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Tax Assistant

Tax Assistant

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - London
  • Travel required Negotiable
  • Job category Tax Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139366BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Grade IResponsible for partnering with the business / corporate function / or within the Tax Function to provide either compliance services, tax reporting services or domestic and multi-jurisdictional tax advice (dependent on specialism), to help optimise BP's tax position and effectively manage any potential tax risks.

Job Tittle
Tax Assistant

BP's business groups (i.e. Production & Operations, Gas & Low Carbon Energy, Customers & Products, as well as Trading & Shipping) operate in a number of countries, including the UK and Europe. BP's trading entities are registered for VAT in a number of territories. Trading & Shipping is bp's commodity trading arm in the oil, gas, and power sectors. Reporting to the UK & Europe Indirect Tax Compliance Manager this role will primarily and specifically be responsible for the review and submission of a number of VAT/Intrastat/ECSL and (where appropriate) CCL filing obligations of the T&S businesses in the UK and across Europe. As the role develops there will be opportunities of working in multicultural, cross-functional teams on international projects concerning Indirect tax compliance.

What you will deliver

  • Accountable for the timely submission of a number of the VAT, Intrastat, EC Sales List returns for the T&S businesses, in collaboration with the current third party outsourced service provider.
  • Responsible for the timely instructions for payment of any tax liabilities due to fiscal authorities for returns within remit.
  • Responsible for responding to audit queries raised by fiscal authorities for returns within remit.
  • Responsible for support of the delivery of communications and training to the Operators and Settlements teams relating to tax code error corrections and invoice errors.
  • Responsible for administration of VAT Registration/deregistration’s/ VAT grouping applications to support the Compliance Team Lead UK & Europe Indirect Tax Manager on ad hoc compliance process improvement matters and projects, including ownership of control activities under the Indirect Tax Compliance Framework policy.

To be successful
  • A degree in Tax, Finance, or Business, or an accounting or tax qualification Ability to take ownership of deliverables and manage conflicting priorities in accordance with risk environment.
  • Good communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Team player with ability to learn new skills/technologies quickly Requires extensive experience of UK and EU indirect tax compliance processes and technology.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of the Indirect Tax rules across multiple EU countries and, in particular, a strong understanding of how the rules apply to chain transactions for cross border supplies of goods and services.
  • Proven track record and ability to advise business stakeholders on implications of trades and supply-chains.
  • Requires a strong understanding of risk and appropriate tax control activities.
  • Experience of working with third-party outsource providers will be beneficial. Strong MS Excel skills and literate user of IT systems e.g. SAP Minimum of 5 years PQE working in Indirect Tax Compliance role in practice or in a large multinational.

You will work with:
International team with team members located in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Hungary Lots of learning opportunities on Indirect Tax, Tax IT systems, digital skills Process improvement initiatives and automation projects

Why join our team?

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and many other benefits!

Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!

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