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Senior VAT Tech Analyst

Senior VAT Tech Analyst

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Amazon UK Services Ltd.
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Senior VAT Tech Analyst

Amazon’s vision is to be Earth's most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.

Our diverse internet business requires VAT-related filings in a number of jurisdictions across Europe. These filings are the responsibility of the European VAT Compliance & Controllership (VAT C&C) team. The dynamic growth of the business and the complexity of VAT requirements in Europe mean that the number of filings is increasing. Technology solutions are needed to manage this increase, and a technology-focused resource is needed to help us develop and implement the tax technology we need. We are therefore looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join us in a new role at the heart of our VAT C&C team. The role will specialise in providing support to the C&C team in the development and use of technology, including accounting systems and automation tools.

Responsibilities will include:
· Working with the VAT C&C team and other colleagues in Tax to identify, document and prioritise technology requirements;
· Preparing Business Requirement Documents and other documents as needed;
· Discussing and explaining requirements to other teams;
· Working with tech teams within and outside Tax to develop, test, refine and implement requirements on a timely basis;
· Maintaining, updating and further developing solutions post-implementation, in conjunction with tech teams outside Tax, as needed;
· Providing support to VAT C&C team in all aspects of technology, including for audits and other projects;
· Liaising, supporting and communicating with colleagues in, and acting as technical SME for, the VAT C&C team;
· Acting as POC between the VAT C&C team and colleagues in technical teams outside Tax (Tax Tech, Fin Tech, Tax Engine, etc).

Basic Qualifications

• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• A strong desire to exceed expectations
• Organised and methodical with strong attention to detail.
• Strong MS Excel skills
• Good communication and personal skills with a hands-on attitude.
• The ability to take ownership of their work, initiate and implement change and demonstrate a problem solving approach.
• Able to work to tight deadlines, and under pressure

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrable work experience working in a finance and/or technology function
• Part-qualified CIMA ,ACCA, ACA, AAT or similar credentials preferred
• Relevant accounting and/or VAT experience (public/private mix preferred)
• Experience of compliance in other European jurisdictions advantageous

In return, we will offer you an attractive package including basic salary, stock units, and other excellent benefits including healthcare. You will also have the opportunity to develop a rewarding career with one of the UK's leading online retailers.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy/procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.