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VAT Compliance Senior Consultant - Hybrid



Bucharest, Romania · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

The opportunity

You’ll work as part of high-performing team on a broad range of clients and assignments that will stretch and challenge you. You’ll be encouraged and expected to take accountability and make an impact.

Your key responsibilities

You'll be responsible for managing multiple client engagements and supporting the development of VAT compliance practice in EY Romania. Also, you'll be responsible for building a team of tax consultants working under him/her on these assignments.

As a Senior Consultant you'll be working a selection of clients where you are the assistant VAT controller for the VAT compliance outsourced to EY, including:

  • Stays abreast of general business and economic developments and demonstrates an understanding of the client’s business and policies. Works with the client and engagement team to understand the client’s business and VAT needs,
  • Act as point of contact – liaise with your international clients and colleagues with respect to Romanian VAT compliance
  • Coordinate VAT compliance projects, monitor 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 in order to ensure that the systems and/or processes are updated
  • Identify issues and opportunities to continuously improve the VAT compliance processes
  • Supervise and coach junior team members
  • Actively participate to the training and coaching session in your development plan to ensure continuous development of your technical knowledge
  • Works with the tax team to develop marketing/sales strategies and implementing them; develop and customize relevant/practical methodologies in the VAT compliance area for the Romanian market
  • Utilizes and encourages the application of firm wide methodologies and tools including computer-based software solutions
  • 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)

Skills and attributes for success

  • Very good technical and practical understanding of VAT provisions and related VAT compliance
  • Very good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player with project management capabilities
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • A desire to learn and develop into the role
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Economics or equivalent, potentially with a supplementary degree in fiscal matters
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in VAT compliance, either in industry or with other service providers
  • Basic understanding of IT-systems and VAT/GST reporting solutions

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Excellent language skills in Romanian and English. Additional language skills nice to have
  • Excellent communication across cultures and within a virtual working environment

What we look for

More than anything, we’re interested in people with the right attitude for the job! That’s naturally entrepreneurial people that feed on the energy of a thriving global team. You’ll need a balance of technical and analytical skills, a creative approach to work and strong communication skills. Put simply, if you’ve got big ideas on how we can do better, as well as the confidence to voice them, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

  • At EY, you’ll learn A LOT through experience, on a variety of projects for a diverse range of BIG clients.
  • Get free certifications (ACCA/ADIT/CFA) and enjoy national & international training.
  • Get extra vacation days when public holidays fall on a weekend.
  • Join an EY Community and practice your hobby with your colleagues off-work.
  • Get plenty of discounts, perks and medical coverage.
  • Free access to Udemy, EY Badges
  • Bookster library
  • Medical subscription for employees and family members (wife/husband/children)
  • Life & accident insurance
  • EAP – Employee Assistance Program - Short term confidential counselling services for you and those who live with you.

About EY

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.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now!