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Title:  VAT Compliance Team Lead

Job ID:  24406
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 Manager manages the VAT compliance team in Warsaw GBS and reviews the preparation of the VAT reports the department is responsible for. This position exists to provide advice, training, and compliance oversight on VAT returns, Intrastat and Sales/Purchase Listings to the JTI Group of companies in scope.


Main areas of responsibility:


  • VAT reporting. To review all VAT, Intrastat and EC listings prepared at Warsaw GBS and analyse transactional postings for legislative compliance and/or errors;
  • Advisory, Awareness & Training. To provide VAT advice to JTI Group companies and VAT training for JTI internal staff. To assist with the creation and maintenance of user manuals for each VAT registration prepared in Warsaw GBS. Liaison with third party advisors and fiscal representatives to maintain full compliance;
  • Processes and Controls. Review VAT controls within global SAP system, Ensure Global Quality Management documentation for VAT Compliance is maintained whilst embedding and monitoring the one change management process in the department;
  • Working relationships. To assist Entity CFOs with compliance-related issues, including audits and routine VAT enquiries. Work closely with the Global Tax team and HQ finance team in Geneva/Amstelveen to ensure any legislation changes or new business flows are implemented correctly;
  • Documentation. Accountable for creation, maintenance and update of detailed transactional GBS documentation for the processes in scope to ensure Core Services are executed in line with Corporate and market local accounting requirements;
  • Processes. Actively search out areas for process improvement, identify the gaps in efficiency and effectiveness and recommend the actions. Provide support to continuous improvement projects;
  • Control and Compliance. Responsible to ensure all JSOX/operational controls are accurately executed and evidenced. Ensure team members understand and are trained on JSOX controls;
  • Escalate all controls failures and ensure mitigation actions are in place for each failure;
  • Review controls on a regular basis to ensure that they still provide the level of control that is required by the business and any changes that are required are managed;
  • Represent the team during both internal and external audits;
  • Managing Team Development. Plan employees development in line with their skills and career aspirations. Monitor the development progress and make necessary corrections; Support the team in achieving established development goals;
  • Provide constructive feedback on a regular basis, and encourage subordinates to provide the feedback to the manager;
  • Organize and control the new employees on-boarding.


What are we looking for?


You as a professional:

  • 'University degree (Accounting or Finance);
  • '5 years with government, consultancy and/or private industry experience;
  • European VAT knowledge;
  • Experience of managing direct reports is essential;
  • A professional qualification of ACCA, CPA, etc. is a plus;
  • Big-4 audit experience is a plus;
  • Strong command of English Language (oral and written);
  • 'SAP experience is preferable;
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.


You as a person:

  • Strong communication skills (especially communicating with non-native English speakers);
  • Strive for professional development and be result oriented.


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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