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Junior VAT Associate (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

ROLE PURPOSE:

Reporting to the Associate VAT manager, the Junior VAT associate will be responsible for ensuring the company and its affiliates comply with all direct and indirect tax compliance obligations with primary responsibilities for the preparation and submission of all VAT returns across all jurisdictions where the company has VAT registrations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and file VAT returns, Intrastat reports and EC sales lists in-house, and request VAT payments, according to the internal month-end calendar, with no mistakes and no delays
  • Assist with the insourcing process as required
  • Perform monthly VAT reconciliations with the accounts and ledgers according to the internal month-end calendar
  • Assist with maintenance of correct VAT details on the ERP system (VAT codes and trade routes) by coordinating with internal and external parties and assessing the VAT implications associated with various business initiatives proposals
  • Maintain company’s VAT records fully up to date at all times
  • Assist in preparation and response in relation to internal and external VAT audits as required
  • Assist in provision of VAT advice to internal and external stakeholders by acting as single point of contact for all VAT-related activities
  • Lead new VAT registrations or de-registrations across the region as required
  • Ensure compliance with local and international indirect tax regulations, implications and treatments
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge in respect of all areas of VAT, including keeping up to date with the appropriate legislation and developments in law
  • Assessing the impact of changes in tax law on the business and ensure these are correctly reflected in the ERP system and understood across the business
  • Fit into Group Tax’s strategy and assist in the preparation of reports as required
  • Assist with executing and lead various tax projects
  • Continually improve work processes, and ensure documentation is up to date at all times.
  • Ensure accurate implementation of VAT principles, policies, and processes across the business
  • Any other Ad-hoc finance duties

Job requirements: 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Cert/Diploma - Exposure to European VAT is desirable
  • Bachelor Degree - Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting (Preferably ACCA, CPA, CA) is preferred
  • 2 - 3 years preferred experience in similar tax (or VAT) position is preferred

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus, Professional use of MS Office (extensive)

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

BUSINESS

  • Information seeking
  • Business analysis and financial skills
  • Problem-solving and good judgment
  • Resource efficiency
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Risk Management
  • Initiative
  • Multi-tasking
  • Results oriented
  • Systems thinking
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Focused
  • Focus
  • Cooperation
  • Proactive
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Resilience

PEOPLE

  • Flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity
  • Transition management
  • Capacity for and resistance to Stress
  • Perseverance and tenacity
  • Informal communications skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Empathy
  • Team player
  • Value people
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Team management
  • Coaching and counselling
  • Employee selection & on-boarding

SELF

  • Curiosity / learning agility
  • Self-awareness
  • High standards
  • Personal responsibility
  • Self-assurance
  • Honesty
  • Ethical conduct
  • Technical / professional knowledge
  • Industry knowledge

ASPEN COMPETENCIES:

BUSINESS

  • Make good decision
  • Performance Driven
  • Accountability/Ownership

PEOPLE

  • Dealing with ambiguity Embrace Change
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Develops Talent, Teamwork and Diversity

SELF

  • Continuously Grow and Develop
  • Take Action with Integrity
  • Contribute Special Expertise

Reference Number: 

JVA012019

Company: 

Aspen

City: 

Dubai

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

parttime

Industry: 

Pharmaceutical And Medical/Healthcare