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Title:  VAT Compliance Expert

Job ID:  24411
Country:  Poland
City:  Warsaw
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.


This is a great opportunity to be a part of exciting project and drive transformation in the Company to ensure that internal customers around the world getting the Best-in-class level of service.


The role:

The VAT compliance expert is the part of the team in charge of VAT Compliance for multiple European VAT returns, Intrastats and EC Sales Lists. 


Main areas of responsibility:


  • Core Service delivery. Monthly preparation of multiple European VAT reports, Intrastats and EC Sales Lists including: reviewing invoices for compliance, reconciling VAT returns to SAP Accounts, liaising with markets or fiscal representatives to confirm VAT postings are correct, analyze transactional postings for legislative compliance/errors;
  • Sound knowledge of general EU VAT rules - triangulation, EU Sales lists and Intrastat with ability to train others;
  • Expert Tasks. Assist Team Lead to manage the governance process  & related controls. Participate in process modification/testing/process automation;
  • Identify training gaps and provide continuous SAP and process training to GBS Accounting and Finance team to enhance others knowledge of the processes and system matters;
  • Provide expert advice on relevant SAP modules to both internal and external customers, provide possible solution;
  • Process Improvement. Work with the Team Leads and Specialists on process improvement projects and supporting Team Lead in delivery of SAP testing for VAT;
  • Responsible for embedding continuous improvement mindset across the team, leading Specialists in completing projects to improve processes within the remit of department/team;
  • Control and Compliance. Perform the assigned JSOX/operational controls in accordance with the internal documentation. Escalate all controls failures and ensure mitigation actions are in place for each failure.


What are we looking for?


You as a professional:

  • University degree (Accounting or Finance);
  • At least 3 years experience in a multinational company (preferably in a Shared Service Centre multifunctional role (i.e. AR/AP/CM/GL);
  • Experience of preparing EU VAT returns, preferably in a finance environment.  Supervisory experience desirable;
  • Strong command of English Language (oral and written);
  • Understand VAT department end to end processes, and ability to understand wider impact across the GBS;
  • A professional qualification of ACCA, CPA, etc. is a plus;
  • VAT technical certification preferred but not essential; 
  • Competent Microsoft Excel user;
  • SAP experience preferred.


You as a person:

  • Analytical skills;
  • Ability to work as part of team;
  • Ability to identify/support process improvements and implement them;
  • Skills in training and developing others, and recommending solutions for problems;
  • Understanding of the importance of the accurate and consistent financial data;
  • Ability to deliver an excellent customer service;
  • Supporting and influencing others.


We offer:

  • A stable job in an international environment at the company recognized as a "great company" by its employees;
  • Flexible working hours and no dress code imposed;
  • Employee benefits include: Annual Bonus, Annual Merit Increase, Private Healthcare, Life Insurance.


Jeżeli zdecydujesz się na udział w tej rekrutacji, administratorem Twoich danych będzie JTI Polska sp. z o.o. z siedzibą w Starym Gostkowie. Twoje dane będą przetwarzane wyłącznie w celu obsługi procesu rekrutacyjnego, w którym bierzesz udział. Szczegółową informację na temat przetwarzania Twoich danych i Twoich praw znajdziesz tutaj.

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