  643565

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience. 


When you join our Tax department, you'll help local and global clients navigate the complex, ever-changing world of Indirect Tax. You’ll be working closely with colleagues across borders, using EY tools and networks to solve complex business and tax problems.


At EY you can expand your skills and learn about all aspects of tax. We’ll provide the global scale, personal support, inclusive culture and technology to help you grow, lead and learn.


The opportunity


Within EY our VAT department provides companies with support and advice on VAT in relation to their entire business. Our focus is on on VAT advisory in our client’s daily activities. Next to that, we are seeking operational efficiencies for our clients as well as measures for improving their working capital. 


Examples include VAT optimization of their real estate, setting up VAT groups, reviewing and automating the VAT set-up in their ERP systems, implementing electronic invoicing and archiving solutions, tax effective supply chain management, … Equally so, the team assists companies in their dealings with internal VAT procedures and exposures. We have clients in all industry sectors as well as in the governmental and not for profit sector.


We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant to join our VAT department in Diegem, Ghent or Antwerp.

Your key responsibilities
As a senior consultant in the Indirect Tax department, you will actively work on the finalized deliverables on projects/services in the domain of Indirect Tax. Your main responsibilities as senior consultant are:


  • Assist and advise clients regarding VAT matters, both nationally and internationally.
  • Dealing with a variety of assignments, including participating in meetings allowing you to start building trusted relationships with our clients.
  • Stay up-to-date regarding market changes, upgrade your VAT technical expertise and develop a broader knowledge around your client portfolio.
  • Maintain long-term collaborative and profitable relationships with your client and pro-actively identify and inform of possible new missions or opportunities in the existing portfolio
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with your colleagues of the team and supervise work (quality, workload, …) of juniors and escalate observation to the executive
  • Actively participate to the training and coaching session of your development plan and be responsible for the development of your own technical knowledge


To qualify for the role you must have


  • Master’s degree in law or economics, commercial engineer or a comparable background.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Fluent in Dutch or French and good knowledge of English.
  • Able to work autonomously in the delegated responsibilities and translate your technical skills in practical solution-oriented advice creating added value for our clients.
  • Market and client focused, ambitious with a positive attitude and you feel that the success of the team is equally important as your individual success.
  • Team player with sound communication skills.


What working at EY offers:
•    Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and fuel card, iPhone plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers and eco vouchers. We offer a flexible package to our people that gives them the power to choose what they value most; extra days off, leasing an electric bike, etc.
•    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 which allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
•    Personal growth - You will receive numerous trainings and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills.
•    Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, family days, summer and winter events, sports events and enjoy a drink during our monthly Thirsty Thursday happy hour.
•    Sustainability – we have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for people that don’t want a company car to choose a more sustainable option. In the future we’ll move to a brand new office “The Wings”, a smart and energy efficient infrastructure which will allow us to reduce our ecological footprint even more. 
•    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 or by car and have parking space 

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