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Senior Consultant Indirect Tax VAT



Sint-Denijs-Westrem, 9051 Ghent, Belgium · Reykjavík, Iceland
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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?

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

  • 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.

Your Profile

  • 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’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.