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Indirect Tax Analyst

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Date: 10-Sep-2022

Location: Solihull, Solihull, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic, we strive to be the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow. We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.
As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

Our story started in 1938 as a product that was an affordable source of vitamins to the Great British public. Originally selling Tomato Juice, followed by other juices and mixers, the brand has continued to evolve, becoming a fantastic core range of fruit juice and soft drinks sold across the globe.
You will know some of these brand and most likely have some in your homes, such as Robinson's cordials, Tango, R White's Lemonade, J20, Pepsi and 7up.
We have operations in Great Britain, Ireland, France & Brazil and have been taking our brands around the world, exporting to over 50 countries and working with carefully chosen partners to franchise our brands. 
About the Role:
The person in this role is responsible for the robust accounting and reporting of financial information across GB, Ireland, International and Head Office.
The role:
  • Completion and submission of VAT returns, EC sales lists and Intrastat returns
  • Completion and submission of Sugar Tax Returns 
  • Completion and submission of Plastic Packaging tax returns, including the Netherlands Annual Packaging return
  • Supports in the delivery of robust financial and management information with regards to Indirect Tax
  • Responsible for producing quality balance sheet reconciliations with adequate supporting documentation
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement to improve efficiency and control
  • Train, support and develop Indirect Tax Analysts
Key Responsibilities:
  • Detailed analysis and review of underlying tax data
  • Assists in ensuring the group meets its indirect tax compliance reporting obligations 
  • Monitoring and feedback on indirect tax compliance within the Shared Service Centre and Wider Finance Community
  • Monitoring of Indirect tax thresholds
  • Complete full balance sheet reconciliations ensuring balances are fully supported with adequate documentation
  • Supporting process improvements and alignment with Personal tax reporting requirements
Business partnering 
  • Work closely with GB, Ireland and International Finance to ensure reporting is timely and accurate
  • Work with the Tax Departments to ensure compliance on submissions
  • Feedback on KPIs around irrecoverable Indirect tax
Audit and control
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement to improve efficiency and control
  • Supporting of any external Indirect Tax audits and reviews
  • Support senior management and/or prepare and provide supporting material for external audit
  • Perform user acceptance testing during system upgrades 
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a VAT compliance role, including the preparation and submission of various Indirect Tax returns
  • A good understanding of basic VAT rules   
  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting principles
  • Strong analytical and interpretative skills
  • Ability to identify issues, be proactive and subsequently problem solve through to resolution
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver quality output in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written. Able to clearly articulate finance concepts to non-finance colleagues
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Systems: SAP, MS Office - preferable
What we Believe - We're Striving for better
Our Purpose
We give our all to creating products people truly love. Together, we are united by one shared purpose: enjoying life's everyday moments.
Our Vision
The world around us is changing - and we must evolve too. We're on a mission to become the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow.
Our Values
At Britvic everything we do is informed by our values. It's the way we act in order to achieve our goals and nurture a culture we can all feel proud of.
We care - We care deeply about our brands, our role in society and our impact on the planet. But above all, it's the happiness and health of our people that always comes first.
We're courageous - We're free to dream big, act bravely and lead with heart to deliver breakthrough outcomes.
We own it - Our Integrity, how we work, show up and take accountability matters. We do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way. We say what we mean, and do what we say.
We act with Pace - We cut through complexity, responding to opportunities or challenges with agility and pace. We listen to understand, identify solutions and are trusted to deliver.
We're stronger together - We are open, collaborative and inclusive, respecting and learning from each other's unique contributions, while celebrating our collective success. 
We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.
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